Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

I have read a couple other retellings of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and I have not found one yet that I really liked. And yet this one might just have broken that stigma I have against Jane Eyre retellings. Yes, it's not perfect and a bit of a mess, but I found myself laughing … Continue reading Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is one of those authors I've been wanting to read for years. I feel like she kind of exploded with Gone Girl, and everyone was talking about her a few years ago. The only problem with reading that book is that, because it's been so popular, I've had pretty much everything in that … Continue reading Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Book Review: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I feel like this is one of those books that most people are told they should read, whether in school or just in general, but one that a lot of people don't like. In fact, I don't know anyone in my personal life who has read it and liked it. However, I wanted to read … Continue reading Book Review: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

It's been a while since I read a thriller I truly enjoyed, especially when that said book does so many things I usually don't like in books. And it did it right. This book has quickly gone to the top of the list of books I've read in 2020 so far. I discovered it completely … Continue reading Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Book Review: All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

I realized going over my Goodreads's list of books I read last year that I read very few books released in 2019. I only read nine total books published in 2019, and only seven of those I actually read in 2019. So my convoluted and probably confusing point is, I want to read more books … Continue reading Book Review: All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Growing up, I was a massive fan of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have not only read the book multiple times, often around Christmas, but I've seen at least a dozen of the many adaptations of the book (some far better than others). So when I stumbled upon this book, which purported to … Continue reading Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Book Review: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

It's been a while since I've read a nonfiction book. This one I was assigned to read in my history class (which is also my favorite class this semester), so I didn't exactly read it by choice. I've also never heard of it, so I'm glad I had a chance to read it. Riis was … Continue reading Book Review: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

This is perhaps one of the most anticipated books of 2019, and a few months ago I'm pretty sure most readers were talking about it. This is the first book of Bardugo's new series, and I believe her first adult book as well (though we'll get to my thoughts on that later). I usually don't … Continue reading Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

I feel guilty to say that this is the first time I have ever read the Lord of the Rings. So many people love this series, and I grew up with the film series. I can almost quote the movies word-for-word...which may be concerning. However, despite all that, I have never read the books. Until … Continue reading Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien