Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Nonfiction

Book Review: Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling

Pages: 80 Genre: Non-Fiction/Self Help/Essay Publication Date: April 14, 2015 Themes: Failure/Success, Advice  J.K. Rowling gives a commencement speech at Harvard University in hopes to inspire the graduates. She shares some personal experiences and openly gives advice to her audience. I was poking around, found this speech given by J.K. Rowling, and found myself wanting to read…… Continue reading Book Review: Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling

Book Bucket List · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Nonfiction · Poll Winner!

My Book Bucket List Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

This is the fourth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post after this one! Pages: 402 Genre: Non-Fiction/Holocaust/Classic Publication Date: October 18, 1982 Themes: Holocaust, World War II, Concentration Camps, Persecution, Bravery, Courage, Faith, Persistence Oskar Schindler is well known for saving so many people in the Jewish community during World…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Classic · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi

Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Pages: 97 Genre: Classic/Fantasy/Children Publication Date: July 4, 1865 Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Dreams, Curiosity, Identity, Growing Up Young Alice falls down a rabbit hole and into the land of Wonderland. There are many odd encounters, strange conversations, and several magical creatures. Will she make her way back home? One of major feelings I got while reading was trippy.…… Continue reading Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Historical Fiction

Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: July 29, 2003 Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: War, Survival, Trust, Hope, Despair, Child Abuse During the last few months of the Nazi occupation in Poland, everyone is on edge waiting for all the devastation to end. Right in the beginning of this book, two Jewish children are left by their father…… Continue reading Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Mini-Review · OnlineBookClub · Young Adult

Mini-Review: The Braiding of Diverse Lives by Marti Eicholz

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. Unfortunately, my book review for the site wasn’t officially published, but I decided to write up a mini-review anyway. Genre: Young Adult Themes: Love, Family, Loss, Faith, Relationships, Trust, Gratitude ~ The Good ~ Likable protagonists The cover is adorable and sweet ~ The Not-So…… Continue reading Mini-Review: The Braiding of Diverse Lives by Marti Eicholz

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Pages: 307 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Crime/Classic Publication Date: October 1930 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Deception, Working Together, Cleverness There has been a murder at the vicarage, and poor Mr. Clement is in the middle of all of it. After all, the vicarage is where he lives. After a series of analyzing, questioning, and investigating, who is to solve the murder mystery?…… Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · NetGalley

ARC Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Pages: 320 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: March 30, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Divorce, Relationships, Deception, Loss, Self Reflection, Forgiveness This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. Richard was a well-known traveling pianist who has played with the best in America’s best venues. His love for piano and classical music is his life. However,…… Continue reading ARC Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova