recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader


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Review: The Wife Between Us

Review: The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen   Vanessa and Nellie are two women who share the same man. Or are they? Vanessa, the first wife. Shrunken to nearly half her size due to stress and emotional pain, she can barely make […]

Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren

Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren

Roomies by Christina Lauren When Holland Bakker made her weekly (and completely out of her way) trek down to the subway station that evening, she certainly wasn’t expecting to leave with a broken arm. All she’d wanted to do was catch another surreptitious glance at […]

Recommendation: Threads

Recommendation: Threads

Threads by Ami Polonsky   When young Clara entered the mall on that swelteringly hot day, yearning for the coolness of the air conditioning and something to take her mind off of the loss of her older sister, she didn’t expect to leave feeling changed. […]

Review: A Secret History of Witches

Review: A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan   It was a night shrouded in dense clouds in the year 1821 when the grizzled and gray Ursule Orchiére realized that her family was not safe. Urging her granddaughters and their husbands along a gritty path […]

Recommendation: The Perfect Stranger

Recommendation: The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda   Running from a sketchy past as a journalist in the crisp confines of Boston, Leah Stevens is searching for a fresh start. Things turned ugly when she went too far on a story concerning suicides at the local […]

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Renata (Forbidden Love) by Jay Morati   Perfect strangers . . . or something more? Carmine can’t seem to get the pretty brunette bank teller out of his head. The woman’s cheery smile and graceful movements have cemented a place of near worship inside of […]

Recommendation – The Girl on the Train

Recommendation – The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins   There are books in every library that are bought or brought home simply because they are “that book everyone is talking about.” The Girl on the Train was one of those books for me; I’d never heard of […]

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar by Nabila Fairuz   Captain Shelly Manhar is courageous and cheeky, but she’s also cautious. Her past haunts her like the lingering scent of briny fish on the deck of her ship, The Untamed. Holding her emotions in check […]

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians By Kevin Kwan   Rachel Chu is a Stanford-educated economics professor at NYU who loves spending her weekends browsing shops along the cluttered New York sidewalks and grabbing a coffee with her pop-star-handsome boyfriend, Nicholas. They spend Friday nights in bed, laptops […]

Review: Refugees

Review: Refugees

Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Volume 1) by R. A. Denny ” ‘In the last days, when the new star glows in the skies; Out of the depths of the rocks we call. Hear our cries! As earth’s secrets unfold, he who sleeps will arise; […]