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Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

Psychology Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone By Brené Brown 194 pp. Random House $18.00 In Braving the Wilderness, Brené talks about how we struggle with wanting to belong with the in-crowd, but we find true belonging when we are true...

Pantsing didn’t work for me, but here’s what did

I get tired of the pantsing versus plotting discussions. This isn’t meant to debate either of those, but to share with you what worked for me. Last year, I got an inkling of a story idea. I don’t remember where it came from. All I remember is that there...

Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Young Adult Fiction Eleanor & Park By Rainbow Rowell 336 pp. St. Martain’s Press $18.99 I confess that I listened to this audiobook and didn’t read a physical copy. The story is the same, but sometimes the voice actors give a book an added emotional element. Eleanor & Park...

Book Review: The Silent Patient

Fiction/Thriller The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides pp. 336 Celadon Books $14.79 There’s so much I want to say about this book, but then I’d be giving away spoilers. The basic plot centers around the eponymous character, Alicia Berenson, who after being charged with killing her husband is committed...

Book Review: The Devil in the White City

Nonfiction The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America By Erik Larson 447 pp. Vintage $20.50 Years ago you wouldn’t have caught me reading a nonfiction book unless it was assigned as homework. Admittedly, it’s still not my favorite genre. Like...

Book Review: Neverwhere

Fiction Neverwhere By Neil Gaiman 400 pp. Harper Collins $8.99 This is the second Neil Gaiman book I read this year. The first, Ocean at the End of the Lane, was for book club. I read Neverwhere after listening to Neil Gaiman’s MasterClass course. I picked this one up...

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Fiction The Ocen at the End of the Lane By Neil Gaiman 256 pp. William Morrow $11.38 Memories are malleable. For the most part, they live in the recesses of our mind and come out at odd times. Sometimes they peek out their head and other times they make...

Book Review: The Female Persuasion

A feminist title for a not so feminist story Fiction The Female Persuasion By Meg Woltzer 454 pp. Riverhead Books. $28. Despite what the title might lead you to believe, this book wasn’t preachy. Yes, it centers around a few feminist characters, but the story is about their lives...

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Take a second look at those hard to love Fiction ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE  By Gail Honeyman 325 pp. Penguin Books. $16.00. I forget why I missed book club, but for whatever reason, I wasn’t there when this book was chosen as our June book. When I got...