The Cost of Discipleship

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1959 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Sermon on the Mount; Criticism; Interpretation; Christian life Rating: 3/5 Warning: The Cost of Discipleship throws you right in to some heavy theology. It is not meant to be an explanation of Christianity;… Continue Reading

The Nightingale

By: Kristin Hannah 2015 Fiction Rating: 3/5 After hearing all the hype about The Nightingale, my grandmother gave me this book as a gift. Out of respect, I read it dutifully, though I usually steer far clear of contemporary best… Continue Reading

Master and Commander

By: Patrick O’Brian Aubrey-Maturin series Book 1 1970 Fiction Rating: 3/5   I suppose I had heard the term before, but I didn’t realize I was reading a classic when I picked up Master and Commander at first. One day,… Continue Reading

Caleb’s Crossing

By: Geraldine Brooks 2011 Fiction Subject Matter: Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck; Wampanoag Indians; Massachussetts; Martha’s Vineyard; Indian college graduates; Indian scholars; United States Rating: 3/5   I was given this book as a Christmas present a few years ago by an especially… Continue Reading

Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

By: Mariel Hemingway 2015 Nonfiction Rating: 3/5   Out Came the Sun is a pretty average book.

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

By: Kim & Krickitt Carpenter 2012 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Biography Rating: 3/5   The Vow was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t already know, The Vow the movie, starring… Continue Reading

I Can’t Tell You

By: Hillary Frank 2004 Fiction Subject Matter: Interpersonal relations; Elective mutism; Letters; Puns and punning; Colleges and universities; Family problems Rating: 3.5/5   I first read I Can’t Tell You sometime in middle school. And I’ve been recommending it ever… Continue Reading

Dracula

By: Bram Stoker 1897 Fiction Rating: 3.5/5 We have all heard of Dracula. The vampire who “vants to suck your blood.” The scary man who comes in the night dressed in all black with razor sharp fangs who can transform into… Continue Reading

The Shop on Blossom Street

By: Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Series Book 1 2004 Fiction Rating: 3/5 At 395 pages, The Shop on Blossom Street may look long, especially for a beach read, but don’t worry. I read it in less than 48 hours. (And it’s… Continue Reading

Great Irish Humor

By: Peter Haining 1995 Fiction Rating: 3/5   Great Irish Humor is a collection of 35 “comic” short stories written by – you guessed it – Irish authors. I put comic in quotations because it’s not always comedy in the… Continue Reading