Genre: Literature & Fiction

Why We Came to the City – Kristopher Jansma

Why We Came to the City – Kristopher Jansma

I don’t know if I have ever wanted a book to end after part one as much as I did with Why We Came to the City. After struggling a bit with chapter one, as characters were introduced at a rapid pace and it took me a bit to figure […]

Posted February 13, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

  Welcome to another installment of the United States of Books! See full details here. Today we will visit Missouri with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Entertainment Weekly say’s “Twain’s masterpiece about Missouri’s most iconic literary contribution, Huck Finn, will resonate for as long as America’s rivers flow.” […]

Posted January 25, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 4 Comments

Good on Paper – Rachel Cantor

Good on Paper – Rachel Cantor

I half loved Good on Paper and I half loathed it. The main character Shira was so selfish I just could not get into her head. The writing was smart and sharp, but I could not get past the utter apathy Shira showed to anyone not immediately poised to help […]

Posted January 22, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Summer Secrets – Jane Green

Summer Secrets – Jane Green

I went into Summer Secrets with so much hope. Jane Green is one of my auto buy authors, so I look forward to her books. This one especially peaked my interest as Green released a super short story Cat and Jemima J a few months before publication to spur interest. My interest was […]

Posted January 17, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Smart Girl – Rachel Hollis

Smart Girl – Rachel Hollis

Yay! It’s a new Rachel Hollis book! *Takes a deep breath* Okay, so if you didn’t know I heart Hollis’ The Girls series. I read her second book Sweet Girl first and fell in reader love with Max. I wanted to hang out with her and be her best friend. Then […]

Posted January 12, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 4 Comments

Weathering – Lucy Wood

Weathering – Lucy Wood

Weathering sounds so amazing. Three generations trapped in a small town. A ghost trapped in a river, her drifter daughter returning to town with her daughter. Swirling, almost magical landscapes. I was so excited to read it. But sadly it was less than stellar. Pearl the ghost was just kind of there, not […]

Posted January 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Winesburg, Ohio – Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio – Sherwood Anderson

Welcome to the first installment of the United States of Books (click here for info). Today’s pick is from the state of my birth – Ohio. Winesburg, Ohio is a series of interconnecting short stories (twenty-two in total) published in 1919. It is considered to be one of the earliest works of […]

Posted January 4, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 1 Comment

The Things We Keep – Sally Hepworth

The Things We Keep – Sally Hepworth

I first heard of The Things We Keep back in September from Breaking the Spine’s Waiting on Wednesday. I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis as I really enjoyed Still Alice. So I was very glad I was able to get approval for the ACR on Netgalley. I am glad I […]

Posted January 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments