4/5 stars from me! I was really hoping this would be my first 5 star read of 2018 but it just didn’t get there from me, I think I set my hopes too high based on how many recommended this book to me. That being said, I really did enjoy this read. Part neighborhood drama, part time capsule; Celeste Ng managed to delicately weave in generations of stories for multiple characters and perfectly preserve and capture life in 90’s America. I loved that this book was really an examination of how one person’s choices can affect another’s and how so many people are a sum of their history and past experiences that we will never fully understand, the best we can do is try to be compassionate. I have learned to truly appreciate a book that can remind me to practice empathy and consider where other’s may be coming from while interacting in my own world. Little Fires Everywhere was captivating, relatable and well-written. I’d recommend picking this one up if you’re in a reading slump or need a fairly easy read that still has some substance!
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4/5 ⭐️ from me! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one: equal parts family drama and psychological suspense, this beautiful domestic noir takes us on a tour of what may or may not be the ruins of a marriage and the events leading up to a life changing night for the Connolly’s. Both Caroline and David are written purely and thoroughly with different takes on Zoe, the newly found long lost daughter of David, and her intentions for their family. What this novel lacked in shock and awe it made up for in insight and tension. I plan on picking up more Karen Perry novels soon!
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My Rating: 4/5 – Where are all my Nicholas Sparks fans at? If that was you at one time but thought that a new Sparks-ish romance could no longer pull at your heart strings or keep you on your toes then this book is for you! A great story of the instinct to survive, but so much more than that. This book will give you all the feels and maybe even leave you with some survival skills that will save your life one day – who knows! I am very much looking forward to the movie adaption of this book, but I’m so glad I read the novel first. Continue reading Review: The Mountain Between Us
My Rating: 4/5 – I was on the edge of my seat, and finished this book the day I started it. I could not put it down! This book was full of suspense and pulled at my most vulnerable heartstrings as a mother. I’d recommend reading it, just consider yourself warned – once you start you may find yourself cancelling the rest of your plans until you’ve finished it! Continue reading Review: Here and Gone
My Rating: 4/5 – I loved the campy horror flick vibe of this book. It was the perfect blend of slasher film and psychological thriller with a memorable heroine we can all root for. Continue reading Review: Final Girls
My Rating: 2.5/5 – This book is well written and touches on important topics in a relatable way, but it just didn’t hook me and forcing myself to finish it just left a sour taste in my mouth. Continue reading Review: The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
My Rating: 5/5 – If you have an open mind you HAVE to read this book; life changing Continue reading Review: Lincoln in the Bardo