Review of “Local Woman Missing” by Mary Kubica

Overall: 3.5-4/5 Stars Summary of review: A fast-read thriller/mystery like no other. Gets ready for twists, turns, and thrills with this book! Summary: In order to keep the details away from spoiling the novel, I am going to be brief with my description. Shelby goes missing. Then not long after that another local girl, Meredith, and her […]

Review of “In Pieces” by Sally Field

Overall: 4.5-5/5 Stars Summary of review: A memoir of Sally Field’s personal life with a little mix of being on set in her early acting days. Summary: This is Sally Field’s raw and honest memoir. She discusses her childhood, beginning to learn her craft, starting in TV, and winning an Oscar. She also discusses her marriages, […]

Review of “And Now I Spill the Family Secrets: An Illustrated Memoir” by Margaret Kimball

Overall: 2.5-3/5 Stars Summary of review: A graphic novel memoir that is beautifully drawn, but fell flat for me. Summary: A graphic novel about the author’s childhood. She navigates her mother’s bi-polar disorder and several hospitalizations associated with that. She also goes through her parent’s divorce, her father remarrying, and other adolescent problems/issues throughout her family. […]

SPOILERS July 2021 for celebrity book clubs (Reese’s YA and Adult, Jenna Bush-Hager, GMA, Goop)

If you do not want spoilers…. do not read any further. As previously reported, Oprah’s June 15th pick was posted in the June spoilers posting. I seen the sticker for this book for July for Reese’s YA selection. I will update this if I find out Goop and Belletrist Book Club. I am going to […]

Review of “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides

Overall: 5/5 Stars Summary of review: This book is a very similar structure as Alex’s debut novel “The Silent Patient.” It is a slow-burn psychological thriller/mystery. Summary: Mariana is a group therapist. Her husband died tragically while on vacation with her to re-kindle their marriage. Her only family left is her niece in college. Her niece, […]

Review of “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land

Overall: 3/5 Stars Summary of review: This book was just okay. It was not the best memoir but not the worst. Summary: This is a “Rags to Riches” story. What people would call a single mother’s pursuit of the “American Dream.” She gets pregnant at a young age. She is a single mother and works as […]

Review of “This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today” by Chrissy Metz

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars Summary of review: Even if you are not a fan of “This Is Us,” this is a great memoir to read. It is fast and funny! Summary: Chrissy Metz is an actress who is best known for being on the TV show “This Is Us.” This is a memoir that is told through a […]