recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Mystery

Review: Big Little Lies

Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty “Pirriwee Public School . . . where we live and learn by the sea! Pirriwee Public is a BULLY-FREE ZONE! We do not bully. We do not accept being bullied. We never keep bullying a secret.  We have the […]

Recommendation: Postmortem

Recommendation: Postmortem

Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell “ The dead have never bothered me. It’s the living that I fear. ” About six or seven years ago, I borrowed a bunch of books from a friend who had an impressive library. Most of the books that I borrowed, […]

Review: All The Missing Girls

Review: All The Missing Girls

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda “I couldn’t sleep in the house, worrying that there was something I was missing — someone who’d been in my house, possibly out there right now. I came out to the back porch sometime after midnight for the […]

Review: The Heiresses

Review: The Heiresses

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard ” The girls were the future of Saybrook’s Diamonds, and they had to act accordingly. They were to live their lives with the utmost decorum, smile for the cameras, speak several languages, hold many degrees, cultivate the art of conversation, […]

Recommendation: Grave Sight

Recommendation: Grave Sight

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris “Sometimes I dream I am an eagle. I soar above them, noting their remains, bearing testimony to  their disposal. I spy the man who went hunting with his enemy – – there, under that tree, in that thicket. I spot […]

Recommendation: The Witching Hour

Recommendation: The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice “Who in God’s name are you? she thought. The incongruity of it struck her slowly, along with a completely alien thought. This is not what it appears to be. this is some form of illusion I’m looking at! And […]

Review: The Dark Tower 1 – The Gunslinger

Review: The Dark Tower 1 – The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower 1 The Gunslinger by Stephen King “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”  I have, regrettably, only had the pleasure of reading one Stephen King novel – 11.22.63. Before reading that particular book, I’d always avoided King […]

Review: Diary

Review: Diary

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk “When you just cannot stop working. When completing this one project is all you can imagine. Then take a pill. Because Peter’s right. You’re right. Because everything is important. Every detail We just don’t know why yet. Everything is a self-portrait. […]

Recommendation: Size 12 Is Not Fat

Recommendation: Size 12 Is Not Fat

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot “Less Than Zero looks relieved. “Good,” she says. “Well, I guess I better go and find a store that actually carries my size.” “Yeah,” I say, wanting to suggest Gap Kids, but restraining myself. Because it isn’t […]