All posts tagged: Little Fires Everywhere

Review: Little Fires Everywhere

The Stats Title: Little Fires Everywhere Author: Celeste Ng Publisher: Penguin Press; 1st Edition edition (September 12, 2017) Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Contemporary Fiction, Family Life Trigger Warnings: Abortion, Privilege The Review Shaker Heights, Ohio is known for being perfectly planned and progressively liberal. Elena Richardson, a third generation Shaker, has spent her entire life embodying the spirit of Shaker Heights. Working mother of four married her college sweetheart, Elena life is as planned as the town.  That is until artist Mia Warren, and her daughter Pearl moved into the subsidized rental property for those Elena deemed “worthy” of Shaker’s gifts. When Pearl befriends Elena’s children, Elena decides to extend an olive branch out to Mia by offering her the job as their housekeeper. It is not long though before Elena’s childhood best friend ends up in a nasty custody battle over the Chinese American baby they adopted. Elena suspects Mia had something do with it embarks on uncovering the mystery revolving her tenant’s past. Boy has this past month been insane! Moving has been super …

Top 5 Books I Wish I Read in 2017

There are only so many books one person can read during a year. Then, at the end of the year, we find ourselves looking back and thinking “dang, maybe I should have read that one.” Now that we are comfortably into the third week of 2018, here are the top five books I wish I had read in 2017. 5. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon. “This wacky, charming novel…draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance….Hilarious and moving.”—People No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.  Eleanor is thirty, flirty, and fun – or so she thinks. Her life includes plenty of dinner for ones, weekly calls to her mother, and she certainly does not have any friends. It isn’t until Eleanor rescues an old man that collapse outside of her office that she realizes maybe he life is not “completely fine.” Why I Didn’t Read It: I was …