Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

It's hard to believe it was twenty years ago that I first read The Princess Diaries and my love of royalist fiction was born. I first read it after the movie came out and my friends and I became obsessed with the movie. And then I was a bit disappointed that both of my parents… Continue reading Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Broken by Jenny Lawson

(In the Best Possible Way) How do I love Jenny? Let me count the ways... Synopsis From the publisher marketing:As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor. Jenny discusses the frustration of… Continue reading Broken by Jenny Lawson

Fantasy, Fiction, New Adult, Romance

A Court of Silver Flames

A Court of Thorns and Roses #4 I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy A Court of Silver Flames as much as the first three books in the series, but ultimately my trust in Sarah J. Maas’ ability to redeem flawed characters made me realize there was no way I wouldn’t enjoy it! For… Continue reading A Court of Silver Flames

Fiction, Historical, Romance

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Bridgertons #1 While quarantining in Miami before seeing my niece and nephew last week, my mother in law suggested we watch Bridgerton on Netflix together. Now I had heard about some scenes that would make most uncomfortable at the prospect of watching with an in law, but mine is pretty darn cool. But I insisted… Continue reading The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, True Crime

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland It's another Nonfiction Book Club selection! This one was put forth for voting by Mary Anne and we were all pretty excited to read it. We tend not to stray towards current or former bestsellers, but this was a topic everyone wanted to know more… Continue reading Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

History, Nonfiction, True Crime

We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence In my continuing efforts to read a book in every section of the store, I realized that the book I called true crime had a week argument at best. When I came across We Keep the Dead Close as an advance copy, I figured it… Continue reading We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

Essays, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Poetry

Dandelion by Gabbie Hanna

Follow up to Adultolescence I'm not a bit poetry person, and I didn't entirely love Gabbie's style in Adultolescence, I did relate to the content. When I saw the digital advance copy come through, and then saw how many people were hate-rating Dandelion on Goodreads before having access to it, I realized that it was… Continue reading Dandelion by Gabbie Hanna

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Travel

Displacement by Lucy Knisley

A Travelogue I don't entirely remember what led me to pick up Displacement, but it came out around the same time my grandfather was moved to a nursing home and was suffering severe memory loss. But however this book came to be in my possession, it started a years long love of Lucy's books which… Continue reading Displacement by Lucy Knisley

Biography, Book Club, History, Nonfiction

The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen

A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation It's another Nonfiction Book Club selection! This was one that I put forth to the group for voting and it was definitely a compelling read. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Handsome and charismatic, Albert Hicks had long been known in the dive bars and… Continue reading The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen

Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Fourth Book Published in the Verity series Code Name Verity will forever and always be one of my all time favorite books. Whenever Elizabeth Wein has released a new book in the series (none of which follows the other directly but all are related) I immediately want to read it. And while none has thus… Continue reading The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein