Audiobook Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

“I’m no expert, but I remember reading somewhere, every time you retrieve a memory, that act of retrieval, it corrupts the memory a little bit. Maybe changes it a little.” – The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel

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4 disco balls

Published: March 24, 2020 by Knopf
Category: Literary Fiction

It was low-key haunting: there is a slow eeriness to it. The writing is simply beautiful.Read More »

Book Review: Little Family by Ishmael Beah

Book Birthday

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4.5 disco balls

Publish date: April 28, 2020 by Riverhead
Category: Literary Fiction, Coming of Age

Little Family pubs today! Check out your local bookstore for ordering details.

I stayed up way past my bedtime one night so I could finish. When I was trying to find the words to describe my reading journey, I was having some difficulty in finding the right words to portray just how quietly beautiful the written words were. When this happens I usually re-read the book jacket for a spark and the word “tender” immediately jumped out at me. It is the perfect word to describe this book.Read More »

Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

“That was why they called it temptation—it never presented itself as something ugly, or tepid, or harmless; no, it came in the guise of glorious feelings and a sense of utter rightness, even when it was wrong. That was why one needed principles.”

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4.5 disco balls

Published: September 3, 2019 by Berkley
Category: Romance, Historical Fiction

A sassy spirited story that I enjoyed immensely.
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Book Review: The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

“Relationships are a lot like houses: without a good foundation, they’ll crumble.

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Publish date: March 24, 2020 by Gallery Books
Category: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick-lit

If you can’t tell by now, rom-coms are my jam. They can be silly, over-the-top, happily ever after overload, sugary sweet, delicious, delectable…oh wait, I think I may be talking about dessert now ha!

Writing duo Christina Lauren’s new one The Honey-Don’t List did not disappoint. True to form, it included witty banter, page-turning character chemistry, and a leading man that you will want to be your book boyfriend. They really do know how to write a male lead.Read More »

Book Review: The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz

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Published: March 3, 2020 by Graydon House
Category: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction
picked by Good Morning America as one of the books to read while you’re stuck at home

I LOVED this unique take on historical fiction. Also, for book cover judgers like myself…this cover is stunning! It’s easily become one of my favorites!

We meet three generations of women and a 60 year-old wedding dress designed with the iconic Grace Kelly wedding dress in mind; we will learn what this dress means to each one of these women. Who knew one dress could hold secrets, white lies, hidden lusts, heartaches, and new beginnings?
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Book Review: The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park

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4 disco balls

Published: April 7, 2020 by Sourcebooks
Category: Young Adult

Quick, cute read. I wonder if we are going to get a sequel…don’t fret, it doesn’t end with a cliffhanger (sorry for that light spoiler, you know how I feel about spoilers BUT I HATE cliffhangers even more). Pardon that interruption, we will now continue our scheduled programming:

Both lead characters remind me of a combination of Goonies characters. I’ll explain a bit later…Read More »

Book Review: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Book Birthday

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5 disco balls

Publish date: April 14, 2020 by Forever
Category: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick lit


<— This is how I feel about this book. I have been holding this review in, waiting for pub day and I am EXPLODING with excitement that its finally out in the world!

5 STAR HERO:
It was the perfect rom-com that snapped me out of my reading rut. I DNF’d the 3 books I picked up before this…my rut was on a serious downward spiral, but I digress. I read it in ONE DAY by alternating between audio and book; both of which I loved.

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Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

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3.5 disco balls

Published: March 3, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press
Category: Thriller, Suspense

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This dynamic duo’s novel The Wife Between Us was one of the first physical arcs I received when I started my account two years ago. I LOVED it – as well as An Anonymous Girl – so I was pumped to get a copy of their latest suspense read: You Are Not Alone.

Thriller fans rejoice. My poor anxious heart couldn’t bear what was happening with Shay: I wanted to yell at her many, many times.

 

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Audiobook Review: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

“I think we allow ourselves to hurt the people we love the most because we know they won’t abandon us.” – The Most Fun We Ever Had

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5 disco balls

Published: June 25, 2019 by Doubleday
Length: 20 hours and 33 minutes, narrated by Emily Rankin
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Family Saga
Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2020), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction and for Debut Novel (2019)

At 20+ hours this audiobook was at times killing me: as in I wanted to know what the heck was going to happen and when I’d look at how much time I had left it never seemed to end! I called my friend who read it and demanded spoilers, because I couldn’t take it anymore to which she lovingly declined. Thank goodness 😉

on a side note: while cooped up at home these next few weeks why not try an audiobook?! They certainly make doing chores more interesting.

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