BOOK REVIEWS


In mid- 2013 there was a shift in my life. All of a sudden, my sons were getting more independent and I suddenly had time to read - a lot!  So over a 12-month period between 2013 and 2014 I read the entire Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, Dan Brown's entire Robert Langdon series, The Hobbit (again!), The Hunger Games series, the Divergent series, The Maze Runner Series, The Giver and Gathering Blue, The Cuckoo's Calling, The Casual Vacancy,  and countless other popular and not so popular books.  I read some non-fiction and even Billy Crystal's autobiography Still Foolin' Em.  Some were on the N.Y. Times Best Seller list, others were self-published and offered on Amazon for 99 cents.   There was even a Harlequin Romance novel or two thrown in just for fun.  It is this love of books that I wish to share with readers on this blog page. I hope you find these reviews helpful. Without placing restrictions on genre, I am confident there are books on here to satisfy most readers.  Happy Reading! 







Reviews by Genre




Adult Fiction / Historical


http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/07/larger-than-life-novella-review.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/04/a-heartfelt-look-at-life-through-eyes.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/10/brooklyn.html


http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/09/the-storied-life-of-aj-fikry-book-review.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/08/mebeforeyou.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/09/off-shelf-my-favorite-recent-read-book.html


http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/09/off-shelf-unsuspecting-gem-of-novel.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/04/an-absolutely-phenomenal-novel-book.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/02/an-intriguing-tale-of-despair-and.html
http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/11/off-shelf-discovering-unfamiliar-author.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/12/the-most-important-novel-of-year-book.html








Thriller / Crime



http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/09/thegirlonthetrain.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/08/7-steps-to-midnight-book-review.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/09/vanishinggirls.html
http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/11/off-shelf-book-i-was-so-excited-to-read.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/07/the-ones-we-trust-book-review.html










 Women's Fiction / Romance



http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/04/because-sometimes-i-just-need-little.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/05/looking-forward-to-reading-more-by-this.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/10/loveline.html


http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/02/another-pick-from-one-of-my-favorite.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/02/sure-to-be-one-of-my-favorite-novels-of.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/03/a-little-disappointed-with-this.html

http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/02/the-latest-from-one-of-my-favorite.html












Young Adult



http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/11/off-shelf-modern-day-romeo-and-juliet.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/10/off-shelf-must-read-for-every-high.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/11/off-shelf-heartwarming-look-into-world.html


http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/12/an-imaginative-series-part-iv-of-giver.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/04/a-young-adult-mystery-set-close-to-home.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/10/off-shelf-popular-for-young-adults-book.html

http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/10/off-shelf-uplifting-novel-book-review.html








Sci-Fi / Fantasy



http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/05/a-rare-venture-into-gothic-fiction-wolf.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/07/the-vampire-lestat-book-review-part-ii.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/06/the-branches-of-time-book-review.html

Part I
Part II





 Other

http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/06/chicken-soup-for-cat-and-dog-lovers.html
http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2014/12/charming-memoir-of-making-of-best-film.html
http://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/09/walkingwithfrodo.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/05/miss-america-book-review.htmlhttp://www.lavenderinspiration.com/2015/02/a-delightful-childrens-book-book-review.html



















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8 comments:

  1. Loving the new format - looks very sharp! Makes it very easy for readers to find each of your informed reviews. Great work!

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  2. Have you read outlander series? I would love to hear your thoughts. I'm almost finished!

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    1. Nicole, I have not. I believe you had suggested that series to me once before. I guess I need to add it to my list. :)

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  3. I thought I was the only one who's obsessed by reading until I read this post...;)

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    1. Have you read any of these novels? Thanks for reading!

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  4. Lol, I have After You on deck and will be reading that soon as well. I have to see you what you thought first....

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