Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: A Review

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first Ann Patchett book was a collection of essays she wrote for various magazines, This is a Story of a Happy Marriage, but a friend recommended I read her fiction. I have to say the fiction is much better. I really enjoyed this book.The… Continue reading Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: A Review

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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: A Review

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars I bought this book at Target as an impulse buy. I didn't know who the author was, but I liked the title, and the… Continue reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: A Review

March TBR

Since the books from Black History month worked out so well, I thought I would try to do it again for Women's History Month.  Of course, I have a lot of books written by women, so I tried to whittle it down to the four books. It was really hard because there is so much… Continue reading March TBR

February Favorites

This month is the shortest of the entire year, but I still had a few things I really enjoyed. Here are the favorites. Book of the Month This was a solid five star read for me. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is her second book written in the same neighborhood as her first,… Continue reading February Favorites

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: A Review

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Angie Thomas did it again. I absolutely loved this book. I was turning page after page with anticipation, fully engrossed in the plot. The story takes place in the same neighborhood but after the events of her first book, The Hate U… Continue reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: A Review

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh my, this book is good. Austin Channing Brown's memoir of growing up and living in America is beautiful, strong, honest, heartbreaking and encouraging. She talks about issues of race, racism, white supremacy, white… Continue reading I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse: A Review

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar My rating: 3 of 5 stars I came across this series at my local library. I didn't even realize who the author was until I got home with the book. I'm a semi-decent Sherlock fan and mystery novel lover, so that is why I originally picked up the book.The story… Continue reading Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse: A Review

February TBR

This year, I'm trying to read four books a month. I completed this goal last month with It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst, Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness, Devian by Shanna Bosarge, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I might do something with all my classic reviews at the end… Continue reading February TBR

January Favorites

What a month. We have been dealing with some illness in our little family lately, so a focus on favorites is just what I need for a pick me up. Book of the Month I had a few strong four-star reads this month. I'm still working on my last book of my TBR (The Bell… Continue reading January Favorites

Devian by Shanna Bosarge: A Review

The Elemental Union: Book One Devian by Shanna Bosarge My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got this book in a farmer's market in Georgia while visiting family. It's a fantasy with some elemental magic, a girl with a mysterious past, and a robust world. I was in. I'm not familiar with this author's web… Continue reading Devian by Shanna Bosarge: A Review