Thoughts on “Strawberry Fields” by Marina Lewycka

Long ago, when I first started blogging about books, I read A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. It was cute enough, so when I came across another of her novels, Strawberry Fields, I picked it up. About the Book: Clever, ambitious, opinionated, but slightly naive Irina is the newest recruit to the […]

Thoughts on “The World According to Garp” by John Irving (Audiobook)

I’ve been collecting John Irving’s better known novels since I read The Cider House Rules in high school. I finally got around to reading (well, listening to) one of them. About the Book: T.S. Garp’s mother wanted a child, but she did not want to give her life to a man to get one. So, she […]

Thoughts on “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar

Despite the fact that I didn’t much care for Thrity Umrigar’s later novel, The Weight of Heaven, and put her memoir, First Darling of the Morning, aside after just a couple of chapters, I’d heard enough good things about The Space Between Us that I decided to give Umrigar one more chance. About the Book: Bhima has worked […]

Thoughts on the Wicked Years series by Gregory Maguire

Years ago, when Wicked the musical first came out, I read the book on which it was based: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. I’d forgotten most of it, though, and I’d never read the other three books in the series. So when I came across all […]

Thoughts on “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ever since I read Never Let Me Go a few years back, I’ve meant to read another by Kazuo Ishiguro. I’ve had The Remains of the Day on my shelf, waiting patiently, for quite some time, so I put it on my TBR Pile Challenge list. It’s the sixth book I’ve read for the challenge, which means I’m […]