Britt-Marie Was Here Book Review

When an author achieves success, they sometimes repeat the same formula to capture lightning in a bottle twice. Personally, I don’t have a problem with this as long as the book is still compelling in other ways. This was the case when I read Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman – his third novel. ItContinue reading “Britt-Marie Was Here Book Review”

Carry the One Book Review

I understand that there are some books that are intended to be character studies. The emphasis is on the character and how they deal with things, and the plot is put on the back burner. If done right, they can be pretty engaging with characters so fascinating that readers will look past the thin plot.Continue reading “Carry the One Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Rosie Project

Last year, Oprah revealed the list of the top 20 greatest ever romance novels according to Goodreads Reviews, and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion was on it. At first, I was a little shocked, but after reading it, I had to agree. Lately, I have been reading a lot of books about curmudgeons andContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Rosie Project”

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”