Just when you think you have heard or read enough about Trump, you come across a book that tells you something new. I certainly did not expect to find any revelations in a graphic novel, but here we are. … More What I Learned from Trump: A Graphic Biography
This Ray Bradbury classic somehow managed to escape my school curriculum. I could see why it is a classic, especially in the context of when it was published (1953). It spoke to concerns of the rising technological age and the conformism of the time. They had no idea what they were really in for in … More Fahrenheit 451 Review
I read this book along with The Bell Jar for my local book club and I was curious to find just how much her famous novel mirrored her own life. The book club met last month. No one managed to read through the whole of Wintering. Lucky for you, I am stubborn and insisted on … More Review-Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath by Kate Moses
Well that was depressing…at least that’s what most people tend to think of it. As a psychology professional in my other life, I found her novel to be a fascinating and accurate depiction of one’s descent into mental illness and subsequent suicide attempt. The Bell Jar is considered a roman a clef (French for “novel … More The Bell Jar Review
Last year, I did the GoodReads challenge and read 40 in one year. If you’re like me, and you want to read ALL THE THINGS and get overwhelmed when you walk into a bookstore or a library, this is the spot for you. Speaking of GoodReads, they have a great app with reviews, including … More Welcome to the Club!
Elizabeth Strout’s most recent novel is well written and intriguing. Lucy Barton and her estranged mother fill the time as they reminisce on the not-so-good-old-days. They artfully manage to avoid the difficult topics and instead catch up on the town gossip and connect through their memories of others’ lives. Strout brilliantly tells Lucy’s story and … More My Name is Lucy Barton Review
A best seller in Spain and taking place in Barcelona, this novel was one of two highly recommended reads (by locals) for our own family’s trip to the beautiful city on the Mediterranean. The Shadow of the Wind has it all-murder, mystery, romance, and adventure. The main protagonist, Daniel, is 10 years old at the … More Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind Book Review