The Outsider Book Review

Since today is Halloween, it’s inevitable that I will once again look at a book by Stephen King. This time, it’s his 2018 novel The Outsider. The best way that I can describe it is what if King wrote a 15-part episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk, and The X-Files in thatContinue reading “The Outsider Book Review”

Valley of Shadows Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book by Books Forward in exchange for an honest review. Within the last few years, there has been more attention on books written by authors of color. These often reveal perspectives that’s normally not highlighted in the mainstream, and they can find ways toContinue reading “Valley of Shadows Book Review”

Miracle Creek Book Review

When certain novels get popular, there’s a risk that they can be overhyped to the point that it might ruin their appeal. Once readers finally have a chance to read about the titles in question, they might ask, “What did people see in this book?”  Miracle Creek – the debut novel of Angie Kim –Continue reading “Miracle Creek Book Review”

Where the Crawdads Sing Movie Review

Content warning: this review briefly discusses the Delia Owens controversy and sexual assault. When the novel Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was published in 2018, it became one of the biggest and best selling books in recent years. Of course, it was only a matter of when it was going to get aContinue reading “Where the Crawdads Sing Movie Review”

Turn of Mind Book Review

There have been plenty of books that I read that have an unreliable narrator. But in those cases, even though they may not always realize the consequences of their actions, those protagonists are mostly sound of mind. Lately, I read Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante, whose protagonist has dementia and progresses into the latterContinue reading “Turn of Mind Book Review”

Where the Crawdads Sing Book Review

I did it! After nearly two years of putting it aside, I finally read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens!!!! The book had been on the New York Times Best Sellers list for over 100 weeks! Yes, you heard right, OVER 100 WEEKS! It’s like “Old Town Road” but in book form because ofContinue reading “Where the Crawdads Sing Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Flight Attendant

A television series based on The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian is in the process of being filmed, and it will air on HBO Max. However, the production has been halted because of COVID-19. Have no fear, I have a review of the novel here, and despite some flaws, it is worth the adaptation. IContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Flight Attendant”

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”

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”