Stoner * John Williams (1965)

‘A beautiful, sad, utterly convincing account of an entire life’ Ian McEwan William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father’s farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet,Continue reading “Stoner * John Williams (1965)”

2020 Books in Review

While this year meant more work from home, less money to spend on new books and more moves, I did manage to read quite a few books (84). Still disappointed I couldn’t fit more in! Check out 2018 Books in Review and 2019 Books in Review.

If Not For You – Debbie Macomber Book Review

If not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth might never have taken charge of her life. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney – a tattooed mechanic who is her conservative parents’ worst nightmare. And if not for Sam – who witnessed a terrible accident and rushed toContinue reading “If Not For You – Debbie Macomber Book Review”

Lord of the Rings Volume 1 – The Fellowship of the Ring

It’s been a long time waiting but it’s finally happened. I’ve started reading Lord Of The Rings and I can’t be happier! The books are epic and there is so much more in them compared to the movies. I have watched all three movies, extended editions, multiple times and I have had marathons over theContinue reading “Lord of the Rings Volume 1 – The Fellowship of the Ring”

Winter Moon: A Novel – Dean Koontz – Book Review

I love Dean Koontz’s books because you just never know what his rich imagination is going to come up with…but whatever it is it’s always a huge surprise. This is one of the scariest books that he’s written in all of the years I have had the pleasure of reading his works. Usually there isContinue reading “Winter Moon: A Novel – Dean Koontz – Book Review”

A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison Book Review

When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold toContinue reading “A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison Book Review”

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Book Review

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when peopleContinue reading “Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Book Review”

Say Nothing by Brad Parks Book Review

I picked this book up from the recommended Audiobooks Crime/Thriller section and I must say I absolutely loved it! The voice actor (George Newbern) really gives Judge Sampson a personality and is perfect for the women voices too! The story is brilliantly done, with multiple possible suspects and a few cases which only show howContinue reading “Say Nothing by Brad Parks Book Review”