I NEED to meet Holly Jackson. Right now. This woman is a genius.
Month: July 2020
Another blogging award??? Thank you so much to Writing for Christ for nominating me! (Sorry I took so long to write this post)
It’s the middle of July, it’s been 100 degrees every day for the past week, and I am pretty much done with summer. But still, I can’t resist reviewing this irresistibly summery book from the quintessential summer contemporary author, because if I can’t have a summery summer at least I can read about one.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every evil dictator was once an ambitious, self-centered and clueless teen who really, truly hated cabbage.
You’re reading a great story. The plot is wonderful, you’re completely absorbed, you are convinced this will be your next 5-star read… until it happens. The author uses THAT trope. That irritating, cliche, hackneyed trope that you cannot stand. Suddenly all the fervor is gone from your reading, and you sigh when you realize that here is yet another book to go on that 3-4 star pile.
A New England prep school, a murder mystery, the remarkable descendants of famous literary figures… Intriguing Premises 101.
This book somehow managed to cover serious topics while maintaining an eloquent mix of realistic, dark, and sarcastically funny delivery.
Are we seriously more than halfway through 2020? This is a miracle.
I’m doing this tag kind of late, but I’d like to thank Krisha @ Krisha’s Cosy Corner for nominating me!
WOW… another 5-star read for 2020. It’s only been two days, and I already want to re-read this exceptionally powerful novel.
Half mystery and half historical fiction, Where the Crawdads Sing had a very intriguing premise. I’m not sure how I felt about the execution, though.