Heather T. on The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: Kristin Hannah is in a league all her own with this book. It is a story that I will read for years to come. The journey traveled by the young woman in this book is remarkable yet her feelings, emotions and experiences are those that anyone can relate to. It’s beautiful, sad, heartbreaking and endearing all together in a gorgeous but dangerous setting. I have a new heroine in the pages of The Great Alone.
Rochetta G. on The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae: This was a FABULOUS read. Totally relatable, easy to read, funny, brilliant!
Sarah H. on The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine: At first, I thought this was a totally predictable novel about a woman’s attempt at transcending her social class in order to steal another woman’s husband. Although the first part of the book was full of foreshadowing, I had NO idea what to expect as soon as part two began. After the jarring twist in part two, this book became an absolute page-turner that I ended up finishing entirely in less than five hours. The ending was satisfying and left me with one of those good feelings that comes with putting a good book to rest after the last page.
Sarah B. on Cymbeline by William Shakespeare: This read like a sibling to The Winter’s Tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this play! Even with some archetypal characters, the conflict was believable. The resolution felt part natural, part contrived. Pisanio was the realest real one, as Shakespeare servants are, and the villains were first-class evil schemers. Posthumus’s path of repentance wasn’t as well done as Leontes in The Winter’s Tale. This had a little bit of everything: romance, humor, killing, war, deception, prophecies, and *holy crud*, the god Jupiter!
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