Category Archive: Reviews

The Girls ~ Emma Cline

The literary equivalent of Gus Van Sant’s Elephant…. Buy this instead…

I adore David Mitchell, but….

I did not adore this book. The more I think about it, the more convinced I become that Mitchell bit off a little more than he could chew with this one… I should… Continue reading

The Girl on the Train ~ Review

“She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…”    The Girl on the Train is a Thriller/Mystery set in modern-day London and its surrounding area. It’s a story about… Continue reading

The Secret History ~ Review (Some Spoilers)

“Psychology is only another word for what the ancients called fate.” The Secret History tells the story of six students at a small, arty New England college and the circumstances surrounding a murder within the… Continue reading

The Year in Books

Every year I participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I usually manage between 30-40 books a year, not counting the books I re-read (which I think should count :p) So, how’d I do… Continue reading

The Book Thief ~ A Review

THE BOOK THIEF has been on my shelf practically since it came out, but I kept putting it off and reading other things instead. Finally, last month, I decided to read it. My… Continue reading

The Shock of the Fall ~ Review

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I’m ashamed to say it, but I’d been avoiding it just because I didn’t find the cover appealing. It struck me as a little Fault in… Continue reading

Bring up the Bodies ~ Review

Bring up the Bodies picks up where Wolf Hall left off: It’s September 1535, and Anne’s womb has failed England. Henry VIII’s eyes are wandering to meek, diffident Jane Seymour though he and Anne Boleyn… Continue reading

Wolf Hall ~ Review

You’ll love this book if you enjoyed: Kleopatra, Pharaoh, The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure, Birds Without Wings I cannot rave enough about Wolf Hall. It is the most perfectly, elegantly, and beautifully crafted… Continue reading

Don’t Believe the Hype ~ The Night Circus (Review)

I was disappointed in this book. I really wanted to enjoy it. I was intrigued by the blurb on the back and was ready to be blown away. …… …. … I wasn’t.… Continue reading

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