Rebecca — Daphne DuMaurier

Rebecca — Daphne DuMaurier

Read Date: December 8, 2019Rating: 5/5Format: Print book/Audiobook With an infamous first line to rival Pride and Prejudice or Moby Dick, Rebecca is a gothic tale of mystery, romance, suspense, and elegance. Rebecca's unnamed heroine is swept up in a whirlwind romance with the refined and handsome Maxim de Winter, eventually leaving her 'old' life [...]

Books I’m Thankful For

Books I’m Thankful For

*note: as a grammar enthusiast I REALLY wanted to title this post "Books for which I'm Thankful" but it seemed pedantic so I didn't* Well, that time of year is upon us! Thanksgiving celebrates some of my favorite things: food, gratitude, and camaraderie. As we draw nearer to the marathon of holidays that are encroaching, [...]

The Dutch House — Ann Patchett

The Dutch House — Ann Patchett

Read Date: November 12, 2019Rating: 3.5/5Format: Print Book/Audiobook With an audiobook narrated by Tom Hanks, The Dutch House is the story of two devoted siblings, their journey from childhood into adulthood, and their reliance on and support of each other to overcome the trials of their youth. The Conroys live in the infamous Dutch House, [...]

Down the TBR Hole #8

Down the TBR Hole #8

Hi all! We're back with week 8 of Bookmark Your Thoughts's Goodreads de-clutter challenge, Down the TBR Hole! The Rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelfOrder on ascending date added.Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.Read the synopses of the books.Decide: keep it or should it go?Keep track of where you [...]

Whisper Network — Chandler Baker

Whisper Network — Chandler Baker

Read Date: November 6, 2019Rating: 3/5Format: E-book When Sloane Glover, Ardie Valdez, and Grace Stanton, three high-level attorneys, realize that their historically predatory boss just might have found a new target in the company's most recent hire, the women decide to snap into action. They choose to challenge the odds and speak out against a [...]

Down the TBR Hole #7

Down the TBR Hole #7

Continuing on with week seven of "Down the TBR Hole" from Bookmark Your Thoughts wherein I de-clutter my Goodreads to-read list! Last week I really got rid of a few, so I'm curious to see how this week goes! The Rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelfOrder on ascending date added.Take the first 5 (or [...]

Love and Other Consolation Prizes — Jamie Ford

Love and Other Consolation Prizes — Jamie Ford

Read Date: October 22, 2019Rating: 3/5Format: E-book A portrait of Victorian and post-Victorian Seattle through the eyes of Ernest Young, a Chinese orphan displaced from his home to the United States, Love and Other Consolation Prizes explores themes of humanity, belonging, and, of course, love. When, beyond all odds, Ernest survives the brutal journey from [...]