Saturday, July 30, 2022

This Is Not the Jess Show


Title: This Is Not the Jess Show

Author: Anna Carey

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683691976
Thoughts:  Very unique concept, but it opens itself up to some major loose threads, but I cannot say more because there is one major twist.
Rating: 3/5

Stacking the Shelves: 7/17-7/30


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Leviticus by Kallen Samuels
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Laela and the Moonline by Lisa Perskie

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Sunset Route


Title: The Sunset Route

Author: Carrot Quinn

Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 9780593133286
Thoughts:  Quinn's life is so unlike mine, and that is why I read memoirs; however, a minor anachronism early on left me questioning everything.
Rating: 3/5

Rings on Her Fingers


Title: Rings on Her Fingers

Author: ReGina Welling

Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Very fun paranormal romantic mystery, but there was head-hopping some of the explanation had me scratching my head.
Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Four Winds

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Title: The Four Winds

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: 9781250317247
Thoughts:  Hannah is at the top of her game with this heart-wrenching yet hopeful tale of a family trying to survive the dust bowl.
Rating: 5/5

Monday, July 25, 2022

The Shadows Between Us


Title: The Shadows Between Us

Author: Tricia Levenseller

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781250189967
Thoughts:  A very compelling, well-developed fantasy that can easily stand alone.
Rating: 4/5

Friday, July 22, 2022

The Evening Hero


Title: Whisper Down the Lane

Author: Marie Myunk-Ok Lee

Publisher: Simon Schuster
ISBN: 9781476735078
Thoughts:  Gripping fiction about a Korean doctor attempting to live the American Dream, but haunted by his past.
Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Whisper Down the Lane


Title: Whisper Down the Lane

Author: Clay McLeod Chapman

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683692157
Thoughts:  Great premise, but the psychological horror needed to be ramped up a few notches.
Rating: 3/5

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Two Nights in Lisbon

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Title: Two Nights in Lisbon

Author: Chris Pavone

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: 9781250856302
Thoughts:  Decent suspense, but a tad predictable.
Rating: 3/5

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Friday, July 15, 2022

Black Cake


Title: Black Cake

Author: Charmaine Wilkerson

Publisher: Ballantine
ISBN: 9780593358337
Thoughts:  Beautifully layered novel told in quick bursts.
Rating: 5/5

Tuesday, July 12, 2022



Title: Homegoing

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
ISBN: 9781101947135
Thoughts:  Intense, beautiful, and sometimes overwhelming saga of a family divided by slavery.
Rating: 5/5

Monday, July 11, 2022



Title: Dolly

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553569490
Thoughts:  I know Brown was trying to bring Dolly Madison to life, but this was just too dry for fiction.
Rating: 2/5

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sea of Tranquility

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Title: Sea of Tranquility

Author: Emily St John Mandel

Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: 9780593552001
Thoughts:  Aside from the beginning being a little slow, this is an interesting time travel novel that deals with the paradox is a unique way.
Rating: 4/5

Friday, July 8, 2022

The Shark


Title: The Shark

Author: Mary Burton

Publisher: Montlake
ISBN: 9781503934474
Thoughts:  Strong police procedural that did not need the romance.
Rating: 4/5

Monday, July 4, 2022

This Close to Okay

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Title: This Close to Okay

Author: Leesa Cross-Smith

Publisher: Grand Central
ISBN: 9781549119804
Thoughts:  Very moving story about two people finding each other at the moment they needed to.
Rating: 4/5