Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I started out not sure if I liked Eleanor at all but as the book progressed, she grew on me. She is socially inept and has an impressive vocabulary but is sheltered, oblivious, and judgmental about other’s rudeness which makes it hilarious. When she and her coworker Raymond help a fallen bystander on the street,…

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

I liked this book so much more than Amanda’s first book. It seemed more authentic and it spoke to me more. And I loved the witch theme throughout the poems and the comparison of the hate of feminism to witch burning. It spoke to my soul and I will re-read this book again and again…

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

I loved Practical Magic and this book is the prequel to it but you do not need to read Practical Magic to love and understand this book. It is the story of the two aunts that raise the two orphaned girls in Practical Magic but it gives them so much more depth in their own…

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

So this book reminds me of The Girl in the Train but the main character, Anna, is less annoying to me. Still unreliable because of her drinking, medications, etc, but she grows in you. Anna is agoraphobic and does not have much interaction with the outside world, other than spying on them from her window…

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

This is my first book read for 2018 and I read it in one day. I wish I had relationships like Claudia has with her family and friends. And that I was as witty and smart as her. The drama of high school and high school theater productions is spot on as well as the…

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStephano

This book has a lot of mixed reviews and most of them mention having expectations of it being like another book or author. I had not heard of this book before and opened my Owlcrate and read the description on the inside cover, I was not sure if it was for me or something I…

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

Weylyn Grey is an orphan that lived with wolves after a snowstorm kills him parents. He loves the woods and his wolf pack but is lonely for human company. His life takes him into the human world where he never quite fits in due to his emotions seeming to cause changes in weather and animals…

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

One of those girl power books that you read and think, “wow, I wish I was a kick ass ninja.” Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to marry the prince but her carriage is attacked by the Black Clan on the way. She dresses as a boy to infiltrate the clan to find out…

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

This book was nothing like what I thought it would be about. I thought it would be Englishmen in the Victorian era roaming and partying through Europe and having drunken adventures. It turned out to have mystery, real adventure, running from bad guys, highway robbers, circus folk, pirates, hidden treasure, etc. And the main character,…

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Well, I thought this book would be about the behind the scenes stuff about Star Wars and it is just rambling about Carrie Fisher’s feelings about a time she can’t remember because she did too many drugs. There, I saved you the time of reading it. Carrie Fisher said she found her diaries from her…

The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt

This had the potiential of being a 5 star book but the pacing made it a 3 star book. There were several mystery plot lines going in this book at once. Most of them were clear and easy to follow but some were confusing and convoluted. Dahlia had an unconventional upbringing where her mother, Memphis,…