Fiction, Historical

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

I read this book in September of last year when I was in a "mid-century feminist fiction" mood and had just finished The Kitchen Front and Bloomsbury Girls and was looking for a book with a similar feel. This one had just come across my desk from the publisher and I hungrily devoured it in… Continue reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Contemporary, Fiction, Social Themes

Home or Away by Kathleen West

Every season I peruse thousands upon thousands of titles from all the major publishers, and some smaller ones, to decide which books to bring into the store. In the 6 years that I've been the adult book buyer, I have never come across an adult book featuring women hockey players. Not once. Never. And if… Continue reading Home or Away by Kathleen West

Classics, Fiction, Mythology

Troy by Stephen Fry

The Greek Myths Reimagined #3 - follow up to Mythos & Heroes Back to a catch-up post from a 2021 read, Troy completes Stephen Fry's Greek Myths Reimagined trilogy! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Full of tragic heroes, intoxicating love stories, and the unstoppable force of fate, there is no conflict more iconic than the Trojan… Continue reading Troy by Stephen Fry

Fiction, Historical

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

In an effort to read more of my advance reader copies that I'd been hoarding on my shelves, and to continue with my mid-century feminist historical cozy fiction kick, I picked up The Kitchen Front last September. (I'm publishing the review now because the paperback is out on Tuesday here in the States). Synopsis From… Continue reading The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Crescent City #1 This book took me over two years to read - I received an ARC in December 2019 and it was partly intentional that I took so long, and partly the fault of the book. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life--working hard all day and partying all night--until a… Continue reading House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I love Ruta Sepetys books so much and when I found out her latest book would be set in Romania during the fall of communism, I was immediately intrigued - once again she would be introducing me to a time and a place I knew very little about. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Romania, 1989. Communist… Continue reading I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

Fiction, Historical, Social Themes

Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce

The Emmy Lake Chronicles #2, sequel to Dear Mrs. Bird This summer, when I was desperately struggling to find a book to lose myself in, I turned to sequels of my favorites because I knew they wouldn't disappointment. Yours Cheerfully is a very fitting and enjoyable follow up to Dear Mrs. Bird. Synopsis From the… Continue reading Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic

Let's Play #1 Hi, my name is Sarah and I am completely and 100% obsessed with Let's Play. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:She’s young, single and about to achieve her dream of creating incredible video games. But then life throws her a one-two punch: a popular streamer gives her first game a scathing review. Even worse,… Continue reading Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic