2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 6 books toward her goal of 240 books.
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Book Review: Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

This was a moving story about a girl’s attempts to come to terms with her brother’s suicide – while attending Harvard, the location of his death.

As if college isn’t stressful enough, Cady has to deal with the added stress of her brother’s recent suicide (while attending the college where he died) AND […]

Book Review: The Holdout by Graham Moore

I liked this one. As a former lawyer (albeit never a trial attorney), I’m always fascinated to see how writers choose to relay attorney protocol and ethical dilemmas and courtroom procedure and issues. While admitting I’m no expert, I think Moore did a fine job with these aspects of the story – they felt weighty […]

Book Review: The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Williamson

This is a marvelous series, full of magic and surprises and more than a little social commentary buried in the narrative for good measure. Gwendolyn’s exploits are well-crafted and well-presented. The various worlds she encounters – and the various personalities populating them – are cleverly constructed and keep things just a little off-balance (in a […]

Book Spotlight AND Author Q&A: Straight Uphill: A Tale of Love and Chocolate by Jess Wells

About the Book Is there anything better than love and chocolate?

After tragedy strikes, brokenhearted Gretchen takes a holiday in a hilltop Italian village to seek peace and solitude. Through chance, she meets Bettina, an elderly woman estranged from her legacy as a chocolatier. Gretchen soon finds herself wrapped in the aromas of chocolate and […]

Book Review: From a Shadow Grave by Andi C. Buchanan

This one started out with tremendous promise, but it floundered for me a bit in the middle and never quite found its feet the same way again…

I loved the premise and found myself engaged in the characters lives (and after-lives) from the opening pages. When Ahora and Phyllis met, and things started getting unusual, […]

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