Review of “The Silent Patient”

Michaelides brings forward his first novel. An interesting psychological examination of relationships gone wrong. Alecia is accused of killing her husband and promptly goes silent. She is placed in a facility where the doctors hope to end her silence. But things in the facility are more twisted than they seem and Alecia’s silence more profound….

Review of “Homebody”

Everyone loves Joanna Gaines. It’s just one of those undeniable facts. The Gaines family is creative and passionate. They stand by their ideals and they have grown a business that people admire. So of course, like the masses, I begged for the new Joanna Gaines book, “Homebody” for Christmas. And I got it! Gaines breaks…

Review of “Rich People Problems”

Kwan does it again. With distinct prose and imagery Kwan allows the common person to actively imagine the life of the rich and famous. The story picks up with Nick’s grandmother on her deathbed. As you would expect, family floods in for one last shot at inheriting her money. At Rachel’s request, Nick returns home…

Review of “Girl, Wash Your Face”

Coming into this book I was cautious. I had heard mixed reviews and was uncertain how I would feel about it. Some people felt she wasn’t taking things seriously enough or not being faithful enough. When I started it, I was honestly ready for the worst. Against the mixed reviews, Hollis is an excellent writer….

Review of “The Actor’s Life”

Jenna Fischer is amazing. From the minute you see her sitting in reception on the Office, you can’t help but love her. So, when I saw she wrote a book, I knew I was going to read it, regardless of what it was about. Okay, maybe not anything, but anything within the realm of reason. Fischer’s…

My Top 10 Books of 2018

Honestly, 2018 was a great year of reading for me. I purchased more books and utilized the library more than I have in years. These books were new releases, old favorites, and recommendations from all kinds of people. Some books I loved and others I never finished. Now, in order to wrap 2018 in a…

Review of “Grit”

Honestly, there were points where I didn’t know if I was gritty enough to finish this book. Duckworth is doing important work, but this book lacked an element of interest for me. The parts of this research that stood out to me the most were Duckworth’s thoughts on extracurricular activities. While I’ve always felt these…

Review of “Sacred Holidays”

Kiser is brilliant and insightful in her book “Sacred Holidays.” She takes a step out of the religious and the secular to bring a holiday that is holy and set apart. Filled with her own stories, Kiser leaves nothing back. She provokes change. I loved this book. Absolutely loved it. Kiser makes it apparent that…

Review of “Educated”

“Educated” by Tara Westover is a wonderful book filled with struggle and perseverance. Through ridiculous odds Westover experiences a life and education she never imagined possible. You know there are people like that out there, but you never think they actually exist. People who fear the government and the end of the world. They seem…