Friday, September 16, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Book Reveiw: The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

The Hopefuls

Jennifer Close

Publish date: July 19, 2016

My Review:

I think Jennifer Close is becoming one of my favorite authors. I saw this book at my library and didn't know what to expect. I thought it would just be about politics because the setting is in Washington but no it's much more than that. Beth moves from New York to Washington to support her husband Matt because he has a passion for politics and likes to campaign. This story shows what challenges they face as a young married couple living in a new city. I felt like Beth was very relatable. She felt like a real person. Beth likes to watch reality tv with her best friend and she's trying to find her way in a different city than she's used to. They make friends with another couple and some things start happening that changes Beth and Matt's life. This story was very interesting and entertaining. I've never been to Washington but I felt like this book gave me a taste of what its like to be there. There were themes of self-actualization, family, fidelity, politics, and friendships.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book Review: A Sinful Calling (Reverend Curtis Black #13) by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Title: A Sinful Calling

Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Publish date: June 21, 2016

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Goodreads summary:
Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he's pastor of a 1,000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago-consumed with money, power, and lots of women. His family may have let bygones be bygones, but they continue to keep their distance...

My thoughts:

  A Sinful Calling is the 13th book in the Reverend Curtis Black series. It features a few of Reverend Black's kids: Dillon and Alicia. Dillon strives to get status, money and power by becoming a mega church preacher just like his dad. Unfortunately the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in other instances in his life, either. One of his obstacles is his wife Raven who wants a piece of the pie. Meanwhile his sister Alicia is having problems of her own with her marriage and mental issues. 
 Without giving too much away, this book was a gripping and entertaining novel with lots of family and church drama. It also deals with infidelity, mental illness and greed. I recommend this book to people that likes to read christian fiction and doesn't mind drama.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

                                             Stacking the shelves is about sharing books that you may have bought, e books, borrowed from friends or the library, gifts, review or e books. Stacking the shelves is hosted by Tynga Reviews.

I got these from the library.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Title: Why Not Me?

Author: Mindy Kaling

Published: September 15, 2015

Publisher: Crown Archetype

Goodreads summary

My Review:

I picked this up from the library as soon as I saw it. I love Mindy Kaling and her show The Mindy Project. I remember her last book being good but this one was even better. Mindy makes you feel like an old friend hanging out at a coffee shop just catching up.This book is made up of short essays about various topics that segued nicely into each other. She talks about boys, her career, confidence, friends, family and she gives away some Hollywood beauty secrets. This was a very entertaining and laugh out loud memoir. I hope she keeps them coming.


Sunday, April 19, 2015