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

Fiction, Historical, Romance

A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

League of Extraordinary Women #2 This one wound up being the third one I read, but my favorite of the three so far. Lucie (and her cat Boudicca) are my favorites from the series thus far and I will certainly be naming my next cat Boudicca in her honor.  Synopsis From the publisher marketing:A lady… Continue reading A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

Fiction, Historical, Romance

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

League of Extraordinary Women #1 So I had been waiting to write reviews for the three books in this series until this fall to coincide with the release of the fourth book in the series but it’s now been pushed back. Again. To September of 2023. So before I forget everything that happened in these… Continue reading Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Fiction, Historical

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

Hester was sent to me while still in the manuscript stage last October. It’s been a very long time since I read The Scarlet Letter, but given my love of the Emma-Stone-led Easy A, I figured I could do with reading another adaptation. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Isobel Gamble is a young seamstress carrying generations… Continue reading Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

Contemporary, Fiction

Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

I was so excited to be able to read a new Sarah Addison Allen book! I've sung the praises of her work for a decade now and was delighted to find her trademark magical realism again in Other Birds. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Down a narrow alley in the small coastal town of Mallow Island,… Continue reading Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Fiction, Historical

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I learned early last year that I would read anything Taylor Jenkins Reid writes. Her talent for creating the most compelling, yet often unlikeable, characters and making you root for their happiness is a true talent and a gift to readers everywhere. When I learned she would be writing Carrie Soto’s story, a character first… Continue reading Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Fiction, Historical

The Words I Never Wrote by Jane Thynne

Inspiration for Reading: Historical fiction has been my genre of choice for nearly as long as I can remember. I pretty much went from reading Boxcar Children mysteries to historical fiction. And in particular, a novel about women during World War II is always sure to catch my attention. Synopsis From the back cover:New York,… Continue reading The Words I Never Wrote by Jane Thynne

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Sociology

Corrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger

I first downloaded a digital review copy of Corrections in Ink back in December and between then and getting the physical copy in January, I had forgotten that my initial inspiration for doing so was because Keri was a skater and it'd been awhile since I'd read a journalist's memoir, my favorite subgroup of memoirs. Couple… Continue reading Corrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger

Fiction, Historical, Social Themes

Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner

The Jane Austen Society #2 To say I pestered our sales rep endlessly for a manuscript of Bloomsbury Girls would be an understatement. As soon as I knew it was coming (summer 2020 when I did a virtual event with Natalie for the bookstore) I asked at least biweekly when I would be allowed to… Continue reading Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner