Category: 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Good…: We Were Liars recounts the tale of an affluent family that spends their summers on a private island off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Why were these three cousins and their best friend Liars? The title is one of the various mysteries the reader has to unravel for themselves. The narrator of the […]

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Good…: I’ve wanted to read Andy Weir’s The Martian from the very first moment I saw it in stores after its initial release. Something about the cover showing a lonely figure navigating the martian terrain captivated me, and made me pick it up. Then I put it down. This was something I repeated as […]

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SPLENDOR!!  PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!! Anna Godbersen’s historical fiction, young adult series, The Luxe, concludes with the fourth novel, Splendor. The synopsis states that there will be new beginnings, shocking revelations, and unexpected endings, and that was partially true. When we last saw the scheming characters of 18th century New York high […]

Book Review: Envy (The Luxe Series) by Anna Godbersen

Book Review: Envy (The Luxe Series) by Anna Godbersen

The Good…: Envy, the third book in Anna Godbersen’s The Luxe series picks up two months after Elizabeth Holland’s “rescue.” The truth is only something only a handful of people know. While society waits for Liz to reenter society, Elizabeth is struggling with a broken heart and wondering how she can go on under the […]

Book Review: Rumors (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen

Book Review: Rumors (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen

The Good…: I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I don’t know what happened, but Rumors hooked me from the very beginning, unlike the first book in the series, The Luxe. Rumors picks up three months after the events in The Luxe. I won’t go too into the story as I don’t want to write spoilers, but Rumors […]

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Good…: I remember trying to read this novel years ago, but being in the 3rd grade I was unprepared to deal with the subject matter. I guess it’s one thing to watch a movie, and another to read the novel. This was really surprising to me, because the film is one of my favorite […]

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Good…: The Raven Boys has been on my TBR list practically since it came out. I kept putting off reading it, because I was trying to finish reading the book series I’d already begun. This notion was stupid, I guess, since nowadays all YA books seem to be part of a series. I finally […]

Book Review: The Luxe (A Luxe Novel) by Anna Godbersen

Book Review: The Luxe (A Luxe Novel) by Anna Godbersen

The Good…: Anna Godbersen’s writing reminds me of Edith Wharton’s when she wrote The Age of Innocence. Like that older novel, The Luxe depicts New York’s high society. Set in the 19th century, sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland try to navigate the treacherous waters of the rich and famous. Following the death of their father, […]