Source: Library

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Posted April 25, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman has a very interesting premise, a couple who run a lighthouse find a baby and raise it as their own. I was intrigued and looked forward to reading of the consequences this act would invoke. I enjoyed the sections of the book that described Tom and Isabel’s courtship. […]

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Posted April 21, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I typically don’t read young adult unless it is in the form of Harry Potter. However, a new-to-me young adult book usually gets me out of a reading slump and A Monster Calls was my pick up of choice. It is a depressing book, dealing with the impending death of a child’s mother, but “happy […]

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The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Posted February 22, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The best way to describe the novel The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is to compare it to The Royal Tenenbaums but without the understated humor. The Plumb children were self-absorbed, entitled and while adults acted like children. In short, the characters were all unlikable and were not the reason I became invested in the […]

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The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

Posted February 18, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

I am a lover of true crime and have reread the disturbing true crime novel Helter Skelter several times. Therefore, when The Girls by Emma Cline was released I knew I had to read it. I will admit, that I was a bit skeptical at first as both of Cline’s parents are in the publishing […]

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The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Posted January 3, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

I first read The Devil’s Arithmetic in sixth grade. I remember being amazed not only by the subject matter but also by the way Jane Yolen laid out impending events. Even at eleven years old I was astounded by the atrocities that occur in the book and left an impression on me. Twenty years later […]

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The Graduate by Charles Web

The Graduate by Charles Web

Posted December 28, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 4 Comments

“Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” is a highly quotable line and Anne Bancroft’s triangle leg being infamous. However, I was always curious about its novel origin. Having never seen the movie, despite knowing the pop culture references I wasn’t sure what to expected. Will it be erotic, serious, or a romp of […]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Posted December 21, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Roald Dahl was a go-to author for me growing up. I loved the magical worlds he built, the palaces made of chocolate, trained squirrels and gobstoppers create a unique story that is absolutely scrumptious. The characters Roald Dahl draws in his books bounce off the wall Monty Python style. Willy Wonka was crazy like a […]

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The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

Posted December 16, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I had been curious about The Pink Carnation series as it has been billed as a “Jane Austen-inspired” series. Jane Austen does make a cameo via a letter but that is where the inspiration stops. I had been looking for a warm holiday read with a bit of intrigue, however, what I received was an […]

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The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

Posted December 12, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I have slowly been reading A Series of Unfortunate Events in preparation for Netflix’s adaptation due out in 2017. The first three books were a little formulaic but I was hoping for something fresh in The Miserable Mill and did receive a little of that. Unfortunately, we still had the naive adults who don’t see […]

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Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Posted December 7, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

When one thinks of John Grisham one thinks of legal thrillers such as The Firm and The Pelican Briefs not a Christmas story. Yet Skipping Christmas was my first John Grisham novel. Considering this was not his usual fare I was a bit hesitant but Skipping Christmas sounded like a cute holiday read and decided […]

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