On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Book 19/30. My rating: 1 of 5 stars Welp! My first 1 star read of the year 😐This was so soo sooo fucking BORING!!!!!!!!!! The blurb on the front cover by Independent on Sunday describes this book as 'WONDERFUL...EXQUISITE...DEVASTATING' I knew I was in trouble a few pages in when I noticed I was reading … Continue reading On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Book 18/30. My rating: 3 of 5 stars **teeny tiny spoilers below**3.5 stars.For the first three chapters I was so damn sure this would be my fourth 2 star read in a row because I was not feeling the author’s writing style AT ALL!!! On the back cover the prose is described as “vibrantly alive … Continue reading Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

Book 17/30. My rating: 2 of 5 starsMy third 2 star read in a row 😒😐🙄 Wow! This was just so utterly unremarkable 🥴Enyewe, I have been duped by one too many books because they have “Oprah’s Book Club” written on the cover. Man this was more boring than I thought it would be. The … Continue reading Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Book 15/30. My rating: 2 of 5 starsSighhh!!! I thought I would like this much, much, much more than I did. I watched the movie adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon a few years back and I rather enjoyed it so I was confident I would enjoy the source material as well.Nonfiction is clearly NOT my thing … Continue reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Mental Health Awareness Month – DawnMercy

Through my mental health journey, I’ve grown to learn that it loses its aspect of privacy and individuality just cause of what and who it ropes in along the way. In my case, my ongoing journey has roped in a few people, some were strangers who turned into family and others were family right from … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – DawnMercy

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Book 14/30. My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is my fourth Kristin Hannah read (after The Nightingale, Firefly Lane and Night Road, in that order) and it is the first of her books that doesn’t get a 5 star rating from me and I’m realllllllyyyyyy feeling some typa way about that.Similar to The Nightingale, Winter … Continue reading Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Mental Health Awareness Month – Calm Wildness

I have been struggling to write this story because I would be the girl who occasionally has suicide ideations and has ever attempted suicide. This story would give me the label, and everyone would say how brave I am for telling it. Then they will turn and treat me like a broken vessel or an … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – Calm Wildness

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Book 13/30. My rating: 5 of 5 starsTHAT TWIST!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! Just, wow!!I enjoyed this unputdownable book sooo much!!! The twist at the end was EVERYTHING!!!!!!! and getting to it was such a great ride thanks to the short, punchy chapters that had me saying “just one more chapter.” I really loved getting to know all … Continue reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides