Dominicana – Book Review

Dominicana – Book Review

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 By: Angie Cruz “How many women get to choose who to marry and can truly dictate their own life? As God is my witness, my daughter will have choices.” My summary of the book: Dominicana is a story about a 15-year-old Dominican girl, Ana Cancion, who is [...]

Matchmaking for Beginners – Book Review

Matchmaking for Beginners – Book Review

By: Maddie Dawson Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson is a fun spin on the traditional romance novel. It includes magic, witchery and elements of serendipity. Dawson creates interesting characters that provide enjoyable additions to the story's main plot.  One of the main characters, Aunt Blix, feels she has a special gift that helps her [...]

Float Plan- Book Review

Float Plan- Book Review

By: Trish Doller Float Plan by Trish Doller was a deeper story than I originally anticipated.  The main character, Anna, loses her fiancé, Ben, to suicide.  It was shocking to read and heartbreaking for both Anna and Ben.  Due to this topic's seriousness, Doller includes a warning at the beginning of her book letting her [...]

A Spanish Love Deception – Book Review

A Spanish Love Deception – Book Review

By Elena Armas A Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas is your typical enemies turn lovers romance novel. It was also very funny; therefore, I would categorize it as a rom-com as well.  The main characters, Catalina and Aaron, are both engineers who work at the same company in New York City.  They do not [...]

With Warm Weather Comes Bright Books! My Spring Reading List

With Warm Weather Comes Bright Books! My Spring Reading List

It is the first week of Spring, and I am so excited! I absolutely love this time of year. Snow is melting (even though Switzerland barely gets snow apparently), flowers and trees are blooming, and the temperature rises. The winter is behind us, and the day is getting longer! All I want to do is [...]

A Promised Land – Book Review

A Promised Land – Book Review

By: Barack Obama A Promised Land is part 1 of Barack Obama’s autobiography. I chose to read his book to learn more about him and how he worked to become the president of the United States. “The truth is, I’ve never been a big believer in destiny. I worry that it encourages resignation in the [...]

The Tattooist of Aschwitz – Book Review

The Tattooist of Aschwitz – Book Review

By: Heather Morris "Something off the tracks catches his eye, a flash of color. A flower, a single flower, waving in the breeze. Bloodred petals around a jet black middle. He looks for others but there are none.” The same author writes the Tattooist of Auschwitz as Cilka’s Journey, Heather Morris. She wrote The Tattooist [...]

What Alice Forgot – Book Review

What Alice Forgot – Book Review

By: Liane Moriarty "That was the day Alice Mary Love went to the gym and carelessly misplaced a decade of her life."  Book Summary: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty starts with the main character, Alice Love, waking up after hitting her head and becoming unconscious.  Due to this fall, Alice has forgotten the last [...]

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Book Review

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Book Review

By: Christy Lefteri “Where there are bees there are flowers, and wherever there are flowers there is new life and hope.” My synopsis of the book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo is centred around a Syrian family affected by the civil war that is spreading around them.  The first few chapters show the reader how ordinary [...]

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

By: Robert Kolker “...for almost as long, Donald has consistently and unwaveringly maintained that he is, in fact, the offspring of an octopus.” Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker is a true story of a post-world war II family, the Galvin's, living in Colorado, USA. Through the Galvin family, [...]