Review: The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White

Mental illness is a tough topic to discuss.  Barbra Claypole White, in  The Promise Between Us, does an excellent job giving us insight into OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) through an entertaining story about a mother (Katie) and daughter (Maisie) who both have OCD. Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (January 16, 2018) Forms of OCD are… Continue reading Review: The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White

Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

I was glad to read my book club's selection, Beartown by Fredrik Backman, narrated by Marin Ireland. So many people, recently, have been talking about "A Man Called Ove" and "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel."  However, I have not, until now, had the chance to read/listen to one of… Continue reading Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 11 hours and 27 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Penguin Audio Audible.com Release Date: September 12, 2017 My Review ( 5 Stars: Loved it!) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is a well written, well thought out story.  The first half is devoted to laying ground work and building characters, the… Continue reading Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Book Brief: The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

I listened to the audio version of The Mountain Between Us: A Novel by Charles Martin. Update: 12/23/2017 - I heard the movie does not resemble the book/audiobook.  Which is too bad, because the book was terrific! Narrated by: George Newbern Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins  Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:06-01-10 Publisher: Random House Audio… Continue reading Book Brief: The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Book Review: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 4 hours and 12 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Random House Audio Audible.com Release Date: January 12, 2016 My Name Is Lucy Barton was an interesting read (listen) for a day. Familial relationships can… Continue reading Book Review: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Book Review: My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

  My Notorious Life: A Novel by Kate Manning Terry Donnelly (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 19 hours and 59 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audible Release Date: September 10, 2013 My Review (5 Stars - Loved it!) My Notorious Life: A Novel by Kate Manning is historical… Continue reading Book Review: My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

Book Brief: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 12 hours and 13 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Penguin Audio Audible Release Date: May 3, 2016 I enjoyed I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh.  I started listening to it one morning while catching up with my ironing and stayed up past midnight… Continue reading Book Brief: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Review: The Lost Girls by Heather Young

  My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) The Lost Girls by Heather Young Narrators: Alice Rosengard and Laurel Schroeder  Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 12 hours and 35 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: HarperAudio Audible.com Release Date: July 26, 2016 The Lost Girls is told in a steady, very somber/dark tone.  It is multi layered with many surprising twists. There are two narrators for… Continue reading Review: The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Review: The Women In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

  My Review (5 Stars - Loved it!) The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 11 hours and 8 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audible.com Release Date: July 19, 2016  Imogen Church (Narrator) Once I started it, I enjoyed The Woman In Cabin 10 and listened to it over the course of… Continue reading Review: The Women In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game: A Novel by Sally Thorne William Morrow an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublisher, 2016 My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) I've been in the mood lately for chic-flicks (i.e. staring Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts or Hugh Grant) and chic-lit, The Hating Game: A Novel by Sally Thorne. The Hating Game is cute, fun and sexy.  Two young… Continue reading Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne