The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen {Book Thoughts & Trailer!}

{Thank you to @stmartinspress and @librofm for my gifted review copies}⁣The Golden Couple The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Sometimes all you need is a 20 minute reset and that is how I get a lot of my reading these days…and #DomesticThrillers are most definitely my favorite brain candy kind of read.

The Golden Couple {affiliate link} s by the amazing author duo @sarahpekkanen & @greerhendricks, who know how to write a book that has dynamic and multifaceted characters and a slow build that keeps those pages turning from start to finish. 👏⁣

⁣I had the pleasure of alternating reading and listening to this upcoming book release and I had a hard time putting it down. 🎧📚⁣

The Golden Couple Book Trailer:

So, we all know one of those “Golden Couples”, the ones that look like they have it all figured out but when you pull back the shiny curtain, they are normal and flawed, just like everyone else! Pekkanen and Hendricks take us there…enter Marissa and Matthew. We also meet Avery, a therapist who definitely isn’t’ following the rules, but desperate times call for desperate measures! 🤯⁣

⁣Not only are Avery’s techniques on the “unconventional side” but she is also quite the detective! This story is unpredictable, clever and full of all kinds of juicy secrets. This one publishes on March 8th, and I highly recommend adding it to your late winter reading list! you can grab your copy HERE.

⁣✨Have you read any books by Pekkanen and Hendricks? Is this one on your list? I am discussing this over on @genthebookworm and I would love it if you joined in on there conversation there!

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Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez {Five Star Book Review}

{Thank you to Forever and Grand Central Publishing for my gifted review copy}

Part of Your World

Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

(Publishing April 19th, 2022)

Abby Jimenez books

Have you read an Abby Jimenez book yet?

The Friend Zone (Published in 2019)

The Happy Ever After Playlist (Published in 2020)

Life’s Too Short (Published in 2021)

And while I have loved them all, and this one might be my favorite book of Abby Jimenez, yet!⁣

My Thoughts on Part Of Your World:

⁣The romance of Daniel and Alexis was the perfect combination to Jimenez’s gift of tackling big issues in a relatable and impactful way.

This book covered family ties and the issues that can bring, money judgement and stereotypes, friendship, building a life you love, generosity, and abuse- both physical and emotional. ⁣

The addition of a bunch of adorable farm animals, one irresistible dog, a hysterical and amazing best friend, and both main characters learning to know their own worth, made for a fantastic read. ⁣

Part Of Your World was impactful and also heartwarming and I am already ready for the sequel in 2023! This one will be released on April 19th, 2022 and you can pre-order it now…

Amazon Link 

LibroFM Bookstore Link⁣

Let’s Chat!

Have you read an Abby Jimenez book yet? I am discussing this one today, over on my Bookstagram page @genthebookworm and I would love it if you joined in on the conversation!

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Last // Now // Next {Currently Reading…}

{thank you to @stmartinspress, @minotaurbooks, @berkleypub & @putnambooks for my gifted review copies}

currently reading

Last / Now / Next

I am currently in a great reading streak and I am hoping it continues!

I finished Like A House On Fire  by author Lauren McBrayer on my kindle this past weekend. It’s one of those books that really examines the gray areas of life and I can’t stop thinking about it. The characters are layered and nuanced and I can’t wait to share more as we get a bit closer to its publication date. {4.26.22}

On audio, I am currently juggling two books, one fiction and one non fiction read and they are both excellent!! I am loving Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano and keep seeing so many 5-star reviews for it all over #bookstagram, so I know I am not alone! {Publishing 2.1.22}

I started Losing Our Minds by Dr. Lucy Foulkes and it is just fascinating, nuanced and is giving me so much to unpack. {Publishing 1.25.22}

Finally, Good Rich People  by Eliza Jane Brazier is up next for my kindle reading and I can’t wait! I love a good dark domestic thriller with main characters behaving badly, so this seems like my cup of tea! {Publishing 1.25.22}

So tell me, what are your Last / Now / Next  book choices? I would love to hear over on @genthebookworm where I am discussing this more!

Disclosure: Some of the links above are Amazon affiliate links. This means if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission that helps support this blog at no cost to you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and I only feature things I truly love here.

What Happened To You? {If you read one book this winter, make it THIS one!}

What Happened To You?

What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry M.D., Ph.D and Oprah Winfrey

What is the last book you read that you couldn’t stop talking about?! 📖🗣⁣

It is this book for me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⁣

In fact, if you have talked to me in person during the last month, you probably have heard about it on more than one occasion, sorry, but not really! 🤷‍♀️🙌⁣

What Happened To You came highly recommended by some of my very trusted book sources and seriously did not disappoint. I alternated reading and listening to this one on audiobook format because I really had a hard time putting it down. Simply put, the concepts in this book truly are life changing and I try not to say that unless I am talking about Brenè…or Nedra…or well, you get the point! 🙏⁣⁣

Whether you have experienced childhood adversity or not, this book is revolutionary. The idea of looking at someone (or yourself) and instead of saying “what’s wrong with them?!” changing the narrative to “what happened to them?” can change so much. 💖⁣

I am a big believer in therapy and because of certain circumstances, I am grateful to say it has been a part of my life from a fairly young age (although it was definitely not as normalized as it is now!) ⁣

I think there can be a bit of a misconception that therapy (and probably personal development in general) somehow can seem a bit…selfish? But really, it is exactly the opposite! 💥⁣

Spending time processing your own experiences (past and present) can not only help yourself heal, but ultimately can help you understand and better interact with the world (and people) around you. And this book connects so much with that idea. ✨⁣

When we realize “huh, maybe that’s why I respond that way in certain situations!!” it also helps us understand why someone else might respond or act the way they do as well. In fact, this idea ultimately helps us have more compassion and empathy, which in today’s divided and challenging world, there just can’t be enough of. 💕⁣

Disclosure: Some of the links above are Amazon affiliate links. This means if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission that helps support this blog at no cost to you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and I only feature things I truly love here.

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

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{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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Heard It In A Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves {Book & Audiobook Review}

{Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my gifted review copies}

Heard It In A Love Song

Heard It In A Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves

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Publication Date:

November 2nd, 2021

Book Summary:

“From Tracey Garvis Graves, the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances in Heard It in a Love Song.

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