Book Club, Contemporary, Fiction

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Another old book club selection from December, not my pick, but one I think I'm glad I'm read. I don't know. Two months later and I still can't decide how I feel about it. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Louise Erdrich's latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader… Continue reading The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Book Club, Fiction, Historical

Circe by Madeline Miller

I am, admittedly, very late to the Madeline Miller party. Which is incredibly embarrassing, given the chance that I had to be early. As part of the latest round of book club selections, this is one that has been sitting on my shelf as an ARC from late 2017, a signed ARC no less, that… Continue reading Circe by Madeline Miller

Fiction, Novella, Science Fiction

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Monk & Robot #1 Normally I am adverse to books that are overly hyped, but I realized that this was the first book that was not overly hyped, but overly recommended, and by people I trust, so I figured it was time to read it. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:It's been centuries since the robots… Continue reading A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult

House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur

Back in December, my boss asked me if I'd be interested in running an event with Deeba. When he first handed me the book, I was a bit skeptical, mostly because I still struggle to read book about grandmothers. But ultimately I said yes, and I'm so glad I did. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Taking… Continue reading House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur

Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance

Secret Society Girl/Ivy League series by Diana Peterfreund

Secret Society Girl, Under the Rose, Rites of Spring (Break), Tap & Gown For years I had thought this series had gone out of print until I finally just asked our Random House rep and he confirmed that, 15 years later, this series is, in fact, still in print. It can be tricky to find,… Continue reading Secret Society Girl/Ivy League series by Diana Peterfreund

Fiction, Historical

Winterland by Rae Meadows

It's always hard to decide which book should kick off a new year of reviews, but this year Winterland seemed like an obvious choice. It came out at the end of November, I had read it on a bright sunny beach in the Bahamas in October, and I've been talking about it constantly at the… Continue reading Winterland by Rae Meadows

Fiction, Mystery

Mirror Lake by Juneau Black

Shady Hollow #3 The third in the series, Mirror Lake has been my favorite of the series thus far. I don’t know if there will be more (there is a short story eBook and the review for that will be up tomorrow!), but for now, this is the third and final full book.  Synopsis From… Continue reading Mirror Lake by Juneau Black

Fiction, Mystery

Cold Clay by Juneau Black

Shady Hollow #2 Every year, when on a relaxing vacation, I set myself the task of reading a book a day. In order to accomplish this, I tend to keep the books to 250 pages or less. I’d been meaning to finish the Shady Hollow series for awhile and now I had the perfect opportunity!… Continue reading Cold Clay by Juneau Black

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

The Rajes #1 This summer I decided that I would read one summer pick from each of my coworkers at the bookstore that I formerly worked at. This one was one of Becky’s picks and I’m always down for a Jane Austen adaptation! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:It is a truth universally acknowledged that only… Continue reading Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Fiction, Historical, Romance

Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore

League of Extraordinary Women #3 And now we have the third in the series, and the first one I read because I’m obsessed with Scotland. I enjoyed this one, but it is ultimately probably my least favorite of the three, mostly for the last few chapters. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Going toe-to-toe with a brooding… Continue reading Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore