Book Reviews, Shop Talk, and More

Welcome to the “Reading Corner!” In addition to sharing my writings, I wanted to celebrate the books and the authors that have impacted me. Below you’ll find videos of book reviews, shop talk, and discussions with myself about all things reading!

Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. - Annie Proulx

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Emotional, somewhat infuriating, eye-opening, and well-written ride. That is my book review in one sentence. Oh, read it but also buy a box of tissues for your soon-to-be-free-flowing tears.

Shadow Ridge by M. E. Browning

We’re barely out of summer and already we’re talking about books that take place in snowy places – winter is definitely on its way!

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

Historical fiction – don’t forget to always do some independent research to find out what’s historically accurate & what’s fiction!

To Have and To Kill by John Glatt

Review of the book – not a true crime episode, I tried!

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

A coming of age novel that is filled with lots of ordinary & extraordinary grace!

Deception by Denise Mina

A little deception from a potentially unreliable narrator!

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

Bulldog Onesie

RedHanded: An Exploration of Criminals, Cannibals, Cults, and What Makes a Killer Tick by Suruthi Bala & Hannah Maguire

From the creators of the RedHanded podcast, Suruthi Bala & Hannah Maguire bring you THE book on What Makes A Killer Tick!

Obsessive Compulsive by Elizabeth Scozzari

Obsessive Compulsive by Elizabeth Scozzari

Missing You by Harlan Coben

Missing You by Harlan Coben

A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

A day “at the beach” reviewing this beachy read… to which we say NO to affairs & NO to A Summer Affair!

The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

Making “Cake Mix Brownies” and reviewing “The Dirt on Ninth Grave” by Darynda Jones

There Is No Cloud by Kat Wheeler

There Is No Cloud by Kat Wheeler

Red Leaves by Paullina Simons

“Red Leaves” by Paullina Simons

Books I’ve Loved & Lost

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Buffalo Lockjaw by Greg Ames, and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison… Don’t forget to join me on goodreads OR check out the incredible offerings by @JessieJamesCo on Instagram!

Sharon Needles and the Curse of the Devil’s Deck

“Sharon Needles and the Curse of the Devil’s Deck” by Michael Thomas Ford & Sharon Needles

Dust by Patricia Cornwell

My review of Patricia Cornwell’s “Dust.”
Updated review & additional information!!!!

Birdman by Mo Hayder

“Birdman” by Mo Hayder