Book Review: The Sound of Glass by Karen White

Format: Hardcover Published: May 12, 2015 Pages: 432 pages Genre: Fiction & Literature, Women’s Fiction Description:  “It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt. Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt fromContinue reading “Book Review: The Sound of Glass by Karen White”

A Misunderstood Heroine – Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Format:  Paperback Published:  1816 Pages: 432 pages Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Classics, Romance       I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like” –Jane Austen That quote cannot be any truer, especially when talking about a character like Emma Woodhouse. Emma is definitely unlike Austen other heroines. AndContinue reading “A Misunderstood Heroine – Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen”

Book Review: The Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Format: Paperback Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Published: March 3, 2015 Pages: 352 pages Genre: Mystery & Thriller   Synopsis: “Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life beginsContinue reading “Book Review: The Daughter by Jane Shemilt”

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”

ALA’s Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014

Yesterday, the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom released the top 10 frequently challenged books of 2014. The ALA does this every year to inform the public about censorship attempts that affect libraries and schools: 1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sexContinue reading “ALA’s Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014”

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”

The Grantchester Mysteries-a unique British mystery

The Granchester Mysteries by James Runice so far consist of three volumes: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (2012) Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night (2013) Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil (2014) (The series will have six volumes overall and the fourth volume this coming May.) The series takes placeContinue reading “The Grantchester Mysteries-a unique British mystery”

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”