July 2016 Book Reviews

I travelled to Poland at the end of July to attend World Youth Day (WYD) with Pope Francis and 2M of my closest friends. It was my first WYD since 2008 and Pope Benedict. I was excited for this trip not only because it was my first experience with Pope Francis but also because it…

June 2016 Book Reviews

Historical Fiction seems to be my new favorite genre. When people ask me what books I would recommend lately I have suggested an historical fiction book and the quote above is so true. Imagine how cool your history class would be if it was taught like a Ken Follett book.  Historical Romance books have been intriguing…

May 2016 Book Reviews

The quote above is very appropriate for this month not only because I read an Alexandre Dumas book but because once again I went down a black hole of fairy tales and royals. I blame secret algorithms in Book Bub, Kindle and Nook and how they know exactly what book to offer me to suck…

April 2106 Review

I have had so many nights like this so I had to stop reading my favorite authors during the week. I have even dreamed about books and woke up super early to read. I love this feeling while I am reading but it makes for rough mornings during the week. Spy Girl by Jillian Dodd…

March 2016 Book Reviews

Reading the classics is a new thing for me and I can’t help but notice the similarities in the books. The biggest similarity I found is that everyone is searching for Happiness. I find it interesting since our Declaration of Independence even says that all men have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit…

February 2016

I often feel at a loss when I finish a great book. In some cases I want more books like the one I just finished, other times I want to talk to everyone about it and then other times I want to to dig deeper into the subject. This month I had all of these…

January 2016 Reviews

I love escaping into a book and this month’s books certainly helped me do that! As you will see below I started my new reading plan this month by listening to Pride and Prejudice for the Classic book and reading Reading Lolita in Tehran for the Books from Around the World. These books were a…

New Year, New Look, New Books!

Changing things up here @Craisiebookreviews! The New Year is always a good opportunity to start over and do new things. Changing the look of the website is just the beginning… As I was creating my Top Books of 2015 I realized I read a lot of light, fun books (aka beach reads and chic lit). Those…

2015 Books of the Year!

Top 5 Beach Reads Cocktail Series by Alice Clayton Dream Makers Series by Vivan Arend Not Quite Series by Catherine Bybee Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent Divorced, Desperate and Delicious by Christie Craig Top 5 Fiction The Martian by Andy Weir The Bourbon King by J.R. Ward The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack Tell the…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

November 2015 Book Reviews

I am one of those people that can sit in a busy crowded room (or public transportation) and get so completely absorbed in the book that the rest of the world disappears. I love when I get so into the book that my heart starts beating really fast and I feel like I can’t breathe…

October 2015 Book Reviews

Most people go home and plop down in front of the TV – I read. I read on my commute, I listen to books as I walk around town and while cooking and cleaning, and I read before I go to bed. I usually have at least 3 books going at the same time. To…