Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueAuthor: V.E. SchwabPublisher: Tor BooksPage Count: 444Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Historical Fiction, Magic RealismGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.24)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten … Continue reading Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Whoooo are Youuuu?

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I—I hardly know, Sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”“What do you mean by that?” said … Continue reading Whoooo are Youuuu?

Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones 

Title: The Only Good IndiansAuthor: Stephen Graham JonesPublisher: Gallery/Saga PressPage Count: 336Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, American Indian, CulturalGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.74)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) The creeping horror of Paul Tremblay meets Tommy Orange’s There There in a dark novel of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition … Continue reading Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones 

I am a Writer

T̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶r̶u̶l̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶f̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶c̶l̶u̶b̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶ The third week of #Writingwiththesoul is Conviction and the first rule of that is to own and be confident as a writer. Saying “I am a writer” sounds easier than it is when you have spent way too much time in your own head believing your own inner critic … Continue reading I am a Writer

Book Review: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak 

Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldAuthor: Elif Shafak Publisher: VikingPage Count: 312Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Turkish Culture, WomenGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.09)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) ‘In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila’s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the … Continue reading Book Review: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak 

Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Title: The Secret HistoryAuthor: Donna TarttPublisher: VintagePage Count: 559Publication Date: 2004Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult Fiction, Myster, Thriller, ContemporaryGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.11)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Book Review: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Title: Bridge of ClayAuthor: Markus ZusakPublisher: DoubleDayPage Count: 464Publication Date: 2018Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult FictionGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.80)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with … Continue reading Book Review: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Title: Once Upon a RiverAuthor: Diane SetterfieldPublisher: Atria/Emily Bestler BooksPage Count: 464Publication Date: 2018Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Magic Realism, Mystery, Adult FictionGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.95)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while … Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Book Review: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Ruin and RisingAuthor: Leigh BardugoPublisher: Henry Holt and CompanyPage Count: 422Publication Date: 2014Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Young Adult, RomanceGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.05)My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.0) The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the … Continue reading Book Review: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo