The Great Alone

The Great Alone

 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah follows the Allbright family: Ernt, Cora and their thirteen year old daughter Leni in 1970's America. Ernt has just returned from Vietnam after being captured and tortured as a POW for six years. He comes back a changed man, becoming increasingly irritable and volatile. Cora, determined to hold onto [...]

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is a historical fiction novel that follows the stories from the perspectives of three different women and their experiences during World War II. The first woman we meet is Caroline Ferriday, an ex-Broadway actress working for the French consulate to get donations to orphanages in Paris. We follow her [...]

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman's novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a charming novel that shows the society we live in according to Eleanor and all of her quirky idiosyncrasies. Early into the novel, the reader discovers that something quite sinister has happened to Eleanor during her childhood and that she is the way she is out of [...]

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

  This is one of the best books I have read all year. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was chosen as the September 2018 pick for Reese's Bookclub x Hello Sunshine. Kaya’s story of incredible strength and survival was incredibly captivating to me. From being left to fend for herself as a young girl, [...]