French Braid by Anne Tyler

French Braid by Anne Tyler

French Braid by Anne Tyler is a historical novel that digs deep into what makes families tick. This book has lots of drama and some interesting moments that are relatable and beautifully written, and as it spans 60 years, the story of the Garrett family is told from many different perspectives. While I enjoyed the family focus, the story’s slow pacing didn’t capture my attention as much as I had hoped, and I was left feeling disappointed. Continue reading

Review: A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Review: A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena is sure to keep you guessing right up until the very end, While I didn’t find this book to be as incredible as her debut, The Couple Next Door, this novel is packed with suspense and is definitely hard to put down. Lapena has a writing style that is easy to follow and quite succinct. The characters are very interesting, and can definitely be found in any suburban neighbourhood, making this story seem relatable. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Girl on the Train

 

book vs. Movie

Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is one thriller book that needs to be on your to-be-read list. The characters are so well developed and the story is one that will keep you guessing right up until the end. An adaptation of any book is sure to be different from the original, however this movie did a wonderful job of keeping most of the story intact. Continue reading