Friday, December 30, 2022

Dream Girl


Title: Dream Girl

Author: Laura Lippman

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9780062390158
Thoughts: Very interesting culmination, but the twists felt off, and I seem to have lost a few threads from the start to finish.
Rating: 3/5



Title: Election

Author: Tom Perrotta

Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425167281
Thoughts:  While I enjoyed the almost mockumentary style, I feel like the book seemed more scandalous when it came out than it does today.
Rating: 3/5

We All Want Impossible Things


Title: We All Want Impossible Things

Author: Catherine Newman

Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780063230897
Thoughts: A raw yet often humorous story about grieving and dying.
Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Other Birds


Title: Other Birds

Author: Sarah Addison Allen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250019868
Thoughts: Another great work of magical realism from Allen that explores families of all varieties, including those no longer living.
Rating: 4/5

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Stacking the Shelves: 12/4-12/24

Received from Owl Post:


Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer

The Glare by Margot Harrison


Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power 


Bought on Amazon:


Good Sh*t by Julia Blohberger & Roos Neeter

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The Kingdom of Back


Title: The Kingdom of Back

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  I really enjoyed the historical fiction aspect of this book, but I had trouble giving into the fantasy, although the author's note at the end offered explanation for some of the things that were hanging me up.
Rating: 3/5

If I Survive You


Title: If I Survive You

Author: Jonathan Escoffery

Publisher: MCD
ISBN: 9780374605988
Thoughts:  Escoffery has a unique voice that really draws the reader in, even as he plays with styles among these connected short stories.
Rating: 4/5

Monday, December 19, 2022

Six of Crows


Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  This book was just a very average read for me - nothing stood out in either direction.
Rating: 3/5

Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Guncle


Title: The Guncle

Author: Stephen Rowley

Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Heartfelt and hilarious story of an uncle and his niece and nephew learning to live with grief.
Rating: 4/5

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Sisters First


Title: Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Author: Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush

Publisher: Blackstone Audio
ISBN: 9781478996460
Thoughts:  Enjoyable, but despite the title, this still seemed very superficial; definitely does as poignant as Everything Beautiful in Its Time.
Rating: 3/5

Monday, December 5, 2022

Demon Copperhead


Title: Demon Copperhead

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9788212037273
Thoughts:  A modern retelling of David Copperfield that will haunt the reader with its rawness and humanity.
Rating: 5/5

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Stacking the Shelves: 11/20-12/3

LibraryThing Early Review:
Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble by Carolyn Oliver


The Good Widow by Jennifer Katz

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Stay True


Title: Stay True

Author: Hua Hsu

Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385547772
Thoughts:  This angst-ridden, melancholy, yet at times pretentious memoir really captures the feel of Hsu's formative years, but those qualities can also make it unattractive.
Rating: 3/5

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater


Title: Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater

Author: Dana Simpson

Publisher: Andrews McMeels Publishing
ISBN: 9781449489816
Thoughts:  Fun full-length tale about true friendship.
Rating: 4/5