Devolution by Max Brooks

Devolution by Max Brooks – 5/5 ⭐️ Wow! This book was incredible. Devolution is a firsthand account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre. Here is the goodreads synopsis:“As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. ButContinue reading “Devolution by Max Brooks”

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M Johnson

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M Johnson – 5/5⭐️ Wow! This book was everything. The writing, the stories, the vulnerability Johnson presents,.. incredible. I really felt for this young boy, teen, and young adult as Johnson took us through what it’s like growing up as a queer Black man. It’s targeted toward the YAContinue reading “All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M Johnson”

A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow

A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow – 4/5⭐️ So this is a young-adult – contemporary – magical realism novel. I listened to it on audio and it was a very beautiful + deep read. Here is the goodreads synopsis: “ Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her sirenContinue reading “A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow”

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett – 5/5⭐️ Okay if you haven’t picked this one up yet, please do it!! ASAP! It’s so good. This is a book that is going to stay with me. The characters, the topics, the writing.. definitely add this to your TBR! So here’s the goodreads synopsis: “ The VignesContinue reading “The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett”

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

Review✨ Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters – 3/5⭐️ I listened to this on audio & it was cute, but I wasn’t drawn in. It does have a unique plot which I found refreshing but overall I found it fairly predictable. Evie is the main character of this one & she’s aspiring to beContinue reading “Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters”

🏳️‍🌈Pride Recommendations – LGBTQ+🏳️‍🌈

🌈In celebration of pride month, here are a few LGBTQ+ books off my shelf!✨ My audio recommendation is: In The Dream House- I have this lined up in the queue! I also wanted to particularly highlight The Stonewall Reader that explains the history of Pride. There are so many incredible books out there & IContinue reading “🏳️‍🌈Pride Recommendations – LGBTQ+🏳️‍🌈”

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory – 4/5⭐️ I finished this one a couple weeks ago & I’m a little late on my review, but it’s cute!! I love this series. It starts with The Wedding Date, next is The Proposal, this book is the third, then we have The Royal Holiday in fourth, andContinue reading “The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory”

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 5/5⭐️ I decided to pick this book up this morning when my son & fiancé started playing some Mario kart and I was drinking my breakfast smoothie! (Recipe at the bottom!) It’s a small 50 page read, but it’s powerful! It gets right to the pointContinue reading “We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Black Lives Matter – Your TBR

This is one of the big ways I feel I can help. Read, recommend, support, and buy books written by Black authors. Some of these I’ve read and some I haven’t. But I promise to continue reading. I’ve also purchased these in either physical form or ebook:-White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo-Me and White Supremacy byContinue reading “Black Lives Matter – Your TBR”

Endless Night by Agatha Christie

Endless Night by Agatha Christie – 3/5⭐️ I love me some Christie novels! This one was very different then the few that I’ve read though! Not her typical murder mystery and more eerie and magical, still with a murder of course! Michael and Ellie get married and build their dream house in Gypsy’s Acre. NotContinue reading “Endless Night by Agatha Christie”

Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Undercover Bromance by Alyssa Kay Adams – 4/5 ⭐️ Adored this book. It’s such a treat! I absolutely loved The Bromance Bookclub as well (the authors first book of the series) and there is a third one coming out in October. I will definitely be picking up a copy! The concept is so refreshing. AContinue reading “Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams”

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

I finished this one today! The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan – 4/5⭐️ So this book was adorable. Super cute and easy to read. I listened to it on audio but I LOVE royal fiction so I ordered a physical copy for my bday! It was very sweet and endearing. Definitely aContinue reading “The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan”

One of Us is Next by Karen McManus

One of Us is Next by Karen McManus 4/5⭐️ I loved this one! I have read and adored a couple other of McManus’s books. They’re quick mystery’s filled with drama. A lot of suspicion is cast around and you don’t know who’s done what until the ending! It’s very Pretty Little Liars if you askContinue reading “One of Us is Next by Karen McManus”

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han – 4/5⭐️ IT’S CUTE! It’s a stinking cute YA romance novel with delightful characters. It’s a fun and easy read, and definitely light hearted but with a little tear here or there! I have the full series and will get to the next one shortly.Continue reading “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han”

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – 4/5 ⭐️ I am loving Agatha Christie’s writing style, characters, and overall mysteries! I enjoyed this one and I’m glad I’m another Agatha book down! I highly recommend adding some of her works to your TBR! So this book is a typical Agatha murder mystery withContinue reading “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie”

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Long Bright River by Liz Moore – 5/5⭐️ Huge thanks to @librofm for this gifted audiobook. It was incredible! I absolutely loved listening to this one and the narrator was fantastic. This story was tragic and eye opening and really dives into the opioid crisis. I’m far removed from the world this author wrote aboutContinue reading “Long Bright River by Liz Moore”

American Predator by Maureen Callahan

American Predator – 4.25/5⭐️ Look at me reading the true crime!! I’m such a chicken, this one was tough to get through. It is very terrifying and this man is INSANE! His total murder count is unknown because it could be hundreds. He was a predator in the 21st century and it’s amazing he finallyContinue reading “American Predator by Maureen Callahan”

The Bromance Bookclub by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Bookclub by Lyssa Kay Adams 4/5⭐️ I absolutely adored this book. There is a second one Undercover Bromance that’s published March 2020 and I can’t wait! It’s cute, has a fun plot, and very humorous! What’s the first rule of bookclub? Don’t talk about bookclub! Haha this book is about a couple whoContinue reading “The Bromance Bookclub by Lyssa Kay Adams”

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – 3.5/5⭐️ I listened to this on audio & huge thanks to @librofm for this gifted book! It was an adorable read. I enjoyed listening and thought the banter between the two main characters (Chloe & Red) was cute. It’s also very steamy so if that’s notContinue reading “Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert”

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand – 3.75/5⭐️ What a fun little drama filled Christmasy book! Honestly, at one point my fiancé asked me what the book was about and I couldn’t stop with the dirt. It’s a juicy book that takes place over Christmas and I can just picture the beautiful cozy atmosphere of theContinue reading “Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand”

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella 3.75/5 ⭐️ I listened to this one on audiobook & it was super cute. It was my first Kinsella novel. The audiobook was 12 hours long and for the first half I had no idea where the book was going. I realized at eight hours that it probably wasn’t goingContinue reading “Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella”

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 4/5⭐️ Well this book was crazy! I absolutely love Christie’s writing style and how she gives you all the characters bios at the beginning! I definitely didn’t see the ending coming but I’m not surprised with who the murderer was. There were definitely tiny little clues. IContinue reading “And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie”

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell 5/5⭐️ I loved this one! I listened on audio and it was such an enjoyable book. I was completely confused and absorbed into this very sad, insane, and unimaginable world that Jewell created. This is a psychological thriller you need to read! The novel is told in three voicesContinue reading “The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell”

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren – 4⭐️ This one is cute! I’ve seen some mixed reviews on it but it’s from these two authors so I knew I was going to read it! I listened to it on audiobook- gifted from @librofm! What an awesome platform of audiobooks -and your supporting localContinue reading “Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren”

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I’ve finished my first Agatha Christie book & I loved it!! ~ 5 ⭐️ ~ Murder on the Orient Express.Firstly, I’m noticing with Agatha’s books that there is a cast of characters at the beginning and I loved this. I kept referring back to it and using it to look for clues 🕵️‍♀️ Her writingContinue reading “Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie”

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine – *3.5/5* So the first half of this book is in the voice of Amber Patterson and the second half switched to the voice of Daphne Parrish. I didn’t know this going into the book and I really enjoyed the switch. So I really loved the first halfContinue reading “The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine”

Renegade Women by Elizabeth Weizmann

I finished reading through this #gifted book, Renegade Women in Film & TV and it was absolutely beautiful. I loved reading this and learning so many new things of people I’ve only heard whispers about before. It’s a very empowering book & I highly recommend picking up a copy! The illustrations are so gorgeous andContinue reading “Renegade Women by Elizabeth Weizmann”

One in a Million by Lindsay Keli

One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk Well this one was cute! Two best friends Miranda and Annie start their own social media marketing company, Content London. It’s a tough job and they’re working all the time and barely paying the bills. An advertising agency across the hall along with a friend who owns theContinue reading “One in a Million by Lindsay Keli”

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymoon

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – 5/5⭐️ I can see the hype with this book, It was pretty adorable while also being entertaining. While also touching on a number of topics that are quite heavy. I don’t want to give too much away but this has the feel of a light bookContinue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymoon”

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 4.25/5 ⭐️ I listened to this one on audio & it was amazing. I felt like I was watching a romantic comedy and I loved every moment of it! Alex, first son of the first female president of the United States has to pretend to be bestContinue reading “Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston”

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager = 5⭐️ Who’s ever played two truths & a lie? Emma, Vivian, Natalie, and Allison used to play it all the time at Camp Nightingale. The games ended though when Emma sleepily watched them sneak out of the cabin with Vivian shushing her on their way out.Continue reading “The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager”

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Well this book was just absolutely adorable! No big surprises in it but nonetheless, I enjoyed it! It’s definitely a great summer read and perfect to enjoy at the beach, on your patio, at a picnic or campfire! Tiffy needs a place to live asap. And Leon works allContinue reading “The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary”

The Elegant Out by Elizabeth Bartasius

The Elegant Out by Elizabeth Bartasius ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 So I’m late with this review – this one was given to me by @booksparks for their spring #swiperightonreadingcampaign! You have seen my earlier post about it, but here is my review! This is a short book that gave me a lot of feels. It’s a very personalContinue reading “The Elegant Out by Elizabeth Bartasius”

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 We follow Connell and Marianne as they navigate high school and university. They are in different social circles along the way but are always important figures in each other’s lives. We only see the highlights as well, the author jumps us one day later or 6 weeks, or 5Continue reading “Normal People by Sally Rooney”

I.N.K by Renee Lawson

Happy Wednesday friends! I finished I.N.K. by Renée Rawson & it was awesome! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 The last words he spoke to her before their wedding day had been venomous. Now, just hours before the ceremony, Nash Addly gazes at his reflection in a dream-like trance. Was redemption possible? Or would his outburst haunt him forever? TheContinue reading “I.N.K by Renee Lawson”

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Wow. Wow. Wow. This book is c r a z y!! “Are you happy with your life?”- Those are the last words Jason hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before aContinue reading “Dark Matter by Blake Crouch”

In the Wake by Nicola Davison

In the Wake by Nicola Davison Set on the shores of modern day Nova Scotia, Emily and her husband Daniel move back from Calgary with their toddler to the coastal landscape where her father died. With water that already haunts her, she gets to know her neighbours and struggles with Daniel travelling often for work.Continue reading “In the Wake by Nicola Davison”

A Circle on the Surface by Carol Bruneian

A circle on the surface by Carol Bruneau It’s 1943 and Enman and Una are newly married but each are haunted by their pasts and are harbouring secrets. Enman brings Una to his hometown in Barrein, Nova Scotia but she is restless here and longs for the city life she once had. Una meets aContinue reading “A Circle on the Surface by Carol Bruneian”

Th Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well these two wrote an incredible book! I read it in two days because it was so adorable and amazing – I couldn’t put it down!! It was funny as anything too! I laughed out loud on several occasions and didn’t want it to end! Here’s what it’s about:Continue reading “Th Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren”

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

One True Loves by @tjenkinsreid⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 This was a sad but loving book! I read it with @portcityreads as a buddy read and we had a lot of fun discussing it. The whole plot of the story really had me thinking – it’s easy to go down a rabbit hole of what would I do!? SoContinue reading “One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid”

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Trevor’s book was an incredibly powerful and moving introspective look into his upbringing in a post Apartheid South Africa. Full of hardships, humour, terror, but at the heart of it all, love. It was so interesting to learn of his childhood andContinue reading “Born a Crime by Trevor Noah”

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by @tadeyemibooks⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 This is the authors debut fantasy novel and I absolutely cannot wait for the next one in the series. .“They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise.” Zelie remembers the night magic disappeared at the hands of a ruthless king.Continue reading “Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi”

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls – 4/5 This memoir about Jeannette’s childhood makes you look at the world a little differently and how things can fall through the cracks. It’s an unconventional and tragic at times story of her upbringing that will make you cringe and feel for this girl. Wonderfully written, I definitelyContinue reading “The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls”

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – 5/5 I loved this! Such a great read. It’s a very intricate mystery and it was pretty impossible to see the outcome which was nice because I wanted to keep reading until it all made sense. It was so different to anything else I’ve readContinue reading “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton”

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

The Girl Before by JP Delaney – 4/5 This book was so fun and so different than other psychological thrillers. I really enjoyed reading it and was definitely confused as to what was happening to Jane. Jane suffered a traumatic event and needed a change of living. Along comes One Folgate Street. Make a listContinue reading “The Girl Before by JP Delaney”

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

This book was 5/5 for me! “Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.” – @msrachelhollis I’m so happy I picked this book up and read it. It is absolutely powerful and motivating. I found I related onContinue reading “Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis”

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

The Witches or New York by Ami McKay4/5 In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a sort of spooky book for you! I found this entertaining and easy to read. It’s based in 1880 and follows three witches. Two of which open a Tea Shop providing potions and cures to Manhattans elite when young Beatrice walksContinue reading “The Witches of New York by Ami McKay”

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

I absolutely loved The Alice Network by Kate Quinn!5/5 I thought this book was incredible. It follows two women in two timelines. The first is Eve – a female recruited spy during World War 1, 1915. The second is – Charlie – pregnant, unmarried, searching for her beloved cousin in the aftermath of the war,Continue reading “The Alice Network by Kate Quinn”

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins3.5/5I really enjoyed the quick pace of this book. I’ll admit I wasn’t surprised with the ending. The book is essentially from the view point of Rachel, but it does give some other voices throughout which I really like. It’s definitely a book of lying, scandal, and ofContinue reading “The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins”

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund2/5I have to admit, this book wasn’t for me. I felt that it was a chore to pick up and finish. Written from a young girls perspective living in the woods of northern Minnesota. The novel dealt with delicate themes but I generally just found it uninteresting and felt theContinue reading “History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund”

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

It’s so hot & wonderful here in Nova Scotia – that means evenings on the patio with barbecues and drinks!🍹 On vacation I read a few books, one of which was the third novel in the trilogy by Kevin Kwan, Rich People Problems.📖 It was an absolute treat. Full of drama and I couldn’t waitContinue reading “Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan”

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

I picked this book up last week in Amsterdam at the @theamericanbookcenter and I finished it on the black sand beach of Santorini!🍷 There was a lot more going on in China Rich Girlfriend then the first of the trilogy, Crazy Rich Asians. But it was very entertaining and I didn’t want to put itContinue reading “China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan”

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

“It’s because we live in a beauty-obsessed society where the most important thing a woman can do is make herself attractive to men.” – Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 @goodreads rating! I really enjoyed this book! The novel follows three very different women through motherhood, relationships, and plenty of lies. I recommend it forContinue reading “Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty”

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

“Now it seems there are only shadows and silence. Silence is the fruit of the occupation; it hangs in branches, seeps from gutters…So many windows are dark. It’s as if the city has become a library of books in an unknown language, the houses great shelves of ineligible volumes, the lamps all extinguished.” All TheContinue reading “All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr”

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

“Like we’re some kind of hip high school murder club without a care in the world.” – Karen M. McManus, One of us is Lying The brain, the jock, the beauty, the rebel, and one murder. Who did it?This book was very cliché high school dramatic with a murder thrown into the mix. BUT, IContinue reading “One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus”

The Memento by Christy Ann Conlin

The Memento by Christy Ann Conlin ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 @goodreads This novel tells a haunting story of life at Petal’s End. Following a young girl Fancy Mosher and the illusive Parker family. I found the descriptions in this novel to be beautiful, and the story was definitely interesting with a twist at the end. However it wasn’tContinue reading “The Memento by Christy Ann Conlin”

Educated by Tara Westover

“First find out what you are capable of, then decide who you are.” -Tara Westover, Educated ✏️ I thought this memoir was incredible. I don’t typically choose memoirs myself, but all the ones that I’ve read through my bookclubs have never let me down. I was captivated with Tara’s upbringing and I thought it wasContinue reading “Educated by Tara Westover”

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief••Where to even begin with this book. Definitely a must read. I give this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 rating on @goodreads ••Markus Zusak’s talent for writing does not go unnoticed with this novel. Narrated byContinue reading “The Book Thief by Markus Zusak”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

“Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.” – Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale. This novel is incredibly written. Atwood created a horrific dystopian world that kept me on the edge and made me sitContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One was awesome! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5I really enjoyed the futuristic ideas in the novel and I thought it was written in a fun, easy-going way. I found myself wondering what would happen next and I didn’t want to put it down until I found out. Definitely a lot of 80’s pop culture – most IContinue reading “Ready Player One by Ernest Cline”

Lilac Girls by

“Oh, please – may we keep the coffee? It’s all we have.” – @marthahallkellyofficial #LilacGirlsPhenomenally written, this novel follows three women before, during, and after World War ll. Lilac Girls is based on true stories, and the harsh realities they faced will definitely stay with me. I gave this a 4⭐️ on @goodreads!

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

“We do not know what things look like. We know what things are like. It must be a very limiting thing, this seeing.” – Aunt Beast •I recently re-read this book and truly enjoyed it. I gave it a 4⭐️ rating on @goodreads ! I haven’t seen the movie yet but I recommend the bookContinue reading “A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle”

My Sister, The Serial Killer

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: The story begins with Korede receiving a phone call from her sister, Ayoola that she needs her immediately. Korede knows what to do.. this is the third time her sister has called on her to help clean up and get rid of their bod… Korede loves her sister and will do anythingContinue reading “My Sister, The Serial Killer”

Sarah’s War by Eugenia Lovett West

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: Set during the Revolutionary War and Sarah is sent to live with her aunt in Philadelphia whom she thinks is very poor but ends up being very wealthy. Her aunt is loyalist and Sarah is tasked to spy on British officers while attending extravagant parties. She discovers that there is a planContinue reading “Sarah’s War by Eugenia Lovett West”

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: Josh & Hazel know each other from the good ol college days. Hazel is a crazy, fun, loud individual and a lot of men aren’t up for the challenge. While Josh is quite the opposite being quiet and reserved. But now, 10 years later, after a Josh’s life gets turned upside down-Continue reading “Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren”

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: The legendary gorgeous movie star Evelyn Hugo is ready to finally tell the truth about her scandalous life and seven marriages. She chooses a relatively unknown writer Monique Grant to write her biography and no one is more shocked then Monique herself. Why did the iconic Evelyn Hugo choose her and howContinue reading “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid”

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: Daisy Jones is a sexy, wild, selfish artist who is always high but has a star quality to her with amazing singer/song writer talent. As a girl she grew up with very little attention from her parents but she could have anything she ever wanted. Billy Dunne swoops in with his handsomeContinue reading “Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid”

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: Ellery and her twin brother Ezra move to Echo Ridge to live with their grandmother. Echo Ridge is completely unknown to them as their mother left as soon as she possibly could after high school. It’s this picture perfect town where everyone knows you and your entire family history – but they’reContinue reading “Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus”

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: Darcy is a tough girl who knows what she wants. And she wants Tom. But Tom is her twin brother’s  best friend and they’ve all known each other since childhood. Darcy and her twin, Jamie, inherent a cottage to fix up and sell from their grandmother, and who comes along to helpContinue reading “99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne”

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: The novel is about the famous actress, Hedy Lamarr, or Hedy Keisler, before escaping to Hollywood. Hedy Keisler was a young and beautiful actress who won the heart of a powerful Austrian arms dealer. This marriage allowed this very intelligent woman to evade Nazis persecution despite being Jewish. However, over time, beingContinue reading “The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict”

Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: Can you imagine being 15 and having dreams of being a pop star, and them actually coming true!? Well this happens to Vicky! This is an autobiography of a young girl finding out her biggest dreams of becoming a recording artist are happening. But you know, not all dreams are everything youContinue reading “Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan”

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: This story follows Stella and Matthew and switches between the two. Stella is a highly successful woman who has only been with a few men in her life and absolutely hated every second of it. She has Asperger’s and doesn’t like to be touched. She absolutely loves her job and lets herContinue reading “The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang”

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: It all begins when a college girl doesn’t feel well and leaves a party. She heads back to her dorm and falls asleep. But on this late night in a small California town called Santa Lora, she doesn’t wake up. This illness soon spreads and more people are falling asleep. The novelContinue reading “The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker”

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: No synopsis is necessary for this one. This is Michelle’s memoir and it tells of her very inspiring life as a daughter, wife, mother, executive, friend, and first lady of the United States. Review: Powerful, masterfully written, and full of advice and stories. It is a beautiful memoir of someone we allContinue reading “Becoming by Michelle Obama”

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: The Last Romantics is an unforgettable story of four siblings – Fiona, Renee, Caroline and Joe – and their journey in this world, together and apart. What brings them together, tears them apart, and makes them question what they will do for love. This is a story of a family. A beautifulContinue reading “The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin”

They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: The novel starts by getting to know Siwar as a young girl growing up in Jordan. We learn of her upbringing, the rules, and the challenges she faces here. She works hard for a scholarship to Maryland University and makes the jump to live in the US. On her 25th birthday celebration,Continue reading “They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes”

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: The book is in the voice of three characters, Joey, Freddie, and Jenna. All of which have connections with Tom Fitzwilliam. Joey being his new neighbor, Freddie being his son, and Jenna being one of his students. Tom Fitzwilliam is the headmaster of a school – a real hero to the massesContinue reading “Watching You by Lisa Jewell”

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: Something is killing children. One day they are here, the next they aren’t. The ones that do survive, whatever this is, are different. These children are dangerous with unknown abilities and are sent to “rehabilitation camps”. The main character – Ruby – narrowly escapes but life is not as she left it.Continue reading “The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken”

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: “Creatures, Malorie thinks. What a cheap word.” It starts with small news reports. Somethings happened. It happens again, but different. It’s getting closer to where Malorie lives. What is it? What’s out there? People begin taking precautions and covering their eyes. Boarding their windows. Leaving town. People are dying. What’s out there?..Continue reading “Bird Box by Josh Malerman”

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Synopsis: “I have a theory. Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them.” This story is about Lucy and Josh (from Lucy’s voice). Lucy and Josh are both assistants to two co-CEOs of B & G Publishing House. They work right across from each other outside their respective bosses doors,Continue reading “The Hating Game by Sally Thorne”

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: This story is told by the Vanderbeeker children – 5 of them – who live with their mom, dad, and a few animals in a beautiful brownstone on 141st Street. The family has lived here for years and knows everyone in the neighbourhood. Unfortunately, the landlord – Mr. Beiderman doesn’t like themContinue reading “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser”

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: Imagine sitting on a bus one December evening, tired and crankily waiting for passengers to come and go, and you spot him. He’s what you’ve heard could be out there – you’re soulmate. You lock eyes and he feels it too. You both don’t know what to do, but it’s to lateContinue reading “One Day in December by Josie Silver”

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5 Synopsis: The novel starts with the journals of Jonathan Harker travelling to Transylvania to help Count Dracula complete his purchase of property in England. It doesn’t take Jonathan long to feel the eeriness of Dracula’s castle and long to get home to his finance, Mina Murray. The journals continue in the voice ofContinue reading “Dracula by Bram Stoker”

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Synopsis: Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man who is dying of lung cancer. He is not close with his children and trusts no one. He commits suicide and leaves a newly constructed hand written will in the mailbox of a prominate lawyer, fully knowing how much confusion he is causing for everyone left tryingContinue reading “Sycamore Row by John Grisham”