Slowly but surely: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Book Review

Synopsis The bride ‧ The plus one ‧ The best man ‧ The wedding planner ‧ The bridesmaid ‧ The body On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, … More Slowly but surely: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Book Review

A Journey to the Wild West: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Book Review

Synopsis A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes … More A Journey to the Wild West: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Book Review

Too Repetitive: Again Again by E. Lockhart Book Review

Synopsis If you could live your life again, what would you do differently? After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times–while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas … More Too Repetitive: Again Again by E. Lockhart Book Review

Not for me: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Book Review

I read The Friend Zone because I thought that it would be light-hearted chick-lit where the maid of honor and bestman hooks up. I was wrong… and I was really disappointed. However, I wasn’t disappointed because it wasn’t lighthearted. This book was just not for me as it was full of tropes and stuff that … More Not for me: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Book Review

Powerless to Hopeful: The Map of Salt and Stars Book Review by Zeyn Joukhadar

Synopsis It is the summer of 2011, and Nour has just lost her father to cancer. Her mother, a cartographer who creates unusual, hand-painted maps, decides to move Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. But the country Nour’s mother once knew is changing, and … More Powerless to Hopeful: The Map of Salt and Stars Book Review by Zeyn Joukhadar

A Glimpse of History: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Book Review

 Synopsis A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man … More A Glimpse of History: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Book Review

Delightful and warms the heart: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book Review by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Synopsis “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she … More Delightful and warms the heart: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book Review by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows