Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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Publish date: September 8, 2020 by Atria
Category: Contemporary Fiction

Anxious People pubs today!
Backman Fans: get your orders in with your local bookstores now!

My first Backman book was A Man Called Ove, then I went on to read Beartown and Us Against You; I instantly became an auto-buy Backman fan so when Atria Books provided me with an advanced reader ebook I felt like I WON the lottery!!

Anxious People did not disappoint, the writing was MAGNIFICENT. so clever and sharp. I loved every single character. It wasn’t a thriller per se, but it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

True to its title, my anxiety level while reading was super high.

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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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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

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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: 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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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

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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: Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

“People think it’s all snakes and scorpions out there in the oil patch but hell, those are the most harmless things in the country. At least the rattlesnakes let you know they’re coming.” – Karla, Valentine

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Pub Date: March 31, 2020 by Harper
Category: Historical Fiction

A powerful, emotion fueled debut novel that is deserving of a read.

I’m speechless and will be suffering from a book hangover for some time. From the first chapter this book had my nerves twisted and heart racing.Read More »

Book Review: The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

Author Bohjalian is a talented storyteller: you can tell how much research he put into the story and the result was a well crafted, thought provoking thriller.
– Nikki, Saturday Nite Reader

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Pub Date: March 17, 2020 by Doubleday
Category: Thriller, Suspense

I read most of the book while commuting on the PATH train and let me tell you, there was this one scene I couldn’t get to my office fast enough to wash my hands for what felt like 10 minutes. The dude next to me had BOTH hands on the pole and I wanted to warn him of the germs on that thing!Read More »