Review of “Something Wilder” by Christina Lauren

Overall:  5  star review Summary: Lily’s father was a famous treasure hunter. She now makes a living from her deceased father’s old journals by taking people on a fake treasure hunt. But Lily dreams of a life buying her family ranch. At one point, she lived there with her ex-boyfriend. Those were her happiest memories. […]

Review of “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music” by Dave Grohl

Overall: 4.5 Stars Summary: Dave Grohl’s memoir walks you through his childhood, career, and personal life. He talks about him growing up, getting into music, influences, family life, etc. Foo Fighters and Nirvana… 2 of the greatest bands of all time!!!! My thoughts: I listened and read this book! I really enjoyed it. Dave’s memoir was […]

Review of “Will” by Will Smith and Mark Manson

Overall: 4.5 Stars Summary: Will Smith’s memoir goes from childhood to present day. He talks about his family, growing up, his career, and marriages. The book has serious and funny stories throughout. It starts with his childhood, siblings, and parents. He then talks about his start in the music industry and his transition to TV/films. He […]

Review of “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune

Overall: 5/5 star review! Summary: Linus Baker is an uptight caseworker with no personal life. He works for the Department in charge of Magical Youth and follows the rules everyday. One day, Extremely Upper Management tells him that he will be going on a top-secret case- an orphanage on an island. He goes to the […]

Review of “The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember” by Fred Rogers

This will not be a typical review. This is a 5 star review! I really enjoyed this book a lot. Mr. Rogers has always been a hero to me. His view of people and the world is outstanding. If only we could be like Mr. Rogers- the world would be a better place. I have […]

Review of “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” by Rob Lowe

Overall: 5 star review  Summary of Review: I was not a huge fan of Rob Lowe until I watched the TV show Brothers and Sisters. After watching the show, I picked up his memoir. I am very glad that I did.   Summary:  Rob Lowe writes a well-written memoir about his life and work (up to the […]

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 “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 Jessica Simpson’s Memoir “Open Book”

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars Summary of review:  What a great book! Jessica is candid and truly “open” about telling her life through the ups and downs. Summary: This is a memoir written by Jessica Simpson. It follows her life from childhood to present day. She talks about her life, struggles, family, relationships, the industry, and a […]

“Lady Killer” by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich Review

I loved issues 1 and 2. I must read the others. I heard this series was to be adapted into a TV series or movie. The plot sounded intriguing to me. I picked up these two, and loved them! The graphics were great! They were colorful. The plot was fast-paced. The characters were interesting. It […]

Review of “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

Overall: 4.5 /5 Stars Summary of review:  I loved this book! It is a little slow at the beginning. But I loved everything about it. Summary: The story is told in two POVs. 1791: A apothecary (Nella) who secretly poisons men to help women who have been wronged by them.  Nella has a lot of secrets […]

Review of “If The Shoe Fits” by Julie Murphy (Meant To Be series #1)

Overall: 5 /5 Stars Summary of review:  I loved this book a lot. The characters, the reality show,  body positivity, etc. It was such a cute and modern re-telling of Cinderella.  OMG! If this is how the Meant To Be series will be…. I am reading them all! Summary: Cindy just graduated with a degree in […]

Review of “People We Meet On Vacation” by Emily Henry

Overall: 5 /5 Stars Summary of review:  What a great read! I wish that I would have read this book sooner than I did! I loved it! Emily Henry did it again! Summary: Poppy and Alex! The are an unlikely pair of friends from a small town in Ohio. Poppy is a city girl at heart […]

Review of “Good Girl, Bad Blood” by Holly Jackson

Overall: 5/5 Stars Summary of review: The 2nd novel in the Good Girl series. I love a great who-dun-it book. *You should read book #1 before this one. You may not understand a lot of the references to the 1st case in this novel* Summary: Pip has all since left her detective ways behind. She now has […]

Review of “The Soulmate Equation” by Christina Lauren

I loved this book and the characters! What a charming read. I am rating this book a 4.5 star review. The story starts with a single mother, Jess. She is not looking for love but decides with her best friend to do a new dating app that takes people’s DNA and matches them with their […]

Review of “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus” by Dusti Bowling

WOW! 5 star review! I really enjoyed this book a lot. I was attracted to it by its cover at the library. But I feel in love with the characters and plot right away! It is not just for YAs. It has a powerful message that anyone can relate to it. Aven, a 13 year […]

Review of “Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body” by Rebekah Raussig

This book is a 5 star read for me. I learned so much! This book is for all ages to read and is very informative. She is a teacher, and it shows throughout this book. Rebekah Taussig, Ph.D. authored a well written memoir, but it is so much more. She discusses her childhood, career, love […]