November Book Reviews

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. Okay, I’m for sure writing down who recommends books to me because I really want to talk this one over with someone! What a complex, deep, amazingly emotional writer Ruskovich is. In fact, I want to meet HER and talk about this book. This story skips around in time, but the […]

October Book Reviews

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister. This novel is based on a true story of the first woman hired as a Pinkerton detective. In her notes, Macallister states that not much was known about Kate Warne, but she used what she could find to right a detective and love story. I liked this book, but […]

September Book Reviews

Perla by Carolina De Robertis. I was lucky enough to hear De Robertis speak at a workshop and her story and background intrigued me. I have since read two of her books. This story, that of young Perla Correa, took me to a world I had never heard of. Inspired by the actual disappearance of […]

More Book Reviews for August

This is a long month of Fridays…so here you have it. (PLUS I’m behind on my BLOGS…I have been reading and writing instead.) Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties by Camille Pagán. This was a recommend from someone or somewhere (I need to start making notes!) And while stylistically the book is without fault the […]

August Book Reviews

The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder. Another oldie, published in 1988. I really enjoyed this one. A fifteen year old boy received a letter from his father…who died when he was four years old. In the letter his fathers tells a story. Poignant, mysterious, and wonderful…a quick read. Rate: 4.5 The Light in the Ruins […]

July 2018 Book Reviews

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil. A NON-FICTION, by choice!!!!! I can’t even remember who recommended this one, but I like it a lot. O’Neil is a data scientist and writes a blog. This book explains how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy in clear language, with simple progressions from point A to […]

June 2018 Book Reviews

The Goddesses by Swan Huntley. I think this book was publicized on one of my Facebook writer’s groups. It is decent enough, but I didn’t find anything to be a surprise. This is the story of Nancy—Her husband has cheated on her and they uproot and move to Kona, Hawaii with their twin high school […]

More May Book Reviews

I have been reading, reading, reading…..trying to fill the gap for Marlene? Nope, I just had so many books folks had recommended that I spent an hour searching them and putting them on my library hold list, then suspending groups so that every two weeks I get three new books. I love this processes, although […]

May Book Reviews

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (published 1920). I’m not one for classics, but every once in awhile I dip into one. This was a good read, well written flow, but what a perspective. It was one of those books I had to look up when I finished because I didn’t “get” the end. […]

April Book Reviews

Judas by Amos Oz. Another one I didn’t finish….but not because it wasn’t good. It actually is good, but complex. The story of a Jewish scholar who goes to live with an old man as a companion and their conversations, with a bit of a love story thrown in. Anyway…lots of amazing information and I […]