No, Pops: Book Review of Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

Hardcover, 368 pages Published April 7th 2015 Publisher: Pantheon Genre: Fiction, Romance From Goodreads: The summer after she graduates from university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In theContinue reading “No, Pops: Book Review of Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith”

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Hardcover, 336 pages Published January 13th 2015 by Riverhead Books Rachel is really down on her luck. She is a severe alcoholic, which led to her losing her job, losing her husband to another woman, and has a small room in another person’s flat. The only solace she finds is the same commuter train sheContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins”

Book review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Kate Baron, litigation lawyer and single mother, is shocked when her daughter’s prestigious school calls her with stunning news: her highly academic 15-year-old daughter, Amelia, was caught cheating. Kate has a difficult time believing that her daughter would be capable of doing such a thing. But before she arrives at the school and find outContinue reading “Book review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight”

Short-lived impressions: A review of “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

(NOTE: I read and reviewed this book in December 2014 on Goodreads. Don’t worry I will post future book reviews but I just wanted to test my “Book reviews” page.) I thought that this having the Jane Austen aspect it would make this book more interesting and a huge improvement from his last novel. AlthoughContinue reading “Short-lived impressions: A review of “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen”