Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed is the third book from author Khaled Hosseini and many who know me (if you talk books with me) know that The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns are two of my favorite books. And the Mountains Echoed was published over two years ago, but I just got around to reading it and finished it yesterday….

Book Review: Talking as Fast as I Can

If you’re a Lauren Graham and/or Gilmore Girls fan then you know she released a book, Talking as Fast as I Can, right around the time the Netflix A Year in the Life came out. I knew I wanted to read it as I’m a fan of both the actress and the show (plus Parenthood) and I always like…

Book Review: Crank

For my latest book review I’m going to be talking about the book Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Crank is a novel that I’d heard about for years but never read until now when my book club with my students picked it. The novel is inspired by the author’s actual daughter. The book centers around Kristina, a teenage girl, who…

Book Review: Murder on the Orient Express

I have a quick book review for you all today. I was in between books and decided to read my first Agatha Christie mystery, Murder on the Orient Express. I had never read anything by Agatha Christie before but since she is/was one of the most famous mystery writers I thought it was about time I…

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The latest book I’ve read is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The movie coming out prompted my book club to pick it as our first book this school year. I haven’t watched the movie so I have no idea how similar or dissimilar they are. I, however, did find out after buying this book that it…

Book Review: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

I finally read and finished Harry Potter & the Cursed Child a few weeks ago. I managed to avoid reading other peoples’ reviews of the play for the most part but did read a few Facebook statuses of friends. My one friend who did read it that I talked to in person had expressed that it was…

Book Review: 11/22/63

Over the summer I read 11/22/63 – my first novel by Stephen King. I’ve seen some Stephen King movies (as a little kid I saw IT at my friend’s house across the street and it scarred me for life. To say that I’m terrified of the recent clowns chasing people all over the country and now in…

Book Review: After You

If you’ve been a long time follower of this site, then you might be wondering why I’m not posting a photo challenge response being that it’s Friday. The Daily Post didn’t post a photo challenge for this past week so it was a little break for me. They said a new challenge will be up…

“Me Before You” Book, Movie, & Thoughts

Me Before You, a novel by Jojo Moyes was published four years ago and was made into a movie this year starring Emilia Clarke (queen of all our hearts on  Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (charming heartthrob from The Hunger Games and Love, Rosie). I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie and now…

Book Review: The Girl on the Train

Some of you may have already read Paula Hawins’ The Girl on the Train, but I just got around to reading it this summer in time for the movie’s release this fall. When I first heard about the novel, I heard some comparisons to Gone Girl, which I enjoyed because it was one of the first books…

Book Review: “Why Not Me?”

I’m writing this after midnight – about 15 hours before I’ve scheduled this post to go live. I should be tired because I’ve been out and about all day, but I’m not because I feel so inspired and invigorated after watching President Obama’s speech at the DNC (Democratic National Convention for my readers outside the US)!…

Book Review: The Darkest Minds Trilogy

As most of you know, I am away on vacation in Alaska at the moment. One thing I make sure to have with me when away is a book (or books) either physically or on my iPad to read on the plane and/or whenever I have down time. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but…