recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Fiction

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict    Arriving on the pungent and crowded dock after a tumultuous voyage across the sea, Clara Kelley was happy to finally see the land she’d dreamed so much of. An immigrant from Ireland to America, she came to this new […]

Recommendation: The Son

Recommendation: The Son

The Son by Philipp Meyer ” He was no better. His people had stolen the land from the Indians, and yet he did not think of that even for an instant – he thought only of the Texans who had stolen it from his people. […]

Review: This is Not a Love Letter

Review: This is Not a Love Letter

The is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell   As an avid reader, I look for a lot of things in the novels that I choose to spend my time with. Reading is not merely a job for me, it is a way of […]

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan ” If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. “ — Dorothy Parker   Happy New Year, friends! My first recommendation of the new year is the second […]

Review: Prince in Disguise

Review: Prince in Disguise

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm   “You’re Dusty’s sister?” For the entirety of Dylan’s life, she’s been firmly ensconced in Dusty’s perfume-ridden shadow. And it’s not even that she begrudges her sister the spotlight; Dusty is far better suited for the glitz and […]

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie   There are few authors who have been elevated to the level of “master” of their craft. A select few have been able to write novels and short stories that are famously timeless, reaching new readers across […]

Review: A List of Cages

Review: A List of Cages

A List of Cages by Robin Roe   ” Hate ricochets, but kindness does too. “   Adam Blake is the boy that all girls dream of being with and all boys dream of being. He’s handsome in that wonderfully unassuming way that so few […]

Review: The Wife Between Us

Review: The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen   Vanessa and Nellie are two women who share the same man. Or are they? Vanessa, the first wife. Shrunken to nearly half her size due to stress and emotional pain, she can barely make […]

Review: Roomies

Review: Roomies

Roomies by Christina Lauren When Holland Bakker made her weekly (and completely out of her way) trek down to the subway station that evening, she certainly wasn’t expecting to leave with a broken arm. All she’d wanted to do was catch another surreptitious glance at […]

Recommendation: Threads

Recommendation: Threads

Threads by Ami Polonsky   When young Clara entered the mall on that swelteringly hot day, yearning for the coolness of the air conditioning and something to take her mind off of the loss of her older sister, she didn’t expect to leave feeling changed. […]