Book Review: The Girls

By | July 16th, 2018|#trending, hit the books, pop culture|

Sooo I’m pretty late to the game on reviewing this one. I read it, loved it, then life got busy. Same old story. Turns out the reminder I needed was a scandal: the author, Emma Cline, was accused of plagiarism by her ex-boyfriend. His claims were deemed false, so it sounds like a jealousy issue…but [...]

Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be

By | February 11th, 2018|hit the books|

Think Netflix show 13 Reasons Why meets book-turned-movie Gone Girl. That's how I'd describe Mindy Mejia's novel, Everything You Want Me to Be.  While the novel focuses on a high-schooler, it's anything but light. We learn right off the bat that the protagonist, Hattie, has been brutally murdered. What we don't know is who did it—or why. The story is [...]

Book Review: A Certain Age

By | April 26th, 2016|hit the books|

You may have noticed that a few of the books I've reviewed here share a common time period: the 1920's. I am unceasingly intrigued by the glamour and opulence of the time. Statement-making clothes, bold makeup, perfectly coiffed hair...and that's just one aspect. The over-the-top parties and clandestine activities are sure to make any modern [...]

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: 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 [...]