90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life & Death

By: Don Piper with Cecil Murphey 2004 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Future life; Near-death experiences; Death Rating: 2.5/5   If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that I gave 90 Minutes in Heaven a 1-point higher rating than I… Continue Reading

Changes That Heal: How to Understand Your Past to Ensure a Healthier Future

By: Dr. Henry Cloud 1992 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Emotional maturity; Religious aspects; Christianity; Psychology; Christian life Rating: 2/5 Changes That Heal, in Dr. Cloud‘s own words, “is a book about relationship, and the barriers that must be broken down for us… Continue Reading

The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor (Not technically a series, but followed by Timothy of the Cay) 1969 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5   Can we just talk about that cover for a hot second? Yes. That’s real. Whoever designed that should be fired. I… Continue Reading

The Friday Night Knitting Club

By: Kate Jacobs Friday Night Knitting Club Book 1 2007 Fiction Subject Matter: Mothers and daughters; Female friendship; Knitters; Knitting; New York Rating: 2/5   The Friday Night Knitting Club isn’t bad. It’s just a little trope. My biggest problem… Continue Reading

Meridian

By: Alice Walker 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: African American college students; African American women; Voter registration; Southern states; Atlanta Rating: 2/5 You probably know Alice Walker from The Color Purple. Like that novel, Meridian is a depiction of the African-American experience. Walker… Continue Reading