Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 I broke a cardinal rule with this book: I judged it by its cover. And I’m here now, hat in hand, to tell you just how wrong I was. Monique Grant is an aspiring writer who finds herself at the cusp of a breakthrough when Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo personally requests herContinue reading “Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Book Review: The Searcher

Overall Rating: 4/5 Like so many others, I have spent the last few months dreaming about the day that I can travel again. I crave the bustle of an airport, the quietude of disconnecting during a long flight, and the excitement of exploring a place unknown…or really just any place that bears no resemblance toContinue reading “Book Review: The Searcher”

Book Review: Leave the World Behind

Overall Rating: 4/5 I stand firmly in the camp that film or TV adaptations of books rarely do them justice, but the chance of seeing what existed solely on paper and in my mind being translated to a screen far too tantalizing for me to turn away. Needless to say, when I saw the castingContinue reading “Book Review: Leave the World Behind”

Book Review: The Last Anniversary

Overall Rating: 3/5 Every once in a while, I will come across a book that does not necessarily rank as highly in terms of “literary quality” but is still so enjoyable. The Last Anniversary centers around an unusual family business started by two sisters who raise a baby after her parents mysteriously disappear. Set onContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Anniversary”

Book Review: The Shining

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 I knew I wanted to read at least one horror book during spooky season and what better choice to fit the cause than Stephen King’s classic? Of course I had heard of The Shining growing up, but I didn’t actually know anything about the plot. Yes, I’ve seen images of those creepyContinue reading “Book Review: The Shining”

Book Review: Circe

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Fun fact about me – I grew up obsessed with Greek mythology. I came *this* close to attending Bristol University for Classical Studies and in middle school, I wrote a book about a teenage girl who was magically transported back in time and mistaken for Helen of Troy (no, it will neverContinue reading “Book Review: Circe”

Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Overall Rating: 3/5 So many people love this book so I know I am in the minority when it comes to my feelings towards Where the Forest Meets the Stars. The story revolves around Jo and Gabriel, two individuals from seemingly different backgrounds brought together by an unusual child. It is a sweet and heartwarmingContinue reading “Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars”

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa

Overall Rating: 4/5 Trigger Warning: Pedophilia, Abuse Wow, I have never felt so glued to a book that simultaneously frustrated and disturbed me as deeply as My Dark Vanessa. Knowing the general plot of the story beforehand – a teenage girl being groomed by her school teacher – I would be lying if I saidContinue reading “Book Review: My Dark Vanessa”

Book Review: Conjure Women

Overall Rating: 5/5 If you have seen Conjure Women before, you perhaps imagined that this is a book about magic. Its beautiful cover art – filled with colorful flowers, mysterious figures, and complementary tones – is enough to entice one to concoct an entire fantasy before the first page is even opened… or at leastContinue reading “Book Review: Conjure Women”

Book Review: The Water Dancer

Overall Rating: 4.25/5 I have to be honest with you – when I sat down to write this review, I thought it would just flow. After all, this was one of those books that would not let me stop thinking about it. But over and over again, I was left unsatisfied with my words. EachContinue reading “Book Review: The Water Dancer”