The Widow Book Review

There are plenty of books that utilize multiple narrators. This device helps the book to be more balanced, in terms of perspectives. This is especially useful in both the suspense and mystery genres. Sometimes, however, this can be misused, as in supporting characters can be given too much attention, or the main character is notContinue reading “The Widow Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Turtles All the Way Down

Although I am no longer a teenager, I highly enjoyed John Green’s latest novel Turtles All the Way Down. Ever since I read that book, I have been continuously thinking about the ways that we can be more empathetic towards people with mental illness. Check out this review to see why. Since I am aContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Turtles All the Way Down”

The Island of Sea Women Book Review

In my review of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, I mentioned the concept of how fiction can help connect readers to the facts. For a brief bit, I also discussed that if the author focuses on the facts too much, then it would start sounding like a Master’s Thesis. Not onlyContinue reading “The Island of Sea Women Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Glass Houses

I usually do not read a lot of mysteries, but when I first started reading the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny, it got me hooked! Find out why with my review of the 13th book in the series Glass Houses! With a lot of book series, there is a risk of qualityContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Glass Houses”

The Four Sworn: Spring Equinox Book Review

Full disclosure: I was guided to this particular title based on the recommendation of a good friend of mine in exchange for an honest review. Books have many focuses or stress different elements. Some are plot-driven; some are atmosphere motivated, and others emphasize characters. When a novel does this, the other elements can sometimes fallContinue reading “The Four Sworn: Spring Equinox Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, A Sortabiography

There were a multitude of reasons why I started reviewing books and sharing them with others. One of them was this particular author Eric Idle. He has a reader’s blog on his website, and he would promote it on Twitter. I thought that this was so interesting that I wanted to do it myself. SoContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, A Sortabiography”

Secrets of Eden Book Review

I have and will read many books in my lifetime. There will be books – both good and bad – that I will remember because of the lasting impact they made on me. However, there will be books that I thought were good at first, yet they ultimately ended up being forgettable in the longContinue reading “Secrets of Eden Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Polished Hoe

This review of The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke was one of the quickest that I have ever written. Since I first posted this review, I found out that it has become a play. Stay tuned for a review of that in the future! For all of the books that I have read in myContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Polished Hoe”

Confessions of a Campaign Manager Book Review

Confessions of a Campaign Manager Book Review Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am not usually the type to read about politics in a straight manner. However, since I recently read Confessions of a Campaign Manager by Bharat Krishnan, it allowed meContinue reading “Confessions of a Campaign Manager Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Where’d You Go Bernadette

Before I started this website, I had posted reviews of books on social media. Since I have been reviewing books for a year now, I wanted to show you these posts in a new series called “Book Reviews From the Vault!” starting with the excellent Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. I run aContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Where’d You Go Bernadette”