Book Review: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia OwensGenre: Historical FictionLength: 370 pagesPublisher: J.P. Putnam & SonsRelease Date: August 14, 2018 Synopsis:For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark,Continue reading “Book Review: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens”

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry/A Review

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan BarryPublisher: Pantheon BooksLength: 362 pagesGenre: Historical FictionRelease Date: March 3, 2020ARC acquired through publisher Synopsis: It’s 1989, and the Danvers High School Women’s Field Hockey team is staring down another losing season. But things start to look up when the team’s goalie discovers a book that will change bothContinue reading “We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry/A Review”

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor/A Review

The Women of Brewster Place: A Novel in Seven Stories by Gloria NaylorGenre: Historical FictionPublisher: Penguin BooksLength: 192 PagesFormat: AudiobookRelease Date: June 2, 1982 My Thoughts: I read this book through Audible in one sitting. I was thoroughly captivated with the lives of the women residing in Brewster Place, since they represent a microcosm ofContinue reading “The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor/A Review”

‘The Lost Girls of Paris’ by Pam Jenoff/A Review

Synopsis (from Goodreads): 1946, Manhattan Gace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozenContinue reading “‘The Lost Girls of Paris’ by Pam Jenoff/A Review”

My Library Haul

Last weekend I picked up some exciting reads from my local library! These titles are ones that I’ve been anxiously awaiting to start! Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Back in my college years, I began reading Anna Karenina since I was intrigued by the love story. At the time I only knew that Tolstoy wroteContinue reading “My Library Haul”

My Disneyathon/August TBR

Next month I’m trying my hand at the Disneyathon (Disney Reasathon) throughout the month of August. I don’t need to read Disney-related stories (but I am tempted in reading the Descendants stories!), but this readathon is divided into teams. I signed up for Team Mulan; I already own one of the group books, and IContinue reading “My Disneyathon/August TBR”

Reading Rush Wrap-Up

During The Reading Rush, my goal was to read 4 books:–The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane–Small Country–The Tea Dragon Society–Sorcery of Thorns I will list each book below and which challenges I fulfilled: For the challenge ‘Read a book with at least 5 words on the cover’:The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.Continue reading “Reading Rush Wrap-Up”

‘Small Country’ by Gael Faye/A Review

Small Country by Gael FayeTranslated by Sarah ArdizzonePublisher: Hogarth PressLength: 185 pagesGenre: Historical FictionRelease Date: June 2018 I got my hands on Small Country as a Book of the Month selection for the month of May 2018. I was immediately intrigued by the story: a story that details the tragic events of the Rwandan genocideContinue reading “‘Small Country’ by Gael Faye/A Review”

June Reading Wrap-Up

This wrap-up is very underwhelming, since I only completed two books this month. I very much wanted to read sooo much more (I was looking forward to reading Lisa See this month!), but June has been a stressful mess of job transitions and wedding planning. The drama of these two factors have not lessened byContinue reading “June Reading Wrap-Up”

Two Engaging Reads, and Baby Goats! / June Reading Blog #1

The first weekend of June brought some unexpected stress, some cuteness, and some welcomed reading! The stressful part was due to wedding planning. I’m getting married in August, and communicating with family members (especially ones in the wedding party) can be a challenge. I picked up one of the items I needed for the bigContinue reading “Two Engaging Reads, and Baby Goats! / June Reading Blog #1”