Tag: women

Apr 16

Book Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Who would have thought that a story about gossip and kindergarten mothers could be so dark and suspenseful? What really cinches this book as a standout example of its genre are the solidly constructed characters and the successful interview-style framing. The sideline interviews with different characters not only heighten …

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Apr 02

Book Review: I Thought It Was Just Me

I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by BrenĂ© Brown This is not the first book by Brene Brown I’ve listened to, but I think the other ones were more like recordings of her talks, as this was the first one done by a different narrator. …

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Apr 07

Book Review: A Woman’s Worth

A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson This book was given to me years ago, and somehow it survived moving house. I felt like I needed something for spiritual nourishment, and went looking for it. Found it on a shelf, untouched for nearly a decade. That’s basically what the book is: spiritual nourishment. It’s not a …

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Dec 23

Book Review: Beautiful You

Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk This only the second of Chuck Palahniuk’s books I’ve read, and I was lent it by one of his greatest fans with the description “I just got it, I have no idea what it’s about.” Even the dust jacket had been taken off. The book opens with the main character, …

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Nov 12

Book Review: The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer The Grand Sophy is in keeping with the rest of Georgette Heyer’s novels, a genre-defining Regency romance. If you like Regency romance, this book will likely please you. It pleased me. There’s something amusing and refreshing about spending time with people for whom “what shall I wear to the …

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