After the Bloom by Leslie Shimotakahara My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy to review through NetGalley* The description of After the Bloom intrigued me but I set the book aside for awhile because it felt like a book that deserved my full attention. The stories of […]
Sociable by Rebecca Harrington My rating: 3 of 5 stars *I received a copy of Sociable through NetGalley* I give the book three stars because it reflects the Goodreads rating system which is that “I liked it”. Sociable is one of those easy and quick reads that offers a window […]
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore My rating: 5 of 5 stars “The company,” said one girl, “always led us to believe everything was under control and safe, but I don’t think they cared.” from The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. My first […]
The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James My rating: 5 of 5 stars Billed as what can only be termed a forensic true crime story, The Man From the Train is a must-read. The style of the book is very deliberately […]
Eat Fat, Get Fit: How to Create YOUR Perfect Diet to Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Have More Energy by Kusha Karvandi My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy of this book for free through Netgalley to review* I’ve read many articles and a few books […]
Burnt Land by Tua Harno My rating: 3 of 5 stars *I received a review copy of this title First off, the concept of this book really drew me in and kept me there almost through the end. I felt that although the book was strong at least 3/4 of […]
I’m actually really excited about Misty’s new book Ballerina Body but need to save up or see if my local library will have a copy so I figured I’d repost my review of her memoir from 2014. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland My rating: 5 of 5 […]
The Wall Between by Jesper Bugge Kold My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy through netgalley to review. Phenomenal! Kold’s writing drew me in immediately. His descriptions are lush but concise and the result is an impression of a character you want to continue getting to know.
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Maps have a particular power to make visible what is invisible but there are stories that aren’t necessarily visually obvious and that is Unruly Places.
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova My rating: 4 of 5 stars I received The Shadow Land to review through Netgalley. Admittedly the cover drew me in and the description intrigued me. I’m surprised that I enjoyed the book as much as I did because early on there were stylistic […]