Book Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Everything Under - Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape, 2018) It's no coincidence that the main character and narrator of Everything Under is named Gretel. The name instantly conjures up a picture of a lost little girl. One stumbling through the forest, abandoned by her parents, in the clutches of a witch. But also the little girl… Continue reading Book Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

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Book Review: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee (Harper Collins, 2015) After reading Furious Hours by Casey Cepabout Harper Lee's life and career, I decided to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird and then to finally read Go Set a Watchman. Like many others, I read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. And like many others… Continue reading Book Review: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Book Review: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

As Many Nows as I Can Get - Shana Youngdahl (Dial Books, 2019) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. In my last young adult book review I wrote, "I do believe that a great book transcends its target audience and can be enjoyed regardless of age" and… Continue reading Book Review: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

We Went to the Woods - Caite Dolan-Leach (Random House, 2019) Have you ever wanted to escape from the world? From your life? Have you ever been young and a bit desperate? Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of a person rather than truly the person themselves? You might sympathize with Mack… Continue reading Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

All the Bad Apples - Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Kathy Dawson Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I sometimes feel bad when I write a review for a young adult book that I didn't enjoy. After all, I'm certainly not the target audience. At the same time,… Continue reading Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Book Review: Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Aria - Nazanine Hozar (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) This book was a delightful surprise. I picked it up from the library as part of my Writers Fest Challenge, as Nazanine Hozar will be speaking at the Festival as one of the New Voices. I knew very little about the novel so it was quite lovely… Continue reading Book Review: Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Book Review: Watermark by Christy Ann Conlin

Watermark - Christy Ann Conlin (House of Anansi, 2019) Here we have a collection of short stories, several of them loosely linked together by place and at least a couple of characters that show up more than once. Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy feature heavily and the whole collection is infused with what… Continue reading Book Review: Watermark by Christy Ann Conlin