Malibu Rising

MALIBU RISING Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid Published by Ballantine Books, June 1, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel;…

One Last Stop

ONE LAST STOP Written by Casey McQuiston Published by St Martin’s Griffin, June 1, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go…

Talk Bookish To Me

TALK BOOKISH TO ME Written by Kate Bromley Published by Graydon House, May 25th, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book. But right now?…

Little Fires Everywhere

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Written by Celeste Ng Published by Penguin Press, September 12, 2017 My star rating – 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned–from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on…

The Midnight Library

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY Written by Matt Haig Published by Canongate Books Ltd, February 4, 2021 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see…

April 2021 Wrap Up!

Another month down, and another wrap up is on its way! I say that as if i’ve posted a wrap up on the blog in 2021 yet…….. shhhhhh! I’m doing it now and plan to for the rest of the year, so that statement counts lol. As some of you may know, I’ve decided that…

Well Played

WELL PLAYED (Well Met #2) Written by Jen Deluca Published by Berkley, September 22, 2020 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother,…

Firekeeper’s Daughter

FIREKEEPERS DAUGHTER Written by Angeline Boulley Published by Henry, Holt and Co, March 16th, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams…

Everything Is Fine

EVERYTHING IS FINE Written by Gillian Harvey Published by Orion, May 28, 2020 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Jessica Bradley has it all: the perfect boyfriend; influential healthy-eating blog; successful PR company and wonderful daughter, Anna. Or at least that is what her thousands of followers believe. The truth is, her boyfriend…