Book Review: Women of the Word

Reading Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin has been a long time coming. I have had this book for several years, and it has been recommended to me on countless occasions. It often gets recommended after people hear that I am a theology nerd, because they know I will love it. And all of you … Continue reading Book Review: Women of the Word


Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

Last year, when I was trying to do Tim Challies's yearly reading challenge (before falling off the train), I stumbled upon When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I think I was trying to fill the memoir category, so I did what any normal person would do: I googled memoirs. And in some way, came upon this … Continue reading Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

Book Review: The Children’s Story

When I was visiting a friend in Idaho, her sister and I were talking about books we have read as well as our interactions with children. She told me I had to read this unusual book called The Children's Story by James Clavell. It was short, but really good, and drove home a point that I often made … Continue reading Book Review: The Children’s Story

Book Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

As I mentioned a few times this year, my husband and I moved from South Carolina to Washington state in late January/early February. Why such a big move? Well, the Navy told us we had to. 😉 With such a big move means a new home, new community, and new people. I've made a friend … Continue reading Book Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

Book Club Book Review: Xenoman

Each month, Brittany's Pages and I team up to do a virtual book club. May's book was Xenoman by Adam Martin. This fun and unusual semi-dystopian sci-fi adventure was quite the read! As you can see by the fact that my review is being posted a week late, I did have a hard time finishing it.  Xenoman tells … Continue reading Book Club Book Review: Xenoman

Book Review: Seeing Redd

Spoiler alert! Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor is the sequel to The Looking Glass Wars, and the second book in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy. As such, this review contains spoilers for The Looking Glass Wars. Please proceed with caution! And don't say I didn't warn you. 😉  After finishing The Looking Glass Wars, I immediately picked up its sequel: Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor. … Continue reading Book Review: Seeing Redd

Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

I first read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher almost three years ago at the recommendation of a friend. I read it, loved it, and recommended it to others. Now, as I'm doing my bookshelf challenge this year and encountering some rereads, I have come back to Thirteen Reasons Why, three years older and with a little more … Continue reading Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

June Book Club

Each month, Brittany and I team up to do a virtual book club/buddy read. This month's book is The Carnival Keepers by Amber Gulley. This fascinating fantasy looks to be similar to The Night Circus (from what I've read about both books!). I'm looking forward to reading this one! It's 1879, and James, a time-wasting … Continue reading June Book Club

Book Review: Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (and the following two books) were recommended to me by a friend several years ago. I have a great love for magical tales, from the original tellings to the twisted retellings. Earlier this year, I read the Dorothy Must Die series, a retelling of the classic Wizard of Oz books. I am excited … Continue reading Book Review: Looking Glass Wars

Book Review: And the Wolf Shall Dwell

I won a signed copy of And the Wolf Shall Dwell by Joni Dee last year when Brittany's Pages did a giveaway. A spy novel, I have looked forward to giving this book a read! John Daniel is an ordinary man, living and working in London under a work visa. He likes his routines, his … Continue reading Book Review: And the Wolf Shall Dwell