Review of “Things Left Unsaid”

This may sound bad, but I often find myself steering away from distinctly labeled Christian books. It’s my opinion that often they end up being cheesy or they tend to forget that we live in a fallen world. Characters fall in love, win the championship, and praise the Lord. Which is all well and good,…

Review of “The Third Wife”

Jewell writes the story of the death of a man’s third wife. Ordinarily this story wouldn’t be anything exceptional, however the way this family is connected is interesting. Each wife hasn’t remarried and they all vacation together, like one big happy family. This story starts off slow and never really picks up pace. I believe…

Review of “Growing Up Social”

Chapman is known for his work with the love languages. He is working to mend families and keep love tanks full. Chapman pairs up with Pellicane to bring us a book on technology and how it effects children. The biggest point this book stresses is moderation. Children can use technology, but it shouldn’t be their…

Review of “Mary Poppins Comes Back”

The wind changes and back she comes. Mary Poppins comes back for one more adventure with the children. As usual, Mary gives a time frame, she’ll be gone when the chain breaks, but for a few magical moments we have her back. This book closely aligns with Mary Poppins Returns, Disney’s newest Mary Poppins movie….

Review of “Mary Poppins”

Practically perfect in every way. Mary Poppins is a glorious childhood experience. I adore Disney’s adaptation of Mary Poppins, so it’s surprising that I’ve taken this long to read the books. While the books have a different feel, Mary Poppins is an imitation of Travers real life experience. Where we see someone vain or extreme,…

Review of “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing”

John Green’s brother Hank picks up the pen for this interesting novel about a mysterious statue that suddenly appears all around the world. One girl, April May, becomes entangled in the mystery of it all by chance, but then again is it really by chance? This novel was extremely well written. Green has a clear…

Review of “And Then There Were None”

Agatha Christie, as usual, is brilliant and twisty in this murder mystery about 10 people who go to an island. It’s quickly discovered that each person murdered someone and have been summoned there to pay for their sins. The amazing thing about Christie is that she leaves no detail unattended. The storyline is so intricate…

Review of “Love is a Verb”

I loved “The Five Love Languages,” so when I saw Gary Chapman had more books I knew I had to check them out. This book wasn’t as exceptional as I had hoped. I’m only 22 and married. This leads to lots of pressure especially when statistics say 50% (roughly) of marriages fail. I didn’t come…

Review of “The Bride Test”

I wanted to like “The Bride Test,” but I just couldn’t. The description doesn’t truly prepare you for what to expect from this book. I assumed this would be a sweet book about a man with autism realizing that he can and does love people. What the book actually seemed to be was awkward commentary…

Review of “Murder on the Orient Express”

Christie is known as an excellent mystery novelist, known for her details and twists. This book follows Hercules Poirot. As the train sits stuck on the tracks the mystery twists further and further while Poirot attempts to make sense of a tangled story. Christie does excellent work here. The short paragraphs allow for quick reading…