ntry is really a breathtaking and heart-wrenching first account of the trials that undocumented immigrants face when they come to America.
Kin by Shawna Kay Rodenburg, 2.5 Stars
I could see this story successful adapted to film. It definitely had a Hillbilly Elegy feel to it.
Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs, 4 stars
Ever since I read Running with Scissors, I've returned to Burroughs writing to enjoy his wacky mind, crazy upbringing and fresh perspectives.
In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist, 2.5 Stars
I just love a good tragedy. God, that sounds terrible, doesn't it? But three of my favorite movies of all time (I call them the trifecta), are Love Story (also one of my husband's LEAST favorite movies of all time), Terms of Endearment and Steel Magnolias. Beaches ranks pretty high up there too! I don't... Continue Reading →
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Cailtin Doughty, 3 stars
So I reviewed Caitlin's newest book, From Here to Eternity earlier this month. And y'all, I LOVED it. So, of course I had to run right out and get my paws on her first book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. This one was pretty good too, but much more memoir than From Here to Eternity,... Continue Reading →
After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry, 4 Stars
I'm a sucker for a good memoir. I love them! And it doesn't have to be a celebrity memoir or anything like that (although I've read some good celebrity memoirs too!). Memoirs just offer a snapshot into someone else's life in such a raw way. Sure, the book is edited by a professional and I'm... Continue Reading →