Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Anne Perkins

Rating: 7/10 Isla and the Happily Ever After is the third book in the series I've been reading by Perkins. As with Anna, Isla is a young girl attending boarding school in Paris, and predictably, this is a YA romance. (I've been really into these lately.)  Isla has a best friend Kurt, whom she grew … Continue reading Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Anne Perkins

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel 

Date Completed: 5/23/2017 Rating: 10/10 This was an awesome book to listen to. Mandel has an excellent handle on storytelling, flowing with ease and precision between characters and time frames. She follows each character through time in a way that gives the timeline a trajectory but doesn't more the story down in forward progression. I … Continue reading Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel 

Lola and the Boy Next Door ~ Stephanie Perkins

Date Completed: 4/8/2017 Rating: 8/10 Another guilty pleasure read, and the sequel to Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door left me tingling with anticipation over such an innocent romance.  Cliche as all get out, of course Lola's current bad boy rockstar boyfriend is not the one she's meant to be … Continue reading Lola and the Boy Next Door ~ Stephanie Perkins

Where’d You Go, Bernadette ~ Maria Semple

Date Completed: 4/4/2017 Rating: 8/10 This was a fun, light-hearted readthat really delves into the family drama of living with different types of mental illness.  Samples writing style was entertaining as she switched between narrative, letters, emails, lists, and more. This kind of a style is captivating when trying to uncover a mystery, and I … Continue reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette ~ Maria Semple

Born for Life ~ Julie Watson

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41H1LHEanXL._SY177_.jpg Date Completed: 3/28/2017 Rating: 6/10 Watson's memoir takes us through midwifery/maternity nursing from the 1970's until early 2000's, and her perspective is full of compassion. Watson is very open with her ignorance throughout the novel, but in opening up her innocence, she shows readers all that she does know about the subject, which is … Continue reading Born for Life ~ Julie Watson