Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman | Simon & Schuster {Book Review}

Aminatou Sow

Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Book Summary:

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.

Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book that chronicles their first decade in one another’s lives. As the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your … Read more...

Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein | Atria Books {Book Review}

Hannah Orenstein

Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

Book Summary:

The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams: After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good. Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, Dimitri.

Now, reeling from a breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations. Despite her misgivings and Read more...

Kindle Book Deals {June 28th, 2020}

kindle books

You all probably know by now that I love my Sunday hunt for the best kindle book deals. During the last few weeks, I have been very into character-driven novels and so it was a welcome surprise when I saw the deal of the day options today! All of these books dive into family and/or relationship dynamics and are amazing books to read and discuss with a friend or book club group…enjoy!!

Kindle Book Deals | June 28th, 2020

Lisa Taddeo

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Kindle Book Deal HERE

You can read my full review HERE

Book Summary:

In suburban Read more...

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London | The Dial Press {Book Review}

One to Watch book review

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Book Summary:

Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she Read more...

February 2020 Book Recap & Ratings {Monthly Reading Wrap-Up)

Book Ratings

Hello March!

Last month was a pretty spectacular month of reading! All of my books (I only had one go to the DNF pile) were 4 stars and higher! I owe this to all the awesome #bookstagrammer recommendations.

February Reading Highs

5 star books

While I had many favorites, my 5-star reads were The Girl with the Louding Voice, The Vanishing Half, Friends and Strangers, Nothing to See Here and All Along You Were Blooming.

LibroFM Bookstore Link!

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One thing before we get started. A couple of months ago LibroFM started Bookstore Link. This allows you to share … Read more...

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver | Ballantine Books { Book Review}

Book of the Month Club

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Book Summary:

Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life’s crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them.
 
Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On Lydia’s twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.
 
So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants is to Read more...

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler | St. Martin’s Press {Book Review}

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A Good Neighborhood  by Therese Ann Fowler

Book Summary:

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans―a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter―raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over a historic oak tree in Valerie’s yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between Read more...

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James | Berkley Publishing {Book Review}

Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel  by Simone St. James

Book Summary:

Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New Read more...

February 18th, 2020 Book Releases & BOOK GIVEAWAY! {Gen The Bookworm}

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Happy Publication Day!!

If you are looking to stock up on some new reads, today is your day. There are so many great new releases this week that I felt this publication day deserved its own blog post!

I am so grateful to have received advanced copies of The Opposite of Fate, The Antidote for Everything, Saint X and The Sun Down Motel. Thank you to Mariner Books, Berkley Publishing and Celadon Books for these advanced copies.

I will continue to share my individual book reviews for all of these books during the next couple of days! Read more...

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen | St. Martin’s Press {Gen The Bookworm Book Review}

You are Not Alone book

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Book Summary:

The electrifying number-one New York Times best-selling authors of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense.

Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely.

Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems Read more...