See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (Book Review)

The story of Lizzie Borden is one that almost everyone has heard and has an opinion on. Did Lizzie Borden really kill her parents with a hatchet? Was it the maid? Maybe an intruder? See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt claims to take on this unsolved case and give mystery lovers a fictional tale of one possible murderer. Did it live up to the hype it’s been getting? Check out my full review.

With My Eyes Wide Open by Brian “Head” Welch (Book Review)

I’ve been a fan of the band KoRn since they debuted with their first album back in 1994 and was really excited to read this book by guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. I knew he left the band to focus on raising his daughter but I never knew the details of how much his life changed and how much he struggled after doing so. I had really high hopes for this book but in the end, it let me down.

Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith by Monica A. Coleman (Book Review)

This book is one of the best books I’ve read in a really long time. Monica A. Coleman opens up and get so vulnerable with her story that it’s hard not to fall in love with her story of bipolar depression and her struggle. While I don’t have bipolar disorder myself I do know others that do and this book was eye-opening. If you know anyone that struggles with mental health, you have to read this book.

Please, Pretty Lights by Ina Zajac (Book Review)

A life of sex, drugs, and rock n roll used to be my life too so I was really interested when I found Please, Pretty Lights. This story in this book is ugly and gritty even though the outer facade is full of bright colors and parties. It’s image, just like everything in that world. Even though it’s a work of fiction I know so many people that could easily take the place of this central character.

Beauty of the Beast by Rachel Demeter (Book Review)

A couple of years ago I made a new online friend in author Rachel Demeter after I read her debut novel, The Frost of Springtime (which remains one of my most recommended books). I fell so in love with her storytelling in that novel that I immediately became a raving fan and I’ve basically cyber-stalked…

Too Blessed to be Stressed: 3-Minute Devotions for Women by Debora M. Coty (Book Review)

I downloaded Too Blessed to be Stressed: 3-Minute Devotions for Women by Debora Coty at least 6 months ago from NetGalley. I had so much going on between work, my blog, and my side hustle business that I wanted a quick way to reconnect throughout the day and help keep me focused. I do a longer…

My Favorite Romance Novels

Happy Valentine’s Day! Who’s in the mood for romance? I want to talk about books today and as I’m sure you’ve probably learned by now, I don’t read a lot of romance novels. It’s not my favorite genre and I find it, well, cheesy if I’m being honest. I’m always nervous to start one because…

The Officer’s Code by Lyn Alexander (Book Review)

I love reading historical fiction; it’s one of my favorite genres and despite how saturated the market is I continue reading it as much as possible in hopes that I’ll stumble across an amazing gem. I’ve read a lot of clunkers but I recently re-read The Officer’s Code by Lyn Alexander and remembered that there are truly…

How to Bond Over Books When Your Spouse Isn’t a Reader

I’ve always been a reader but from the very beginning of our relationship it’s one of the things that my husband and I didn’t have in common. I’d sit for hours and read while he’d spend time online, playing a video game, or watching a movie. I’d finish a book and launch in to this…

#30Authors Krystal Covington Reviews Grit by Angela Duckworth

I’m back with another round of #30Authors with my friend Allison from The Book Wheel. I joined in last year with this review of The Dark Road to Mercy. This year I’m featuring author Krystal Covington as she reviews Grit by Angela Duckworth.  First, what is #30Authors? #30Authors is an event started by The Book Wheel…