See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (Book Review)

This post includes spoilers for See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt As soon as I finished See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt I thought of a quote by Dr. Seuss.  "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss I thought, "No Dr., in this case, I'm crying because it's over and I'm crying tears of joy!". If you follow me on social media then you probably know how much I have struggled with this book since I started reading it three weeks ago. I wanted to like it.; truly I did. When I first picked it up, I … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Favorite Reads of 2016

Over the last week my GoodReads feed has been full of friends setting their reading goals for 2017. Some have been incredibly reasonable (like 12 books a year) whereas others have completely blown me away (like 100 books a year). I set mine as a completely achievable (I think) 26 books per year. The Kindle app on my iPad is full with books I haven't read so I don't think I'm going to have any issue finding something to read although is going to be hard to top the ones I read and loved in 2016. Here are a few of my 2016 reads, in case you … [Read more...]

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf (Book Review)

I picked up Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf from NetGalley a month or so ago and I've been really excited to read it. My friend Allison from The Book Wheel rated it a solid 5-stars and I usually agree with her reviews. Missing Pieces just sounded like a mystery I could really get in to.  Unfortunately, I didn't love Missing Pieces at all. From the beginning I was just really irritated with Sarah. When Jack's first family secret came out she really flipped and I was just wanting to scream at her to settle down and, you know, … [Read more...]

The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry

This book was amazing and without a doubt one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I have never read a book by Steve Berry prior to this one and I am thrilled I won this one through the GoodReads First Reads giveaways. I will definitely be purchasing more books by Mr. Berry. I do not understand the criticisms of this book that other reviews have mentioned. I had absolutely no problem with the momentum of the plot. As far as I was concerned every character, every tale, every sentence was completely critical to the story. I fell in … [Read more...]

Book Review: A Soldier of Substance by D.W. Bradbridge

The first D.W. Bradbridge book I read was The Winter Siege in January, 2014. In fact in my review of The Winter Siege I wrote (about a character), "He is the hero, albeit a reluctant hero, of The Winter Siege and one of my personal favorite historical fiction characters of late." and "The Winter Siege is a weighty novel but it’s a truly captivating and intriguing mystery." To say I loved it would be a severe understatement. When I found out that D.W. Bradbridge was releasing the sequel to The Winter Siege I jumped on it! I am 100% a D.W. … [Read more...]