Book Review

Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

In the small English town of Beckford, there’s a river that runs through and leads to the Drowning Pool. Over the centuries, women have met their end in the cold waters of the pool. The Drowning Pool’s latest victim is Nel Abbott, who was in the midst of writing a book about the pool’s history.… Continue reading Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

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Quick Lit #3: A Readathon Edition

*Quick Lit is monthly feature hosted by Modern Mrs. Darcy* Hey Readers, For this Quick Lit, I have something special! This past week I participated in the Bout of Books Readathon. I had a great time, as I finally got to a few books that have been on my TBR list for a long time.… Continue reading Quick Lit #3: A Readathon Edition

Book Review · Classics Club

Classics Club Spin #15: My Ántonia – Willa Cather

Everyone has moments where they wish they could go back to their past, especially their childhood. Go back to places that made impressions on us, and help reconnect present selves with a former self. Waves of nostalgia wash over us, as we try to recapture a moment or a feeling. For Jim Burden, most of… Continue reading Classics Club Spin #15: My Ántonia – Willa Cather

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the darkest timeline, where the religious Right has taken over the United States, and turned it into a theocracy. The catalyst for this takeover was the birthrate plummeting, and the religious Right’s belief that they can create a new caste system to solve that problem. Welcome to Gilead, where… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

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Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

I know that the Amazon rainforest could be dangerous, but I didn’t realize how much of a deathtrap the forest was to foreigners. Honestly, it’s a miracle that anyone came back from any expedition into that forest in the early 20th Century. These expeditions came about because, as time moved on, there was less to… Continue reading Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

Book Review · Standalone Sunday

Standalone Sunday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature hosted by Megan at Bookslayer Reads. The name of the game is to focus on standalone books, and give them some love in the day of trilogies and big franchises. As I read more about scientific studies, the more I’m thankful I live in the 21st century. Until recently,… Continue reading Standalone Sunday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

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Quick Lit #2

Dear Reader, Time for some more mini-reviews! Sadly I’m unable to write full reviews of everything I’ve read (got a toddler that keeps me busy), so this is the perfect way to sneak in some thoughts on my past readings. These are all books I’ve read over the past month. This monthly feature is hosted… Continue reading Quick Lit #2