Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Posted July 14, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Blind, that’s what I am. I never opened my eyes. I never thought to look into people’s hearts, I looked only in their faces. Stone blind . . . Mr. Stone. Mr. Stone set a watchman in church yesterday. He should have provided me with one. I need a watchman to lead me around and […]

In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib

Posted July 2, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib

…Khaled remembered what he had originally intended to tell his father, what he had hoped his father would recognize: the fascinating possibility of finding the way back to a home that one has never known. No one knew how the second- or third- generation monarchs found their way back north when they had never been […]

The New and Improved Romie Futch by Julia Elliot

Posted June 29, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The New and Improved Romie Futch by Julia Elliot

Thought provoking. witty and grotesque novel, jam-packed with rich language and dark humor. “I felt a prickle in my phantom pinkie finger, a keening of imaginary blood. I felt a pain deep in the bone. As I ached for this lost part of myself, my missing finger became a synecdoche for all lost things in […]

The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

Posted June 25, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

Jack Jordan, a somewhat smug foreign correspondent, shares her best friend Sarabeth with the somewhat shallow stay-at-home supermom Kitty Carricoe. Jack and Kitty have been sworn enemies since a misunderstanding during college and the rivalry has escalated out of control over the last couple of decades. When Sarabeth’s husband in involved in a fatal plane […]

The Martian by Andy Weir

Posted June 24, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Martian by Andy Weir

“I can’t wait till I have grandchildren. When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill! In an EVA suit! On Mars, ya little shit! Ya hear me? Mars!” This audiobook was the second selection in the “Taryn and Elias Summer Road Trip Series.” 🙂 The Martian is such […]

Disclaimer by Renée Knight

Posted June 18, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Disclaimer by Renée Knight

She looks at it lying there facedown and still open where she left it. The book she trusted. Its first few chapters had lulled her into complacency, made her feel at ease with just the hint of a mild thrill to come, a little something to keep her reading, but no clue to what was […]

The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor

Posted June 15, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor

When in her other life had she finally lost her desire for the next moment and then the next? It seemed to have happened slowly, not in one sudden blow, but over thousands of ordinary minutes, in the tiniest of choices meant to lead her toward a well-defined future, the sort that had been chosen […]

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Posted June 11, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Read them and you hear echoes of one story inside another, then echoes of another inside that. So many have the same premise: once upon a time, there were three. It is really best to start this book not knowing anything, not even reading the publisher’s summary. If you don’t like unreliable, amnesiac narrators, avoid. […]

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Posted June 9, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

This was how it could be done. This was how you lived with a terrible secret. You just did it. You pretended everything was fine. You ignored the deep, cramplike pain in your stomach. You somehow anesthetized yourself so that nothing felt that bad, but nothing felt that good either. (Cecelia) 3.5+ Stars. Cecilia found […]

The Beautiful Bureaucrat

Posted June 5, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Beautiful Bureaucrat

The description from the back: A young wife’s new job in an enigmatic organization pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe. The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a weird and interesting little book with a strange cast of characters and eerie settings. Josephine and her husband begin mind-numbing database entry jobs that turn out to […]