The Breaking Light by Heather Hanson

Review: This is a fun little Romeo and Juliet story. I know, fun and Romeo and Juliet story don't really belong in the same sentence, but trust me here. It's pretty obvious from the description that I had read on Amazon that it was going to go this way too, but it's not entirely predictable... Continue Reading →

A Small Revolution by Jimin Han

Review: This is a pleasant surprise. It's a Kindle First book I got a few months ago, along with the audio upgrade, that had so much more to it than I expected. At it's core the story is about four college girls who are held captive by a guy with a gun for reasons that blur... Continue Reading →

The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter by J.S. Drangsholt, translated by Tara F. Chace

Review: This was a great palate cleaner after a series of intense nonfiction reads. It was light and fun and I really enjoyed diving into Ingrid's unique flavor of crazy. Ingrid Winter is desperately trying to hold it all together. A neurotic Norwegian mother of three small children and an overworked literature professor with an... Continue Reading →

The Original Dream by Nukila Amal, translated by Linda Owens

Review: The writing was beautiful but I lost the overall point of the story. It never felt like I found the revelation it was adding up to which left me with a feeling of disappointment after a promising ride. For Maya, history is like a dream, and her dreams are like a history of her... Continue Reading →

The Happenings – December 2016

December has been a little crazy, realizing that I almost never got around to reading my Kindle Firsts and trying to catch my 150 books for the Goodreads reading challenge. I managed the second one but have one more Kindle First to catch up on. Currently Reading Just one book right now, but only because... Continue Reading →

The Moonlit Garden by Corina Bomann, translated by Alison Layland

Review: I listened to this one, narrated by  Justine Eyre. It was about 12 hours long, but it passed by quickly with this fun read. It's not particularly deep or magical and it doesn't call life as we know it into question. It's a nice read/listen, light and intriguing for anyone in the mood for... Continue Reading →

Nirzona (A Love Story) by Abidah El Khalieqy, translated by Annie Tucker

Review: I have to admit that it took a while for me to decide whether this book was worth finishing. I was captivated by the first few pages but unsure how it was going to be a love story. When the love story did start to pick up, I was unsure if I was going... Continue Reading →

Orchids and Stone by Lisa Preston

Review: This was a good book. It was intriguing and enjoyable, but not earth-shattering. This had been my March Kindle First book but I was way late in getting to it. They’re trying to take me. Help! Help me, please. Daphne Mayfield sought a moment of quiet in a park—a break from city life, a... Continue Reading →

Midair by Kodi Scheer

Review: This review does contain some spoilers, mostly because I believe in trigger warnings and this book definitely needs to come with at least one. It's otherwise an engaging look at these two things that I'm not accustomed to seeing. Trigger warning: Suicide. There's another trigger but it comes after the spoiler-free section of this... Continue Reading →

The Unbroken Line of the Moon by Johanne Hildebrandt, translated by Tara F. Chace

Review: There was a lot to love here, but also some places that require trigger warnings. Those would be for rape, gang rape, sex, and violence. The violence probably seems obvious because Vikings, the rape and gang rape weren't entirely expected for me. Despite the stories about the women enjoying a higher level of equality than... Continue Reading →

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