Book Review: The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili

The Eighth Life - Nino Haratischvili (Scribe, 2019) It feels like a cliché to call a book like this epic but it really feels like the best way to describe this family saga. At over 900 pages, this is a book that brings to life both a family and a country. I'll admit that I… Continue reading Book Review: The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili

Book Review: I Let You Fall by Sara Downing

I received an Advance e-Copy of this book from TCK Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Pubdate was Eve Chapman finds herself in the hospital, watching surgeons operate on her own inanimate body. After a sudden accident, Eve ends up in a coma. But her spirit (or her soul… Continue reading Book Review: I Let You Fall by Sara Downing

Book Review: Never the Wind by Francesco Dimitri

I received an Uncorrected Bound Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. Pubdate was June 7, 2022. Luca Saracino is thirteen years old and eight months ago became completely blind. After the death of his beloved grandfather, his parents decide to move the whole family into his grandfather's home in the southern Italian… Continue reading Book Review: Never the Wind by Francesco Dimitri

Book Review: Next Sunday by Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley

I received an Advance Readers e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Pubdate was 14 June 2022. The subtitle of this book is "An Honest Dialogue About the Future of the Church". The dialogue here takes place between mother and daughter,… Continue reading Book Review: Next Sunday by Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley

Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

As I found when I first read Sally Rooney earlier this year, she once more in her latest novel nails human nature. How people communicate, how they react, how they act when they are alone. In Beautiful World, Where Are You, Rooney focuses on slightly older characters, right on the cusp of change that turning… Continue reading Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Book Review: These Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany

These Impossible Things - Salma El-Wardany (Grand Central Publishing) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Pubdate was 7 June 2022. Malak and Kees and Jenna are best friends. They are a tight-knit trio, linked both by their Muslim upbringing and the ups and downs of being first… Continue reading Book Review: These Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany

Book Review: An Island by Karen Jennings

An Island - Karen Jennings (Hogarth, 2022) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. On Sale July 5, 2022. Samuel lives alone on a small island. He is the lighthouse keeper. When bodies wash ashore, no one cares and Samuel deals with them. He has lived on this… Continue reading Book Review: An Island by Karen Jennings

Book Review: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random House, 2019) Fleishman might be in trouble but I spent much of the novel thinking, This guy deserves it. Toby Fleishman is newly divorced and his ex-wife has disappeared. This is particularly a problem because Toby and Rachel share two young children - Hannah and Solly -… Continue reading Book Review: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Book Review: Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

Where the Light Fell - Philip Yancey (Convergent, 2021) If you look at a list of Philip Yancey's book titles, I think you get a good sense of the kind of Christian thinker he is. Titles like Where is God When it Hurts?, Disappointment with God, and What's So Amazing About Grace. Yancey is now… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

What I Read: May 2022

Read: Where the Light Fell - Philip Yancey (Convergent, 2021) The Sentence - Louise Erdrich (Harper, 2021) Severance - Ling Ma (Picador, 2018) These Impossible Things - Salma El-Wardany (Grand Central Publishing, 2022) The Son of the House - Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia (Dundurn Press, 2021) Persuasion - Jane Austen (Everyman's Library, 1992) Howl's Moving Castle -… Continue reading What I Read: May 2022