Book Review: City of Thieves by David Benioff

Leningrad is under siege. Thousands of fled the city and those who are left behind struggle to find food, the threat of the Nazi army growing ever closer. Amidst this choas, young Lev is arrested. His father is dead, his mother and sister have left the city, which Lev knows as Piter, and so when… Continue reading Book Review: City of Thieves by David Benioff

Book Review: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches - Gaétan Soucy (A List, 2016) This was such a weird book. I really don't know what to say about it. I've had it on my TBR for years, added, I think, based on somme list of classic Canadian fiction. It's a work from a Quebec… Continue reading Book Review: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy

Book Review: This House is not a Home by Katłįà

I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book thanks to the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Publication date was September 1, 2022. Kǫ̀ is a young boy, on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a remote northern community. Along with his community, he is learning to… Continue reading Book Review: This House is not a Home by Katłįà

Book Review: The Human Factor by Graham Greene

The Human Factor - Graham Greene (Penguin Books, 1985) Maurice Castle lives a quiet life. Although he works for the English Secret Service, excitement is behind him and he now performs at a somewhat dull office job. All he wants is to live peacefully with his wife Sarah and their son and look forward to… Continue reading Book Review: The Human Factor by Graham Greene

Book Review: Witches by Brenda Lozano

Witches - Brenda Lozano (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book thanks to the publisher. All opinions are my own. It is available for sale now. Witches is told in two parallel narrations. The first is Feliciana, a woman living in rural Mexico who grows to be a curandera. We learn… Continue reading Book Review: Witches by Brenda Lozano

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