Adult Fiction book review

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

After seeing all the buzz for this book and all the comparisons to Gone Girl, I decided I would give it a try. Then, I was on a hold list forever and that caused me to want to read it even more. Funny how that happens! Well, I finally read it and I'm not entirely… Continue reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Adult Fiction book review

The Grown Ups by Robin Antalek

This was a great book. It follows the lives of Bella, Sam (male), and Suzie from the time they are 15 until they have reached adulthood. The story switches back and forth between the characters, giving the reader glimpses of each as they grow older and experience love, loss, marriage, children, etc. The author does… Continue reading The Grown Ups by Robin Antalek

YA book review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I've heard a lot about this popular YA book and I've been meaning to read it for some time. This past week, one of my students checked it out from the public library and put it on my desk with a demand to "read it!" So, I did. And, I am pleased. It was a… Continue reading We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Adult Fiction book review

The First Wife by Erica Spindler

This was a good book. It isn't one of my favorites, but it was a good "quick & dirty" suspense read. I use that phrase for books that you can easily get into and finish because the plot moves along fast and there isn't too much fluff to cause the reader to get sidetracked or… Continue reading The First Wife by Erica Spindler

Adult Fiction book review

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

Letters to the Lost will be published on May 26, 2015. This is one of the best and most beautiful stories I have read in a while, which is saying a lot because I read so many different types of books. I've not read anything by this author previously, but I do hope she writes… Continue reading Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

Adult Fiction book review

The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I picked up this book because I'm giving my HS students an April Reading Challenge, and naturally, I'm taking it too. This book fits the category of "A book a friend recommended." I'm really glad I decided to give it a try. It was a quirky, cute romantic comedy sort of book. At its center… Continue reading The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell