REVIEW: Wahala

Wahala means trouble in Nigerian and boy is this novel aptly named! The story follows three lifelong mixed-race Nigerian girls who bonded over their shared cultural heritage. Now living in London, each of the three is trying to find their happiness in their relationships, careers and friendships. Each has a issues with their upbringing thatContinue reading “REVIEW: Wahala”

Finlay Donovan is Killing It

Ok, I think I’m the last one in the world to read this one. But I really hate the ‘my life is a mess’ female main character trope. On the other hand, I’ve become an accidental hitman… was too tempting to pass over. So I waited until it was on sale on @BookOutlet before IContinue reading “Finlay Donovan is Killing It”

November Wrap Up

I read 22 books this month, lots of good reads,  Pony and Master of Sorrows were my favorites. 📕 The Collective ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️️ 📗 We are the Brennans ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📱 The House with 46 Chimneys ⭐⭐ 🎧 Master of Sorrows ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐💫 📱 The Singles Table ⭐️⭐⭐💫️ 📘 The Wolf Den ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 The Whale Library ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📕 Skin of theContinue reading “November Wrap Up”

REVIEW: 🍎 Apples Never Fall 🍏

Narrator rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Apples Never Fall is a story about an Australian family who was once obsessed with tennis. As the children grew, their parents tennis business flourished but none of the kids ended up being the stars their parents dreamed of. We hear the reasons and are immersed in every moment of love,Continue reading “REVIEW: 🍎 Apples Never Fall 🍏”

REVIEW: Invisible

I’m going to start this review with a note: This is a book about terrorism related to Pakistan and Afghanistan but written by a Caucasian person. The main protagonist is a woman who is half white with a Pakistani father she does not know. She’s not raised with that identity and the crux of theContinue reading “REVIEW: Invisible”

REVIEW: When The Dead Come Calling

I guess because I’m not getting my quarterly trips to Scotland in this year, I am gravitating to stories set in the land of the thistle. In fact, this is my second Scottish mystery this month. I enjoyed the plot of this one; it’s set in a small town with a couple of police officers withoutContinue reading “REVIEW: When The Dead Come Calling”

REVIEW: Litani

“- but you know down deep that if you can’t belong with your mom, then you don’t belong anywhere.” —————————— Litani is the story of a small town lost in the depths of scandal and suspicion. Frankie is forced to move there with her estranged mother after her father dies. Her mother is a prosecutorContinue reading “REVIEW: Litani”

REVIEW: Bath Haus

Bath Haus is a pulpy fun thriller that examines the lies and secret desires in relationships. When Oliver grows bored with his prosaic relationship, he looks for a little spice at a gay bathhouse. Quickly he realizes that he has made a bad decision, he runs from the place after being assaulted and struggles toContinue reading “REVIEW: Bath Haus”

REVIEW: Beheld

One of the periods I love to read about is early colonial America. I was drawn to this little novel about the Plymouth settlement 10 years after the Mayflower lands. The story gives us two main points of view: Alice, the governor’s wife who is a Puritan carrying some guilt from marrying her late best friend’sContinue reading “REVIEW: Beheld”

REVIEW: The House With 46 Chimneys

The House with 46 Chimneys is a story for young readers set around a group of siblings who are shuffled off to their aunt’s house in the country during the beginning of the pandemic. That lands them in a town steeped in history. On their walks they are introduced to the ruins of an oldContinue reading “REVIEW: The House With 46 Chimneys”