Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

I did not believe anything bad could happen, not really. Growing from girl to woman is a struggle that transcends time. Emma Cline explores the peaks and valleys of this transition in her insightful debut novel The Girls. I’d enacted some pattern, been defined, neatly, as a girl, providing a known value. There was something…

Book Review: The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

A young woman with a broken bicycle. The man she might, so easily, have missed: cycling past, not stopping, carrying with him a whole life, a life that might never have been hers to share. The Versions of Us follows Eva and Jim through three potential lifetimes and examines how the choices we make ultimately…

Subscription Box Review: Hive Box

As a reader what goes better with a book than a cup of tea and some honey? Well the makers of Hive Box show us that while that fact remains true, bees deserve our appreciation for all of the other wonderful and useful products they contribute to creating. Here is a review of the May…

Book Review: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

  “We’re going on an awfully big adventure.” Death. Death is an awfully big adventure. But not this time. Not this adventure. The greatest adventure, our adventure, is the fight to live. Lily and the Octopus is a story of man’s best friend becoming one man’s nearly only friend, the turmoil of loss and the…

Book Review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

How much has changed on the romantic front since Jane Austen first published Pride and Prejudice? Curtis Sittenfeld attemps to show us in her modern retelling Eligible. We meet the Bennett family at their dilapidated estate in Cincinnati, Ohio where three of the five unmarried Bennet sisters still reside. Kitty and Lydia are young, carefree…

Subscription Box Review: Cozy Reader Club

Cozy Reader Club is a monthly subsription box which caters to readers who love to snuggle up on the couch or in a bubble bath with a good book, a sweet snack and a warm cup of something to drink. Busy moms, moms-to-be, any woman with a busy life- this is the box for you!…

Powell’s Books will buy your used (loved) books!

Do you have some gently loved books that you would like to rehome? Need to make room for new releases and add to your ever-growing TBR? Head over to Powell’s Books to learn more about their used book buying program. They allow you to enter the ISBN for each book, see a quote instantly and…