The Golden House

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie Rating: 4.5 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is an ambitious work, a Gatsby-ish and gothic look at a great family's fall from grace.  Throughout the main plot Rushdie drops in major events from the mirroring decline of the last decade,… Continue reading The Golden House

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Books out today, August 22nd

Hi all!  I have been lucky enough to read and review two books that are being released today.  Both were amazing, two of my favorites of 2017 so far, and I suggest you check them out if you get a chance. Young Jane Young describes the aftermath of an affair with a married politician on the… Continue reading Books out today, August 22nd

Sociable

Sociable by Rebecca Harrington Rating: 3.5 stars Expected publication date: March 27, 2018 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Summary: When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York with a degree in journalism she had visions of writing witty opinion pieces, marrying her journalist boyfriend, and attending glamorous parties… Continue reading Sociable

All Is Beauty Now

All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber Rating: 4.5 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Devastating and beautiful. Reading this book felt like lifting a curtain on a chaotic family dynamic, pulled into the dazzling contact highs and dark, chaotic lows that drag you under.  The lush,… Continue reading All Is Beauty Now

The Windfall

The Windfall by Diksha Basu Rating: 3.5 stars The Windfall is a nice, light book to read when you just need a break from more serious topics (like healthcare or the U.S. government in general).  The story follows a family from East Delhi who find themselves suddenly wealthy after the father sells his website for millions… Continue reading The Windfall

Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin Rating: 4.5 stars Expected publication date: August 22nd, 2017   Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is an amazing and timely book about how unfairly women are still treated in the media, even in 2017.  While it takes two consenting adults… Continue reading Young Jane Young

Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Rating: 4 stars Expected publication date: August 1, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Girl in Snow is a look at three characters' lives through the lens of a mystery: a teenage girl in Colorado found dead in the snow in… Continue reading Girl in Snow

Stay With Me

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo Rating: 4.5 stars Expected publication date: August 22, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Stay With Me is an amazing and tragic story about how obsession and lies can destroy a marriage.  All Yejide wants is a child.  She is desperate but content… Continue reading Stay With Me

Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave Rating: 4 stars Expected publication date: July 11, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Hello, Sunshine is a great summer read, quick and easy to finish without being mindless like a lot of beach reads out there.  I liked the insights Dave… Continue reading Hello, Sunshine

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan Rating: 4 stars This was a treasure to read from start to finish.  I love books about / set in bookstores, so a mystery set in a bookstore was too good to pass up (like Shadow of the Wind, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, The Storied Life of A.J.… Continue reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore