TBT Review: The Night Watch

Book Title: The Night Watch

Author: Sarah Waters

Genre: Historical fiction

Published Date: September 27, 2006

This #TBT review was originally posted on February 28, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: Chunkster (554 pages), A to Z Authors (W);   Themed Challenge, and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “TBT Review: The Night Watch”

Knowing More than Just Three

tell me three thingsBook Title: Tell Me Three Things Review

Author: Julie Buxbaum

Genres:  YA, Contemporary Fiction

Pub Date: 4/5/16

4 STARS

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help? Continue reading “Knowing More than Just Three”

#TBT Review: Sherlock in Love

TBT reviewBook Title: Sherlock in Love

Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Published Date: May 8, 2001

Rating: 4 stars

 

This #TBT review was originally posted on January 13, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: A to Z Titles (N), Themed, Back to History and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “#TBT Review: Sherlock in Love”

#TBT Review: Night Fall

TBT reviewBook Title: Night Fall

Author: Nelson DeMille

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery

Published Date: November 1, 2004

Rating: 3 stars, disappointing

This #TBT review was originally posted on January 20, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: Chunkster, A to Z Titles (N), 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “#TBT Review: Night Fall”

#TBT Review: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Book Title: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Author: Kim Edwards

Genre: Literary fiction, Contemplative fiction

Published Date: May 30, 2006

Rating: 4 stars

This #TBT review was originally posted on January 22, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: TBR, A to Z Authors (E), and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “#TBT Review: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter”

#TBT Review: The Muse Asylum

TBT ReviewBook Title: The Muse Asylum

Author: David Czuchlewski

Genre: Literary fiction

Published Date: May 21, 2001

Rating: 4 stars

Back in January 2008, after The Nixie’s Song, I really needed to pick up and read something that would get the bad taste out of my mouth and I certainly did with The Muse Asylum. Recommended to me by my friend, Jill, who knows my taste in books so well, I quickly immersed myself in the words of this first-time author who had been mentored  by Joyce Carol Oates (although I personally don’t care for her writing, I knew that the writing had to be top notch). The telling of the story alternates between journalist Jake Burnett and the writings of Andrew Wallace who just happens to be the resident of a psychiatric hospital. Continue reading “#TBT Review: The Muse Asylum”

The Things We Wish Were True Review

Book Title:  The Things We Wish Were True

Author:  Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Genres:  Mystery, Adult Fiction

Pub Date: 9/1/16

3 STARS

In an idyllic small-town neighborhood, a near tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations.

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house. Continue reading “The Things We Wish Were True Review”