Genre: Coming of Age


Book Review: Girlhood by Cat Clarke

Book Review: Girlhood by Cat Clarke

August 22, 2017 Book review 11 ★★★★★

I flat-out loved this book!  I savour books about friendship, and I adored how this book focused on the sisterhood theme, with no major romances thrown into steal the limelight.  Friendship deserves the spotlight and I’m so glad that it was centre stage in Girlhood by Cat Clarke. First Line… Read more »

Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

June 5, 2017 Book review 28 ★★★½

My head is melted trying to decide a rating for The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein. I’m so torn. A part of me loves the characters and the atmosphere.  The other part of me laments the lack of pace, and the overly detailed descriptions. First Line of The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth… Read more »

Book Review: Lone Star by Paullina Simons

Book Review: Lone Star by Paullina Simons

December 16, 2016 Book review 0 ★★★★★

What have I being doing all my reading life that I haven’t read a book by Paulina Simons before now.  I’ve just finished Lone Star by Paullina Simons and it pretty much finished me too. I’m blown away.  By feels.  All the feels.  Blown away, into a lake of feels,… Read more »

Book Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Book Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

August 5, 2016 Book review 12 ★★★★

Imagine the unthinkable. Imagine being a mother, pouring over your daughter’s social media after her death. Then imagine trying to reconstruct her life and trying to figure out if it was suicide or homicide. That’s the premise of Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight.     Thoughts on Reconstructing Amelia by… Read more »

Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

July 5, 2016 Book review 8 ★★★★½

My first thought on finishing Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah was that this author obviously feels the need to break her readers on every book.  Well mission accomplished.  This broke me every bit as much as The Nightingale did last year.   My Thoughts on Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: I… Read more »