“When I Found You” – Catherine Ryan Hyde

Quality of Writing: 10/10 Pace: 8/10 Plot Development: 9/10 Characters: 10/10 Enjoyability: 10/10 Insightfulness: 8/10 Ease of Reading: 10/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When I found out that this author also wrote Pay It Forward, which was turned into a movie that I love, I had to read this book. The author has a real talent… Read More “When I Found You” – Catherine Ryan Hyde

“And Then There Were None” – Agatha Christie

Quality of Writing: 9/10 Pace: 10/10 Plot Development: 10/10 Characters: 9/10 Enjoyability: 9/10 Insightfulness: 7/10 Ease of Reading: 8/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Agatha Christie has been heralded as one of the best mystery writers of all time, and she nailed it in this one. She had me guessing until the very end, despite the fact… Read More “And Then There Were None” – Agatha Christie

“The Second Life of Mirielle West” – Amanda Skenandore

Quality of Writing: 10/10 Pace: 10/10 Plot Development: 10/10 Characters: 10/10 Enjoyability: 10/10 Insightfulness: 10/10 Ease of Reading: 10/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have never wanted a book turned into a miniseries for TV so badly. I would write the screenplay for it myself! Okay, but on a more serious note, I absolutely love this… Read More “The Second Life of Mirielle West” – Amanda Skenandore

“Mary Jane” – Jessica Anya Blau

Quality of Writing: 10/10 Pace: 10/10 Plot Development: 10/10 Characters: 10/10 Enjoyability: 10/10 Insightfulness: 10/10 Ease of Reading: 10/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The inner monologues in this book hit the perfect balance between child and adult. the writing was subtle where it needed to be and the humor was timed very well. Sometimes people don’t… Read More “Mary Jane” – Jessica Anya Blau

“Reluctantly Home” – Imogen Clark

Quality of Writing: 5/10 Pace: 6/10 Plot Development: 5/10 Characters: 7/10 Enjoyability: 5/10 Insightfulness: 2/10 Ease of Reading: 10/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️ There isn’t much to say about this book unfortunately. It is very predictable. I knew everything that was going to happen before it happened. That makes for a very boring read. Some of… Read More “Reluctantly Home” – Imogen Clark

“Born a Crime: Stories of a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah

Quality of Writing: 9/10 Pace: 10/10 Plot Development: N/A Characters: N/A Enjoyability: 10/10 Insightfulness: 10/10 Ease of Reading: 10/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Born a Crime is the kind of memoir everyone should read. It is both funny and poignant. It addresses very real issues and situations, but in a way that makes them relatable and… Read More “Born a Crime: Stories of a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah

“Anne of Green Gables” – L. M. Montgomery

Quality of Writing: 10/10 Pace: 9/10 Plot Development: 10/10 Characters: 10/10 Enjoyability: 10/10 Insightfulness: 10/10 Ease of Reading: 9/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can’t believe I have never read Anne of Green Gables until now. I think at one point I started it, but never finished. The beginning was familiar to me, but not the… Read More “Anne of Green Gables” – L. M. Montgomery

“A Gentleman in Moscow” – Amor Towles

Quality of Writing: 10/10 Pace: 8/10 Plot Development: 10/10 Characters: 10/10 Enjoyability: 10/10 Insightfulness: 10/10 Ease of Reading: 7/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Gentleman in Moscow may be recently published, but the writing is from another era entirely. It reads from front to back like a classic, which is a forgotten art in today’s world.… Read More “A Gentleman in Moscow” – Amor Towles

“The Good Sister” – Sally Hepworth

Quality of Writing: 10/10 Pace: 10/10 Plot Development: 10/10 Characters: 10/10 Enjoyability: 10/10 Insightfulness: 10/10 Ease of Reading: 10/10 Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book has everything I didn’t know I needed. First, let’s talk about Fern. Oooooh how I loved her! The autism-coding in her character was beautiful written. She was high functioning, but not… Read More “The Good Sister” – Sally Hepworth