December Wrap Up

This month I read 28 books… lots of audiobooks finished as I’ve had a few quiet work weeks without endless conference calls so I could listen while I worked. 🎧 Rough Country* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 The Circus Train* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📗 Factory Girls* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ 📱 The Christmas Clash* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ 🎧 All the Dangerous Things* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📱 The Witch ofContinue reading “December Wrap Up”

September Reading Wrap Up

This month I read 27 books. A little late to post but 🤷🏻‍♀️. 📱 The Moon Eater* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ’« 📕 The Ravens ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 Waterdown* ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧  The Silence Before the Dawn* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📗 Echo North ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Black Potatoes â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ 🎧 The Prisoner* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ’« 📱 The Monarchs* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ’« 📕 ‘Til All These Things Be Done* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ 📘 The Unsinkable Greta James â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ 📗 CloseContinue reading “September Reading Wrap Up”

REVIEW: The Attic Child

The Attic Child begins with the story of Dikembe, a child from the Congo who is sold by his mother to a British gentleman explorer. We hear the story from his child eyes and how he goes from thinking he was a temporary servant to realizing he was permanently in this man’s care as a companion.Continue reading “REVIEW: The Attic Child”

REVIEW: The Lies I Tell

Meg is a woman who has been taken advantage of for the last time. She has turned her victimhood into fuel for an epic revenge streak. Year after year she finds people she can masterfully manipulate and take advantage of. When she crosses paths with Kat, an investigative journalist with her own axe to grind,Continue reading “REVIEW: The Lies I Tell”

Pub Day REVIEW: Upgrade

Blake Crouch does it again! He and Andy Weir are my go-to sci-fi authors that always promise me a thrill ride along with an education. In this story, Logan Ramsay is an agent in the Gene Protection Agency and he is working to alleviate the guilt he has for his mother’s crimes. Both are brilliantContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Upgrade”

REVIEW: Things We Do in the Dark

When comedian, Jimmy Peralta is found dead, his much younger, relatively new fifth wife is charged with his murder. She claims innocence and presses that he has committed suicide. Quickly we learn that she is not who she claims to be. Someone knows who she is and why she’s changed her identity and she’s blackmailingContinue reading “REVIEW: Things We Do in the Dark”

REVIEW: Woman of Light

Woman of Light tells us the story of several generations of a family living in the American West in the early 1900’s. They have indigenous and Mexican roots and therefore are considered less than. At every turn, in every generation we see the limitations of their lives and what they are able to do andContinue reading “REVIEW: Woman of Light”

REVIEW: A Flicker in the Dark

Twenty years ago, girls started disappearing and Chloe’s father was arrested as their killer. Now, she’s seemingly moved on with her life working as a clinical psychologist when girls start going missing again. The hallmarks are quite similar to her father and Chloe finds herself enmeshed in the investigation. There are some concerns that ChloeContinue reading “REVIEW: A Flicker in the Dark”

🗺 REVIEW: The Cartographers ðŸ—º

The Cartographers is an absolutely unique story that had me entertained from start to finish. It stands to reason that book people would understand map people… the passion and intensity that Nell, her parents and colleagues have for creating and exploring maps was intoxicating. I learned so much about cartography reading this story, including howContinue reading “🗺 REVIEW: The Cartographers ðŸ—º”

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”