Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

4 Stars. Throw together a bunch of flawed characters, a boarding school, a clumsy & opinionated leading lady, Victorian era elements, magic, and dreams & visions and you have a recipe for the perfect summer read.


Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

4 Stars. Read if you’re in the mood for drama and a group of characters most despicable & terrible. This is a literary classic that is all about revenge — no tea, crumpets and ballroom parties here.

Book Review: Here by Richard McGuire

1 Star. Read if you’re in the mood for a super short read, Graphic novel, little to no dialogue, a bit of reflection on the past & what’s to come.

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

3 Stars. Read if you’re in the mood for a fast-paced YA fantasy, a ‘Grumpy Old Man’ type, a dark whimsical forest, and a strong female friendship

Top Ten Tuesday: 5-Star Reads

This post idea comes from The Broke and the Bookish‘s ‘Top Ten Tuesday’. This week’s topic is Top 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads.  Since everyone’s definition of ‘recent’ is a bit different, I have selected 10 books that I have read from today’s date dating back to January 1, 2015. If you’re interested…

Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Title/Author: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Publisher/Year: January 2006 by Vintage Books (first published in January 2005) Genre: Literary Fiction, Dystopian, Romance, Adult Fiction Series: N/A Format: Softcover Source: Owned “From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and…