The Last Night Out by Catherine O’Connell @OConnellauthor @blackthornbks #bookreview #NetGalley #friendship #murder #mystery

I wonder how many outcomes have hinged on such cringe-worthy moments: how many lives have been indelibly changed as a result of one misstep? Whether by choice or by deflection, the consequences of the alternate path can be dire. Set in Chicago in the late '80s, Ms. O'Connell's novel about murder, secrets, betrayals, and friendship … Continue reading The Last Night Out by Catherine O’Connell @OConnellauthor @blackthornbks #bookreview #NetGalley #friendship #murder #mystery

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan @ruthmariehogan #NetGalley #womensfiction #mystery #friendship

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Masha is drowning.Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, her life has been forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago.Unable to let go of her grief, she finds solace in the silent company of the souls of her local Victorian cemetery and at the town's lido, where she seeks refuge underwater--safe … Continue reading The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan @ruthmariehogan #NetGalley #womensfiction #mystery #friendship

#SegueSaturday Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher #bookreview #yafiction #racism #childabuse

Whale Talk by Chris Cutcher

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday. I first posted this review in September 2009. The review may be short, but my first Cutcher novel made me a life-long fan. Enjoy! I learned in … Continue reading #SegueSaturday Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher #bookreview #yafiction #racism #childabuse

#SegueSaturday Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen #bookreview #bullying #sports #yafiction

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in June 2012.  Leverage's message of tragedy, courage, and justice sticks with me almost 7 years after discovering this amazing story.  A must … Continue reading #SegueSaturday Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen #bookreview #bullying #sports #yafiction

#SegueSaturday – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman #bookreview

"One grave in every graveyard belongs to the ghouls. Wander any graveyard long enough and you will find it - waterstained and bulging, with cracked or broken stone, scraggly grass or rank weeks about it, and a feeling, when you reach it, of abandonment. It may be colder than the other gravestones, too, and the … Continue reading #SegueSaturday – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman #bookreview

Book Review: The Dog Walker’s Diary by Kathryn Donahue (9781635839029)

I recently started a book challenge list that asked me to read a book with the word "dog" in the title and to my delight when searching the NetGalley list The Dog Walker's Diary came up first. Daniel Ashe is a literary agent who has never fell in love and is looking for an awesome … Continue reading Book Review: The Dog Walker’s Diary by Kathryn Donahue (9781635839029)