Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Review: Dorothy Must Die was just what I needed. My reviews don’t come out in exactly the same order as my reading and I had just gone through some pretty heavy material and needed the break. This was everything I hoped it would be. I’m a sucker for revisiting a world I know and I do love new interpretations of those worlds and enjoy what … Continue reading Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck

Review:  This is my first Pearl Buck novel, but certainly won’t be my last. She is one of the Nobel laureates in literature and this title was irresistible. I had originally planned to read The Good Earth because it would also fit into this year’s Read Harder challenge since it was a part Oprah’s Book Club but, again, this title was irresistible. Fortunately, When I started … Continue reading Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck

The Breaking Light by Heather Hanson

Review: This is a fun little Romeo and Juliet story. I know, fun and Romeo and Juliet story don’t really belong in the same sentence, but trust me here. It’s pretty obvious from the description that I had read on Amazon that it was going to go this way too, but it’s not entirely predictable either. Hanson changes just enough to leave a little doubt … Continue reading The Breaking Light by Heather Hanson

The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere

Review: The Floating Garden was a last minute find to replace my original Read Harder 2017 Task 21, book published by a micropress. I just wasn’t into the book I had originally chosen and life is too short to read books you’re not excited about, right? Looking for a late replacement, I just went over to Goodreads and just searched for something that was in … Continue reading The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Review: I remember all the praise this book was getting a few years ago but still didn’t expect to like it quite as much as I did. Usually, I need likable characters to like a book but I’m willing to call this a special exception. I didn’t really like anyone or anyone they were pretending to be. But I did like the concept that every … Continue reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

Review: I’ll go ahead and admit up front that I am not all that familiar with Malcolm X. I know who he is and that he was a Civil Rights activist and he was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1992 movie named after him but that’s about it. I didn’t even know that his birth last name had been Little or that he was … Continue reading X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Review: I would love to see Prayers for the Stolen  turned into a movie. It’s not typically Hollywood, but I’d love to see the landscapes and contrasts on the big screen and I love the story, especially the end. The story revolves around several issues in Mexico that are usually backdrops to the problem of the US citizen who happens to be on Mexico for a … Continue reading Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Review:  When Dimple Met Rishi is a fun little love story. Dimple and Rishi are both adorable characters and I immediately fell in love with both of them. Rishi is the kind of guy who is cares about what’s important to the girl he’s interested in and though he may seem like a doormat in reference to most of her wishes, he is absolutely not a … Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon