PiP Review: “Eat Pray Love”

"Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth." -Eat Pray Love I began reading with an idea of what was about to happen. Of course, I had seen the movie, but it had been years, and we all know how movies just love to leave out the important little-but-big details. I instead relied on … Continue reading PiP Review: “Eat Pray Love”

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PiP Review: “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

"Absolutely brilliant." Robert Galbraith's novel, The Cuckoo's Calling, is abundant with luscious vocabulary. As I read, I repeated his rich words silently, letting their syllables roll off my tongue. Later, I might dare to test out these new words in conversation like a secret or an inside joke.  Will they notice this new word? Will they … Continue reading PiP Review: “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

PiP Review: “The Woman in Cabin 10”

Ruth Ware’s newest thriller begins with a bang. Or, rather, a thud, a crash, and a bolted door. Laura Blacklock is a travel journalist at London’s Velocity magazine who, when grudgingly given a chance to cover the maiden voyage of a boutique super-luxury cruise liner, jumps at the chance to prove herself. However, a burglary … Continue reading PiP Review: “The Woman in Cabin 10”

PiP Review: “The Circle”

"A dizzying warning..."   In Dave Eggers' The Circle, a utopian institution frighteningly monopolizes the United States--and perhaps the world--en masse. Mae Holland’s millennial struggle resonated with me. I, perhaps, will be experiencing the same feelings of jobless despair when I graduate college. When Mae receives a job offer from the Circle, a.k.a. the newest, hottest, most … Continue reading PiP Review: “The Circle”

PiP Review: “The Dinner”

"When people get a chance to come close to a death without having it touch them personally, they never miss the opportunity." - Herman Koch, The Dinner Herman Koch’s The Dinner is a contradiction of sorts. The reader never knows what will happen next; explosively unreliable main characters weave a complicated tale of trust, mental … Continue reading PiP Review: “The Dinner”

PiP Review: “Into The Water”

Paula Hawkins' Into The Water is a fantastic portrayal of storytelling from multiple narrators. Albeit confusing at first, I was shortly pulled under the tide of her characters' entwining tales, testing my ability to figure out the mystery before Hawkins herself. That proved more difficult than I thought. Hawkins' expertise sent me swirling into the dark past … Continue reading PiP Review: “Into The Water”

PiP Review: “Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It”

This book came into my life approximately two different times. The first time occurred as I was scrolling through one of my all-time favorite travel blogs, World of Wanderlust. Brooke Saward’s WOW Book Club had set its sights on this particular book for June, and reading her review made me sorta kinda want to read … Continue reading PiP Review: “Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It”