February Book Reviews 2019

Ahh…the joys of reading never end. But my audio book will be out soon and I guess I have to build “listening” into my repertoire. The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes. I enjoyed her other books so decided to read some of her earlier work. This one starts off sort of “expected”…characters in […]

January 2019 Book Reviews

Murder in the Collective by Barbara Wilson. This seems like a fairly old book, but I bought it at a used book sale and the front pages are missing. I discovered that I’m the last person to read this copy, because as I read, more and more pages fell out. A strange murder mystery about […]

December Book Reviews 2018

Wow…here we are at the end of 2018…amazing. I read a lot these past few months…some great books, some not so wonderful. Admittedly I read a lot in November because the fire danger was so outrageous in California I felt I needed to stay at home in case there was call fro quick evacuation. Kingdom […]

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 […]