Book Review: The Ghost Garden by Susan Doherty

Title: The Ghost GardenAuthor: Susan DohertyPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: May 14, 2019ISBN: 9780735276505 Synopsis from Goodreads:Susan Doherty’s groundbreaking book brings us a population of lost souls, ill-served by society, feared, shunted from locked wards to rooming houses to the streets to jail and back again. For the past ten years, some of the peopleContinue reading “Book Review: The Ghost Garden by Susan Doherty”

Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Great BelieversAuthor: Rebecca MakkaiPublisher: VikingPublication Date: June 2018ISBN: 9780735223530 Synopsis from Goodreads:In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings asContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai”

Book Review: The Book of Hidden Wonders by Polly Crosby

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Book of Hidden WondersAuthor: Polly CrosbyPublisher: Park Row BooksPublication Date: September 1, 2020ISBN: 9780778310006 Synopsis from Goodreads:Romilly Kemp and her eccentric father have happy but sheltered lives in a ramshackle mansion in the English countryside. To help make ends meet, heContinue reading “Book Review: The Book of Hidden Wonders by Polly Crosby”

Book Review: Given by Nandi Taylor

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: GivenAuthor: Nandi TaylorPublisher: Wattpad BooksPublication Date: January 21, 2020ISBN: 9781989365045 Synopsis from Goodreads:As a princess of the Yirba, Yenni is all-but-engaged to the prince of a neighboring tribe. She knows it’s her duty to ensure peace for her people, but as herContinue reading “Book Review: Given by Nandi Taylor”

Book Review: Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Agnes at the End of the WorldAuthor: Kelly McWilliamsPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: June 9, 2020ISBN: 9780316487337 Synopsis from Goodreads:Agnes loves her home of Red Creek. What she doesn’t know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled byContinue reading “Book Review: Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams”

Book Review: An Idea About My Dead Uncle by K.R. Wilson

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*Title: An Idea About My Dead Uncle Author: K.R. WilsonPublisher: Guernica EditionsPublication Date: September 1, 2019ISBN: 9781771834513 Synopsis:An Idea About My Dead Uncle is about the identities we choose and the ones that are imposed on us. It is about being on theContinue reading “Book Review: An Idea About My Dead Uncle by K.R. Wilson”

Book Review: There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: There’s a Word for ThatAuthor: Sloane TanenPublisher: Little, Brown and CompanyPublication Date: April 2, 2019ISBN: 9780316437165 Synopsis from Goodreads:Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughterContinue reading “Book Review: There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen”

Book Review: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Breasts and EggsAuthor: Meiko KawakamiPublisher: Europa EditionsPublication Date: April 7, 2020 (First published in 2008)ISBN: 9781609455873 Synopsis:Breasts and Eggs tells the story of three women: thirty-year-old Natsuko, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko’s daughter, Midoriko. Makiko has traveled to Tokyo in searchContinue reading “Book Review: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami”

Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman

Title: Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French ParentingAuthor: Pamela DruckermanPublisher: Penguin PressPublication Date: February 2012ISBN: 9781594203336 Synopsis from Goodreads:When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even FrenchContinue reading “Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman”

Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Dear UniverseAuthor: Florence GonsalvesPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: May 12, 2020ISBN: 9780316436731 Synopsis from Goodreads:It’s senior year, and Chamomile Myles has whiplash from traveling between her two universes: school (the relentless countdown to prom, torturous college applications, and theContinue reading “Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves”