Review of “Where the Crawdad Sings”

“Where the Crawdad Sings” by Delia Owens is a wonderful book. Surrounded by nature a young Kya is gradually abandoned by everyone who should love her. Her mother walks off one day, followed by each of her siblings, and eventually her father leaves too. Kya is alone in the world. And she must find a…

Review of “My Squirrel Days”

Ellie Kemper is humorous and honest in this funny memoir of her life in acting. Kemper takes us through her experience of finding comedy through college and the shows and other sets she’s worked on. The biggest thing I loved about Kemper’s book is that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She is completely transparent…

Review of “Eagle and Crane”

I loved everything about this book. It’s tragic and beautiful. It’s twisted. It keeps you guessing. Suzanne Rindel really hit the mark well, in my opinion. The book begins in the midst of action, which is always a good starting point. Two Japanese men have run away from an internment camp and the government is…

Review of “Grace’s Guide”

I think I have an addiction to books in the adulting genre. I love books that attempt to use humor to teach me how to adult. Although I would like to argue I adult fairly well, these books make me laugh. And that alone is enough to keep me reading. This book was more humor…

Review of “Uncommon Type”

While I tried my hardest to make my way through this book, I was only able to make it through one short story before I gave up. While I feel Tom Hanks is a talented actor, his writing style leaves something to be desired. I wish I could say more about this book, but honestly…

Review of “The Road Back to You”

I don’t know if many of you have caught on to the enneagram trend, but I’ve certainly seen a lot of it. This peaked my interest. A lot of personality tests are questioned by the christian community, so I was eager to hear what this test would say in light of faith. I loved this…

Review of “China Rich Girlfriend”

A wonderful sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians,” Kevin Kwan tells another story filled with opulence and drama. This time Rachel is back and happily about to be married to Nick, when Nick’s mother steps in to ruin everything. Or is she? Nick’s mother swoops in and reveals the identity of Rachel’s father. Upon meeting her…

Review of “Dear Mrs. Bird”

This book was a delight to read. It was quick and flowed easily. The author wrote with a voice that reminded me of childhood readings. Almost too much at times. Despite the juvenile feel at times, Pearce maintains interesting dialog and an underdog character you can’t help, but love. For any girl who ever wanted…

Review of “Big Little Lies”

Liane Moriarty did absolutely stunning work in this page-turner of a book. The mystery and suspense reels you in, but you stay for the INSANE ending. I enjoyed this book immensely and will be checking out some of her other books (if I ever make my way lower on my TBR pile, ha). The beginning…

Review of “Remember God”

I am a very big fan of Annie F. Downs and her ability to write. Downs attempts to bridge the gap between writer and reader through honest dialog and self-talk throughout her books. I enjoyed her latest “Remember God,” but it didn’t provide me with what I thought it would. Rather than instructional, Downs climbs…