Sunday, July 29, 2018

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything
I listened to the audio version of this book.  Eighteen year old Madeline can never leave her house because she has an autoimmune disease like the bubble boy.  Her only human contact is her mother, her nurse Carla.  Until a new family moves in next door.  Madeline begins messaging Ollie and then secretly meeting with him in person with the help of her nurse.  Can she survive meeting him in person?  Can she survive love?  Interesting story.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family by Katherine Agranovich, Ph.D.

Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family

The story is interesting and if it were written as fiction, it would be more fun, but as non-fiction, I gave up on it about halfway through.  The author claims to have "spiritual" visions in which she and her daughter go into trances or are hypnotized and see their past lives in which they were their own ancestors or friends of their family.  I imagine that some people will enjoy that.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry

In this paranormal mystery/horror novel, the main character, Rain, is a recovering drug addict who has been plagued by nightmares about the child that she gave up for adoption when she was 15.  As the story begins, she awakens only to later find that she has lost an entire day.  She and her recovering addict friends find that they are having nightmares about the same place and they set out to find out what is going on in order to try to save themselves and possibly the world from their nightmares. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips

The Darkest Child
Devastatingly sad, this is a haunting tale of Tangy Mae, one of 10 children whose mother is insane. When the story begins, Tangy is 13 years old and her mother claims to be dying, although in reality, she is in labor.  Tangy and her siblings live in abject poverty in the late 1950s in Georgia in a tumble down shack with no electricity.  When each daughter is old enough, or not, their mother forces them to join her in the oldest profession.  Tangy is the smartest of the siblings and the only one with the desire and opportunity to graduate from high school. The book is well-written, raw, sad and makes you think. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1)
When Pamela finds her friend Amy dead in the bushes with a knitting needle through her heart, she begins looking at clues to find out who killed her. The story is a fun to read mystery with knitting instructions and a recipe at the end of the book!