The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir (3.5/5)

Trigger Warning: if you are the victim of sexual violence, you may want to look at trigger warnings posted on goodreads before picking up this book (if added here these warnings would spoil the plot for some other readers).  Esther “Essie” Ann Hicks is the 17 year old daughter of an evangelical preacher and stars alongside […]

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach (4/5)

Dead Letters is another Book of the Month*  pick that was a quick and fun read. Mysterious and thrilling, the book revolves around the disappearance of the protagonist’s twin sister. Having run away from her dysfunctional family to Paris, Ava Antipova, is forced back to her family vineyard in New York, when she learns of […]

The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes (3/5)

I downloaded an app called serial read, that basically sends me a portion of a book each day to my cellphone and that is how I found this book. Inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders in London, this book takes the reader on a slow building thriller about an impoverished couple in desperate need […]

Room by Emma Donoghue (3/5)

I read through this book in one sitting, needless to say, it is a fairly easy and quick read but does contain some heavier themes. *spoilers do follow.* The book is narrated through the eyes of a 5 year old boy with limited exposure to the world, but an astonishing vocabulary. And if you read […]