Tag: book review

Summer Reading Recap

This summer I read a total of 12 books. This isn’t as many as I had hoped to read but life took an unexpected turn this summer when my mother died in July. I battled to focus on well, everything. I’ve slowly found my way back to regular programming so to speak and am happy …

April & May Book Recap

Well. I completely missed posting my April book recap so now you get two months in one. The last two months have been slower reading months for me. I just haven’t been able to find that next great read as quickly as I was in the beginning of the year. That’s ok! Summer is here …

Mistress of the Ritz

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin is a World War II historical fiction novel based on the real life American who secretly worked for the Resistance while entertaining high ranking Nazis at the Ritz Paris. Blanche Ross travelled to Paris as an actress where she met Claude Auzello, a hotel director. They married shortly …

WW II Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is without a doubt my favorite genre. I especially enjoy World War II historical fiction based on true life events or people. My last two reads are not based on real people or real events specifically but they were both good reads none the less. Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse …

The Lions of Fifth Avenue

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis is set in the New York Public Library. From the very first description of the library I was hooked. I, of course, had to immediately do some research about the library. I love a book that is written about real places and/or people. Although the people in …

Greenlights

Alright…alright…alright. Let’s talk about Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. Memoir is definitely not my go to genre but I chose this book as one of my reads to complete my Reading Challenge. Why this book? Well, I’m from Texas and in Texas we love Matthew McConaughey. Honestly, I think he’s a great story teller. I was …

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

“Aut viam invenium aut faciam – to find a way, or to make your own.” The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab will go down as one of the best books I have ever read. A fantasy book with a dash of historical fiction, a sprinkle of art history, and a devilish man …