REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Ooh do we get a story full of teenage drama in this one. Reminiscent of John Green, we got a quirky story about the “It” girl in school who goes “missing.” She leaves a series of notes to her classmates, boyfriend and friends to help them both find her and understand her. Along the wayContinue reading “REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

REVIEW: Sankofa

A Sankofa is an African symbol of a bird that is looking backward towards its feet, it symbolizes the idea that you must look backwards to move forwards. That is Anna’s journey as she is in the midst of a divorce when her mother dies. She never knew her father but she finds a diaryContinue reading “REVIEW: Sankofa”

REVIEW: The Candy House

Full disclosure: I didn’t read the first book of this series. I’m not sure you need to, we get good background on the characters through this one. The title tells us to expect that all is not what it seems. The Candy House is a place that looks lovely and inviting from the outside, butContinue reading “REVIEW: The Candy House”

REVIEW: Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders

I am a total true crime junkie. Dateline, podcasts, documentaries… you name it if someone was killed, raped, kidnapped or drawn into a cult… I am interested. So when I saw this one pop up on Libro.fm’s ALC choices for the month, I prioritized it. I need more true crime books in my life. Listening toContinue reading “REVIEW: Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders”

REVIEW: Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas

I’m not sure this book will be for your average reader or even your average non-fiction reader but if you have an interest in genetics or anthropology then this is a must read. Raff explores the varied theories about how indigenous Americans came to live in Alaska, mainland America all the way into South America.Continue reading “REVIEW: Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

REVIEW: Bright Burning Things

Sonya is an alcoholic, she is doing her best to raise her young son while trying to suppress the truth of her own childhood. The writing is evocative and gives you a real glimpse into the internal battle of mental illness and addiction. It’s so easy to both hate Sonya and empathize with her. Life isContinue reading “REVIEW: Bright Burning Things”

Audiobook REVIEW: My Monticello

I’m not generally a short story reader, I like a big chonky tome with so much detail, I could drown in it. But I saw so many fabulous reviews for My Monticello and it was one of Librofm Influencer ALC choices so I decided to go for it.  It was exactly what I struggle with inContinue reading “Audiobook REVIEW: My Monticello”