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 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

Review: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

My Review (4 Stars - Liked it a lot!)   The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 11 hours and 6 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: HarperAudio Audible.com Release Date: March 22, 2016 The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney was not the humorous and light read I was expecting.  It was quite the… Continue reading Review: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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

Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

 by Colleen Hoover Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 11 hours and 11 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audible.com Release Date: August 2, 2016 Narrator: Olivia Song My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) In the past author, Colleen Hoover, wrote for entertainment purposes.  It Ends With Us, while entertaining and fictional, is different in that it is more… Continue reading Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Review: Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer

My Review (4 Stars: Liked it a lot!)   Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer Audiobook narrated by Joshilyn Jackson Listening Length: 10 hours and 53 minutes Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audible.com Release Date: July 17, 2012 Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer is a quirky, clever novel.  It is a slightly exaggerated story about a family that is not, 'normal'.  Maybe I should say each member is 'special'.… Continue reading Review: Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer

Review: Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazlet

 by Lisa Beazley New American Library an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, April 2016 Release Date (April 5, 2016) My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley is a terrific debut novel.  It has the perfect amount of lightheartedness mixed with seriousness. Two sisters decide to correspond thru actual physical handwritten letters. We… Continue reading Review: Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazlet

Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

 The Hypnotist's Love Story: A Novel by Liane Moriarty Amy Einhorn Books Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012 My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) Reading a novel by Liane Moriarty is like sitting down with the author across the kitchen table and listening to her tell a long captivating story.  She is very personable. In The Hypnotist's Love… Continue reading Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty