Tag: Review

A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness (w/ Bookies Book Club review)

Patrick Ness has amazed me with his writing in the past (his Chaos Walking series is still a book series I recommend to those who enjoy YA Dystopian like myself).  A Monster calls, while completely different – still rang true with the unique writing…

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Sam and Clementine would define their life as full and satisfying.  They have two beautiful little girls and a life that works for them.  Sam is just starting a new job and Clementine is rehearsing for a cellist position that would be the job…

The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer, MD

Most of us have experienced a feeling of queasiness before walking in to a large meeting or to speak in front of a group.  Or we have had that “gut feeling” when we know something is not right. What is that? How does our…

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar and Narrated by Kathleen McInerney

Seventh grader Marshall Walsh has been walking his neighbor 5th grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi to school ever since elementary.  When a bully by the name of Chad Hilligas forces them off the road home one day both Marshall and Tamaya wind up cutting into the…

First Women by Kate Andersen Brower and Narrated by Karen White

  If you think the President has a tough job, imagine being the First Lady!  From uprooting your children from their homes, schools, friends, to be in the very public eye;  to letting go of any sense of privacy, the ability to go shopping/drive…

Allegiant by Veronica Roth Narrated by Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford

The final chapters in the Divergent Series…. Tris and Tobias along with a few of the gang we have come to love (or hate), continue to try to make things right.  As the factions are no more, Divergents such as Tris are no longer…

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson and Narrated by the author (AUDIE AWARDS)

In Jenny Lawson’s second book, Jenny again shares a little deeper this time into her journey with mental illness.  In her crazy, funny, unique way Jenny both makes fun of some of the things she comes up with, as well as handles more serious…

David Spade is Almost Interesting Narrated by David Spade

You probably know David Spade best for his time on Saturday Night Live (SNL), movies such as Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy, and Grown Ups, as well as TV shows like Just Shoot Me and Rules of Engagement. In Almost Interesting David talks about the…

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman narrated by George Newbern (Recommended by Bookies Book Club)

Ove is the kind of man most tend to avoid.  He is 59 years old and retired.  He likes things the way he likes them and that is all.  He is a rule follower.  He doesn’t understand people who just can’t mind their own…

No One Knows by J T Ellison (Otherwise Known As Gone Boy ;) )

It has been five years since Aubrey’s husband disappeared.  Five long years of wondering what happened that night at the bachelor party when Josh was going to meet Aubrey in the bar and never showed up.  There were signs that pointed to the real…

Fool Me Once By Harlan Coben Narrated by January Lavoy

As a one time Special Ops Pilot, Maya is doing the best she can since the brutal murder of her husband  Joe two weeks prior.  When a friend offers her a nanny cam disguised as a digital photo frame to keep an eye on…

The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich

Tyson Palmer has the world by the tail.   He has a winning arm, a promising football career, and is on track for that Super Bowl ring.  And then, with an addiction to alcohol and pain killers and a night that throws his marriage and…