Classic · fiction · not a review

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

This enormous story goes by quickly as you become more and more connected to David, his friends, and family. Even Dicken's viewed this book as his best and I couldn't agree more. SYNOPSIS Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned… Continue reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

fiction · Science Fiction · Uncategorized

The Last Best Hope (Star Trek: Picard #1) by Una McCormack

This book straddles the time between the end of The Next Generation and the new CBS Picard television show. The only problem with watching the show before reading this book is that I find myself wanting to re-experience the first season all over again! SYNOPSIS A thrilling novel leading into the new CBS series, Una McCormack’s The… Continue reading The Last Best Hope (Star Trek: Picard #1) by Una McCormack

fiction · New Adult · Over 18

Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston was voted the Winner of Goodread's Best Romance for 2019. I saw this book everywhere lately and found that I couldn't resist diving into it myself. SYNOPSIS What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz… Continue reading Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Fantasy · fiction · SeriousSeriesLove · Uncategorized

September Sequel: Queen of the Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen

This series.....wow. I cannot stop thinking about it. I first read The Queen of the Tearling in 2017 and shortly after that purchased and read the second book The Invasion of the Tearling. I immediately purchased The Fate of the Tearling and put it carefully on my shelf where it has sat for nearly two years. Thanks to… Continue reading September Sequel: Queen of the Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen

fiction · Over 18 · Romantic · YA

The Joy of Romance Books and the Struggle with Recommending Them

I'll be honest. I have a hard time recommending romance books to a general audience. If someone asks me for recommendations, I have many.  But I have questions first. That's because romance is personal. One person's romantic gesture is another individual's suffocating display of affection. Furthermore, what appeals to a reader at one point in… Continue reading The Joy of Romance Books and the Struggle with Recommending Them

Fantasy · fiction · funny

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

This book was one hundred percent, straight up, delightfully weird. There is no other way to describe the experience and no other books that compare. It was, quite simply, wonderfully odd. Originally entitled Good Omens, The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Alice Nutter, Witch this book was originally published in 1990. At the time, neither Neil Gaiman… Continue reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

fiction · YA

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe

I can't seem to stop reading cute high school romance books even though they are really not my favorite. I thought the premise of this book sounded fun - a fish out of water story told from the boy's perspective - but when I cracked into it I know I emitted a loud sigh. High School was not… Continue reading The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe