Book Review: The Husband’s Secret

By | February 25th, 2016|hit the books|

"None of us ever know all the possible courses our lives could have, and maybe should have, taken. It's probably just as well. Some secrets are meant to stay secret forever. Just ask Pandora." - Liane Moriarty, The Husband's Secret Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. I've noticed the title every time [...]

Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

By | February 2nd, 2016|Color Me Smart, hit the books|

Over. The. Top. That's the best way to describe Kevin Kwan's novel, Crazy Rich Asians. When I brought this one home from the library, the title was met by raised eyebrows from my family members. And no, the title is not some cutesy inside joke you'll get once you read the book - it's pretty [...]

Book Review: Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

By | January 6th, 2016|hit the books, Uncategorized|

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper...by Hilary Liftin. That’s a mouthful, huh? Upon further inspection you’ll realize that Lizzie Pepper is a fictional movie star, but the novel is written as a faux tell-all by the character. The cover jokes that the novel is “ghostwritten” by Liftin, but she is truly the only author. I started [...]

Wives Tales: Z and The Aviator’s Wife

By | December 31st, 2015|hit the books|

Two of my most recent reads have been pieces of historical fiction from the perspective of the wives of acclaimed men: Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler and The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. While neither is the kind of novel that will keep you awake at night from suspense, they both offer a rare glimpse into [...]