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Swept Off Her Feet by Hester Browne

Now, chic lit is often used with great disdain to dismiss a book. Well, I proudly enjoy most stories that would probably be considered chic lit except I just call them fiction. Although, I do wish we could get away from some of the covers (Hello Publishers!) that are typically Barbie pink or feature women in uncomfortable,… Continue reading Swept Off Her Feet by Hester Browne

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

This book was published in 2012. It is the captivating story of Ivan, a silverback gorilla that lives on display in a shopping mall. Katherine Applegate's Ivan was inspired by the real Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. This book is told from Ivan's perspective during a period of dramatic changes in his life. I failed this book… Continue reading The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate