Book Review: When You Read This by Mary Adkins

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5 disco balls

Publish date: February 5, 2019 by Harper
Category: Contemporary Fiction

Has a book ever made you laugh and cry at the same time? Well this book will make you “craugh” and craugh hard.

The story unfolded over a series of emails, texts and blog posts. I had never read a book entirely in that format and it totally worked here. It was expertly done! I read a majority of this book in one sitting because I needed to keep turning the page. Read More »

Book Review: Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

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3.5 disco balls

Publish Date: April 3, 2018 by Dutton
Pre-order/Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Category: Fiction, Mystery

I recently joined Penguin’s First to Read program: a free membership that gives you access to request upcoming new releases before they hit the shelves. Paris by the Book, by Liam Callanan, was my first selection – of course, due to my obsession with all things Paris. Paris is on the bucket list!

Is Leah a widow? For almost a year, she is unsure. Her husband, Robert, vanishes and I don’t say suddenly, because it is like him to take a break from the family from time to time: this time, he doesn’t leave a note and does not return. Is he leaving her clues to his whereabouts? Conflicted with her emotions, Leah and her daughters, Ellie and Daphne, take a trip to Paris in hopes of finding their father; if he is still alive.Read More »

Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

What drew me first to this book was the cover: its absolutely beautiful.

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4 disco balls

Published: February 14, 2017 by Dutton Books
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Category: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

The synopsis on the book jacket is somewhat vague, which I often prefer. It just explains how lead character, Marin, left home with only her wallet, cell phone and a photo. She hasn’t spoken to anyone from her prior life in 3 months; until her best friend shows up to visit for three days.

During this visit we will piece together Marin’s former life and learn why she just picked up and left. Read More »