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The Best Novels of 2014

Another year has come and gone. This year it left so many wonderful books in it’s wake. I’ve selected 10 books released in 2014 that made me a very happy reader. As I prepared this list it highlighted to me just how hard a time I’ve had this year reviewing. 60% of my list is […]

This Hufflepuff’s Report on The Chamber of Secrets

From the very beginning when I picked my cat, was found by my wand, and I was sorted into Hufflepuff, I’ve had a great time with Sheila’s Harry Potter Re-Read (or in my case cherry popping) Challenge. As much as I was amused by The Sorcerer’s Stone, it didn’t sell me on the series. I enjoyed […]

The Thing About December by Donal Ryan ~ Audiobook Review

The Thing About December by Donal Ryan Published by: Steerforth Press Published on: August 26, 2014 Page Count: 208 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook review copy provided by the publisher. Audiobook Published by: Steerforth Press Narrator: Wayne Farrell Audiobook Length: 6 hours 14 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the […]

On Being a Hufflepuff and The Sorcerer’s Stone

The first things I did on my Harry Potter journey were: 1. To create a Pottermore account. 2. To pick a Siamese cat as my animal (I now somewhat regret this decision made because I love the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp – my first learning moment). 3. To be selected by a redwood, unicorn core […]

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican Published by: Thomas Dunne Books . Published on: June 10, 2014 Page Count: 410 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover book purchased prior to being invited to join Breznican’s book tour. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a […]

Book Tour ~ Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Rooms by Lauren Oliver Published by: Ecco Published on: September 23, 2014 Page Count: 320 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the author’s Marketing Assistant in order to participate in her book tour as well as the audiobook I purchased from Audible.com using a monthly credit. Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio […]

The Secret Place by Tana French

The Secret Place by Tana French Published by: Viking Published on: September 2, 2014 Page Count: 464 Genre: Mystery My Reading Format: Digital audiobook review copy provided by the publisher Audiobook Published by: Penguin Audio Narrators: Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson Audiobook Length: 20 hours 43 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from […]

Monday Mini ~ The Goldfinch

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. Sometime in early August, my sister Donielle called me. She saw on […]

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Published by: Grove Atlantic Published on: May 6, 2014 Page Count: 368 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased through Audible.com. Audiobook Published by: Audible Studios Narrator: Robin Miles Audiobook Length: 11 hours 35 minutes Available Formats: Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher Mireille Duval Jameson is […]

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. As someone who has enjoyed (The Casual Vacancy) and downright devoured (The […]