Tag: family

Nov 12

Book Review: Stay With Me

Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ This is an amazingly well written book with deeply flawed characters who are in turn both understandable and detestable. My opinions on the characters changed so much over the course of the novel. It stars out when Yejide finds out her husband Akin has–against her wishes–taken a second wife. …

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Aug 16

Book Review: The Best Staged Plans

Best Staged Plans by Claire Cook I wanted to like this book more. I’m not dissimilar from the protagonist demographically. Like me, Sandy is pretty much post-kids, eager to downsize and move on to the unfettered child-free part of her life. I too have dealt with the monumental task of getting a big family home …

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May 24

Book Review: Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown I think this book is up there with GONE GIRL or GIRL ON THE TRAIN for mystery/suspense novels. The main difference is that there doesn’t seem to be physical danger involved for the protagonist. It involves two main point of view characters, a man Jonathan and his daughter Olive. …

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Apr 23

Book Review: After You

After You by Jojo Moyes If every novel aims to tell an interesting story about believable, likable characters, this novel succeeds admirably. I’d listened to the first more than a year ago, and this audiobook has the same fantastic narrator. Louisa Clark can be quite infuriating, as she is her own worst enemy, but she’s …

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Feb 07

Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance I can see why this book hit the bestseller list. It really hits the zeitgeist of this tumultuous past few years we’ve had, especially with regards to the questions of middle America and how to achieve the “American Dream.” It also …

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