Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections by Susan Shalev

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: Susan Shalev's writing sucked me into this story. I would be distracted while I was reading by something (a child or my husband) and I felt like I was coming out of a trance. I truly stepped into the pages of this book and was pulled into these character's… Continue reading Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections by Susan Shalev

Book Tour and Giveaway: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage

A big thank you to the author and Silver Dagger Tours for allowing She Just Loves Books to be a part of this book tour! Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage Genre: Autobiography Print Length: 237 pages Publisher: Hashtag Press Publication Date: September 26, 2019 Sara is a married, forty-something, mother of two and… Continue reading Book Tour and Giveaway: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage

Clarence’s Big Secret by Roy MacGregor

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: This was a great children's non-fiction story written in a way that felt like a story to a child. It was easy for my daughter to understand and she enjoyed the book. How I Felt: I loved the way the book started with Clarence as a young boy and… Continue reading Clarence’s Big Secret by Roy MacGregor

Choices: The True Story of One Family’s Daring Escape to Freedom by J.E. Laufer

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: This is a somewhat short book at 120 pages and those 120 pages were filled with a wonderful and amazing story of strength, determination, and Choices. JE Laufer writes her family's story with such love and passion, you cannot help, but to be drawn in. The book does not… Continue reading Choices: The True Story of One Family’s Daring Escape to Freedom by J.E. Laufer

Mothers and Murderers by Katherine Ellison

A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession … and Second Chances ★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: I don't read true crime a lot, but this book was provided to me by the publisher, so it was the perfect opportunity to try one out. This turned out to be the perfect book to start with.… Continue reading Mothers and Murderers by Katherine Ellison

Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The view this memoir gave of life in prison was so intriguing. My sister works in a prison and the stories I hear from her remind me of the experiences Piper speaks to in her book. How I Felt: This book was heartbreaking, yet had some funny moments, but… Continue reading Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Bossypants by Tina Fey

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: I listened to the audio of this book because I couldn't imagine anything better than hearing Tina Fey read this to me, and I was right. She was amazing. The book, the stories, her inflections, all of it rocked. I'm sure reading the book is great as well, but… Continue reading Bossypants by Tina Fey

Hidden Pearl by J.E. Laufer

★★★★★ This book was provided to me by NetGalley and Little Egg Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review. My Thoughts: What I Loved: Learning about the hiding of Jewish children in plain sight was so great. I have not read a story like this before and it just drew me in from the… Continue reading Hidden Pearl by J.E. Laufer

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

★★★★★ What I Thought: What I Loved: Jeannette's strong, smart personality. She is able to overcome so much and she was so amazing at such a young age!How I Felt: I couldn't help but to love Jeannette and her siblings. You want to help them and give them a better life.To Read or Not To… Continue reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody

★★★★★ What I Thought: What I Loved: This book is a memoir and this mother's fierce determination in the face of completely insurmountable odds was such a force in this book. I couldn't tear myself away from her story. How I Felt: I was completely terrified for this Betty and her daughter. I had such… Continue reading Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody