A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

I received this book as an add-on for a Book of the Month box. With mostly positive reviews on Goodreads, I had high hopes for this novel, but unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me. "Dear Edward" is the story of Edward, a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of a… Continue reading A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

I started reading "The Book of Longings" way back in January and was a little wary of it. But I had heard good reviews about this book and thought I would see for myself. I think the author wrote it well and made it believable, which I appreciated. Told from the perspective of Ana, a… Continue reading A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

A Review: “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons

I picked up this book while visiting Branson, Missouri last year. I mostly was drawn to it because of the beautiful cover art, but I've got to say that this book was just not my cup of tea. Written by Zinzi Clemmons, an American writer with South African roots, "What We Lose" is Clemmons' debut… Continue reading A Review: “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons

My March 2022 Book of the Month Pick

OK, STOP THE PRESSES! Book of the Month has SEVEN books to choose from this March! Normally, Book of the Month (aka BOTM) allows members to choose from five books, but now, the monthly subscription service is offering seven books. I'm so excited to have more book options! I confess that BOTM has become my… Continue reading My March 2022 Book of the Month Pick

A Review: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

I've been on a Katherine Center kick lately with this being the third book I've read by her in the last two and a half months. Center's writing is so easy and enjoyable to me. I guess that's why her novels are considered "comfort reads." In this novel, main character Cassie Hanwell is a firefighter… Continue reading A Review: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

A Review: “Native Son” by Richard Wright

This book was one that I had been wanting to read for a long time but had put off for so long. I managed to go throughout high school and college without having to read this book as a requirement for class. I thought it was going to be like "To Kill A Mockingbird" but… Continue reading A Review: “Native Son” by Richard Wright

A Review: “What You Wish For” by Katherine Center

Happy New Year! We're less than a week in, and 2022 has not been kind. My husband and I spent the last week sick with COVID-19, but thankfully, we have recovered. I'm stuck in quarantine for the next seven days, but on the bright side, I've been able to catch up on some reading.

My December Book of the Month Pick

Hello, fellow bookworms! I can't believe December is already here! I'm so excited for Christmas and have already done most of my shopping. Last month, I skipped my Book of the Month since I had so many books to read, but now I've gotten somewhat caught up and am ready for more. In this post,… Continue reading My December Book of the Month Pick

A Review: “The Sweetest Remedy” by Jane Igharo

This book is what I chose for my September Book of the Month. Set in Nigeria, the plot takes the reader on a journey to an affluent neighborhood and large family estate of the Jolades. Main character Hannah's father passes away, and although she did not know him, his will states that he wants her… Continue reading A Review: “The Sweetest Remedy” by Jane Igharo