The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland {September New Release!}

{Thank to @getredprbooks & @berkleypub for my #gifted copy and amazing PR box!}⁣

The Most Likely Club

The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland

Does this photo make you go down memory lane?! Then maybe you were also a 90s/early 2000s teenager too! Shout out to the other elderly millennials out there! 💃🏻⁣

@getredprbooks sent out the most amazing package for this book, and I actually squealed with delight when I opened it! Blockbuster card… ✔️Choker necklace…✔️ Bubble Yum…✔️ Great Lash mascara….#MaybeItsMaybelline! 🎶💋⁣

The Most Likely Club book

⁣Paired with my own high school yearbooks, it was one of my most favorite photos to put together….I even included my own high school senior portrait which I dug out just for this special occasion! Jewelry from Claire’s of course…➡️💎📷⁣

The Most Likely Club by author @elyssafriedland was one of my favorite women’s fiction reads this summer. This book had it all- and as a nearly forty year old, it was all too relatable and had me laughing aloud at times. Even better, it also had so much heart and took on the idea of what came to be for four high school best friends. 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️⁣

⁣I enjoyed the throw back references to the 90s, the long-lasting friendships, second chances and the hints of romance, But most importantly, I loved that it showed women coming together…especially where it matters. All four characters were unique and had their own paths and challenges along the way. 💖⁣

The Most Likely Club

This was the perfect mix of being an easy read while also having enough substance to balance it all out and I just enjoyed it so much! The Most Likely Club publishes 9.6.22. In Addition, it was picked as a Book Of The Month add-on read for September, so you can get a copy even sooner, HERE. Not a BOTM member yet? You can join using my referral link HERE! 📦⁣

⁣✨QOTD: Did your high school have #TheMostLikelyTo… feature in your yearbook? If so, were you selected for any of them? Ours did not, and I feel rather grateful for that now…😅 I am discussing this book over on my Bookstagram feed @genthebookworm and I would love it if you joined in on the conversation

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Five Star Beach Read Alert!! // The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

The Hotel Nantucket

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

I read The Hotel Nantucket back in April and it made for the perfect spring vacation read! I am a big fan of author ElinHilderbrand’s older books and this one brought me right back ! I enjoyed that it featured the hospitality industry, much like The Blue Bistro did…which is my favorite Elin book! 💙⁣

⁣It has a large cast of characters who all have their own storylines but also all intertwine. I even loved the paranormal element which I wasn’t sure about at first! 👻⁣

⁣All in all, this was just the perfect easy and engaging read! It had enough depth to not feel like total fluff, and the food descriptions and amazing summer vacation location just made it so incredibly fun to read. 👏⁣

⁣I loved it so much I knew I needed a hard copy for my shelf and @bookofthemonth came through when it was one of the June add-ons! And how perfect does it look with this adorable cookie I found at @klingersbakery today? 👙💓⁣

The Hotel Nantucket

{Want to join Book Of The Month? You can use my referral link HERE!}

⁣I found this book totally engrossing and the ending felt so satisfying and full circle that this one really deserves all the stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⁣

⁣Whether you are an #ElinHilderbrand fan already, or just want a fun summer read that will keep you totally entertained, I highly recommend adding The Hotel Nantucket to your reading list! 📚⁣

⁣This title publishes next week, 6.14.22, which is the perfect timing for beach bags everywhere! ☀️👜⁣

⁣✨QOTD: Do you have a favorite beach read author? Did you choose any add-ons for your June Book Of The Month box? I am discussing The Hotel Nantucket over on @genthebookworm and I would love to hear your thoughts!

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What Was Your Last Five Star Read? // #LessonsInChemistry by Bonnie Garmus {Doubleday Books}

{@Doubledaybooks #partner. Thank you for my free copy to read and and review}

Lessons in Chemistry⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⁣

I have been on a roll lately with some great reads, anyone else? Lessons In Chemistry was a surprise hit for me and was totally unique and multi-faceted. This was one published earlier this week and is already taking readers by storm!

April 5th, 2022 (Amazing!!) New Book Releases:

New Book Releases

{Bittersweet, Cover Story, Lessons in Chemistry, Memphis, The Sign For Home & True Biz.}

So, I went into this book without knowing much about it, and it wasn’t at all what I expected. The main character, Elizabeth, was such a dynamic and quirky character- I absolutely loved her. Ultimately, this was a story about the societal expectations and norms of women in the 1960s.

Elizabeth, a female scientist in a “male’s profession,” pushed back against all societal expectations, truly not caring what others thought of her career and personal choices. When she’s pushed out of the lab, she ends up the star of a cooking show- a new type of show at the time.

As she uses her platform to spark change and empower women, the story of her short lived romance unfolds as well. I really loved this book- such a powerful and totally unique and impactful read!

This book is now getting a lot of buzz now and for good reason! It was also chosen for the @gmabookclub April selection and was one of the @bookofthemonth add on choices! {You can join using my referral link HERE}

Book of the Month Club

Is Lessons in Chemistry on your reading list yet? I am discussing this brand new release over on my Bookstagram page @genthebookworm and I would love to hear your thoughts!

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Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson | Scribner Books {Book Discussion & Review}

{Thank you to Scribner Books for my gifted review copy} 

Damnation Spring book review

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson


{My @GenTheBookworm #Bookstagram Discussion of Damnation Spring can be found HERE.}

Publication Date:

August 3rd, 2021

Book Summary:

Colleen and Rich Gundersen are raising their young son, Chub, on the rugged California coast. It’s 1977, and life in this Pacific Northwest logging town isn’t what it used to be. For generations, the community has lived and breathed timber; now that way of life is threatened.

Colleen is an amateur midwife. Rich is a tree-topper. It’s a dangerous job that requires him to scale trees hundreds of feet tall—a job that both his father and grandfather died doing. Colleen and Rich want a better life for their son—and they take steps to assure their future. Rich secretly spends their savings on a swath of ancient Redwoods. Colleen, desperate to have a second baby, challenges the logging company’s use of herbicides that she believes are responsible for the many miscarriages in the community—including her own. Colleen and Rich find themselves on opposite sides of a budding conflict that threatens the very thing they are trying to protect: their family.

Told in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, Damnation Spring is an intimate, compassionate portrait of a family whose bonds are tested and a community clinging to a vanishing way of life. An extraordinary story of the transcendent, enduring power of love—between husband and wife, mother and child, and longtime neighbors. An essential novel for our times.

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New Book Releases! {February 2nd, 2021}

New Book Releases

I don’t think there has been a publication day I have anticipated more than today in a very long time!  2021 has already been an amazing book year, and February 2nd is an incredibly exciting day for readers. Whether you are looking for fiction or non-fiction, a faster-paced engrossing read, or a layered character-driven novel, a book rich with history, or a memoir, there really is a book for everyone today!

Today’s New Book Releases…

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