Adult Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

  American War by Omar El Akkad (Alfred A Knopf - April 4, 2017) "Come now," said Yousef. "Everybody fights an American War." This quote is just one on the miles-long list of lines that hit me at my very core as I was reading this searingly powerful book. A book that touches on every … Continue reading Adult Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

YA Review: Girl on Point by Cheryl Guerriero

Girl on Point by Cheryl Guerriero (Red Adept Publishing - May 2, 2017) Girl on Point is a very powerful and original debut novel set in the suburbs and inner city neighborhoods in New Jersey. It tackles the incredibly difficult topics of teenage gang violence, drugs, and death from a quite unique perspective - that … Continue reading YA Review: Girl on Point by Cheryl Guerriero

Release Day Review: The Girl of the Lake by Bill Roorbach

This collection of ten stories is a wonderful literary homage to relationships, with each story being incredibly unique and in some way a statement on the human condition. Roorbach hits a vast array of topics, from a young child exploring Russian history with an elderly neighbor to a lustful online dating encounter between a farmer … Continue reading Release Day Review: The Girl of the Lake by Bill Roorbach

Vacation Review: The Windfall by Diksha Basu

Last vacation review of the trip! This one is out on June 27th in the US - put it on your new release purchase list NOW..... A thoroughly satisfying social and class satire set in Delhi and New York, "The Windfall" tells the story of a family grappling with newfound wealth and attempting to find … Continue reading Vacation Review: The Windfall by Diksha Basu

Vacation Review: Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Coming to you from the car en route from Tennessee home to Wisconsin! FIVE STARS!!! An absolutely glorious commentary on motherhood, marriage, grief, faith and forgiveness. As a mother and daughter, I made note of so many passages and thoughts that hit me especially hard, particularly those that pertained to children actually knowing a mother's … Continue reading Vacation Review: Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Vacation Review: The Child by Fiona Barton

This one comes to from Tennessee where we are visiting family on our way back to Wisconsin. And the book comes out on June 27th! 4 Stars! Loved this one! It's a smart thriller and I always like reporters solving crimes, so I was set up to connect with the story. I can't review it … Continue reading Vacation Review: The Child by Fiona Barton

Nerdy Book Club – Picture Books about Yoga

I'm on Nerdy Book Club again today, and this time the post is a round up of picture books about YOGA! Head on over and take a look! If you are interested in my other Nerdy Book Club posts, here they are! #ownvoices, Windows and Mirrors 10 Picture Book Series for Read Alouds     … Continue reading Nerdy Book Club – Picture Books about Yoga

Vacation Review: City Mouse by Stacey Lender

 We are currently smack in the middle of Tropical Storm Cindy while in Gulf Shores, AL - not great for beach time, but great for reading!  Remember, my vacation reviews don't have links - you know where to buy books, right?   City Mouse falls perfectly and satisfyingly into the genre I call Mommy Lit … Continue reading Vacation Review: City Mouse by Stacey Lender

Vacation Review: The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy

Vacation reviews mean I'm not supposed to be blogging and should be back on the beach! No official descriptions or links - you know where to find all that, right? This was a great beach read ~ I finished it in one long beach session! Some books grab me right away and won't let go, … Continue reading Vacation Review: The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy

Vacation Review: White FurΒ 

FIVE STARS!!! Vacation Review #1  I'm not providing official book descriptions in vacation reviews ~   I trust you know where to find it if you want it!  THIS BOOK!!!!! So, let me preface this with the fact that this is NOT my normal read and I know many of my read-alike friends might not … Continue reading Vacation Review: White FurΒ