Book Review, Musings

Book Review: Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

class moms 3

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

Publish Date: August 1, 2017

Class Moms gets an A in my grade book!

Laurie Gelman takes your average class mom’s experiences and kicks it up 1,000% with laugh-out-loud hilarious insights. You will be entertained by the wide range of characters in her world, inside and outside of the classroom.

class moms 3

This book is about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom, Jennifer Dixon – and the unexpectedly cutthroat terrain of classroom and parent politics.

Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom.  She has (mostly) raised two college-age daughters by herself, and she’s a grizzled veteran class mom. She has a five year old son Max and a loving and supportive husband and father, Ron, by her side.  This year, she is serving as the primary parent coordinator for Max’s kinder class.

This colorful funny story involves a lot of emails, an old flame from high school, a quirky personal trainer, a hyper-sensitive-allergy mom, a hot kindergarten teacher, chick fights, and hi-may class parents causing problems at every turn. The job quickly becomes much more than she signed up for. Continue reading “Book Review: Class Mom by Laurie Gelman”

Book Review

Book Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Last Mrs. Parrish

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

If something is too good to be true, it probably is.

The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh and addictive psychological thriller with surprising twists and a satisfying ending.

Parrish 2

This book is about Amber Patterson, a manipulative woman who worms her way into the lives of a wealthy “golden couple” from Connecticut to achieve the privileged life she wants.

Amber feels that she deserves more. She wants a life of money and power like her new friend, the blond-haired, blue-eyed stunning Daphne Parrish.

Daphne and her husband Jackson live in a fairytale. They have money, power, and they are deeply in love. They are blessed with two lovely young daughters, Tallulah and Bella. They have multiple luxurious homes with beautiful furniture, exotic cars, household staff, designer clothes, and everything that money can buy.

Amber befriends Daphne and before long, Amber is Daphne’s BFF, traveling to Europe with the Parrish family, and growing closer to Jackson.

Will she become the next Mrs. Parrish and get everything that she’s ever wanted?

Continue reading “Book Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine”

Book Review

Book Review: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Rules of Magic 1   Rules of Magic 2

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 5 Stars

Publish Date: October 10, 2017

img_0224The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is The Reese Witherspoon Book Club’s October pick. I have been reading RW Book Club’s monthly pick for the past 4 months, and many of her recommendations before that.

Her selections are excellent. There are a lot of mysteries, thrillers, literary and contemporary fiction. That’s right up my alley.

Previous selections include: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, and Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. You’re pretty much guaranteed to enjoy the books that Reese recommends.

Also, I have never read anything by Alice Hoffman, and there is a lot of buzz about this book so I decided to give it a try. Plus, it’s Halloween time!  Magic and witches fit perfectly with this time of year. Continue reading “Book Review: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman”

Book Review

Book Review: The Store by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

The Store     The Store 2

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

Publish Date:  August 14, 2017

Store 1

The Store knows you better than you know yourself.

The Store can deliver anything to your door via drone, even anticipating needs and desires you didn’t even know you had. New York City writers Jacob and Megan Brandeis go undercover by relocating their family to the The Store’s distribution center in the New Berg, Nebraska. They plan to dig up The Store’s secrets and expose them to the world in a tell-all book. At first, it appears to be an idyllic town and workplace. But slowly they realize that The Store knows what they are doing and will do anything to keep them quiet- including murder. Continue reading “Book Review: The Store by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo”

Book Review, NetGalley

Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

 

Artemis   Artemis

My Rating: 5 of 5 bright shiny stars 5 Stars

Publish Date: November 14, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

Books Like This: The Martian

I am so excited to share my book review with you!

A heist story set on the moon.

I dove into this book without any expectations. I have not read The Martian. I do not know anything about Andy Weir. And I usually avoid science fiction novels. But the plot is intriguing so I decided to give this a try.

I was hooked at the first chapter and I would have read this book in one setting if I could.

What is artemis_ Continue reading “Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir”