Monthly Archives: July 2015

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | FREE DAYS WITH GEORGE – COLIN CAMPBELL

A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain–get your tissues ready, animal lovers! After Colin Campbell went on a short business trip abroad, he returned home to discover his wife of many years had moved out…. Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND DIVERSE CHARACTERS

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is:Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity and Diverse Characters. I often don’t really notice if I’m reading a “diverse” book. Unless it’s specifically about the struggles of a marginalized person or group of people being marginalized, it’s just, you know, a book. But there are a few that come… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | A LITTLE LIFE – HANYA YANAGIHARA

  Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its publisher. When four classmates… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #81

Rain City Reads   July 18, 2015   Comments Off on STACKING THE SHELVES | #81

Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tygna’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS post… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | ON BOOK CLUBS AND ONLINE READING GROUPS

  The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

RELEASE DAY REVIEW | MISS EMILY – NUALA O’CONNOR

Rain City Reads   July 14, 2015   Comments Off on RELEASE DAY REVIEW | MISS EMILY – NUALA O’CONNOR

The American debut of an award-winning Irish writer that brings to life Emily Dickinson and will enthrall fans of Longbourn and Mrs. Poe. Nuala O’Connor’s enchanting American debut novel, Miss Emily, reimagines the private life of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most beloved poets, through her own voice and through the eyes of her family’s Irish maid. Eighteen-year-old Ada Concannon… Read more »