recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 18+

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 […]

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: When The Serpent Bites

Review: When The Serpent Bites

When the Serpent Bites by Nesly Clerge   Fredrick Starks has fallen from grace. The descent was just as messy as it was cruel, and he’s got all the time in the world to contemplate his mistakes, now that he’s been shut away from the […]

Review: The Dirty Book Club

Review: The Dirty Book Club

The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison   There are a few things I dislike: Watching any season of American Horror Story without The Supreme Jessica Lange. A PSL with no whipped cream on top. Waiting for a new season of The Real Housewives of […]

Recommendation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Recommendation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson With autumn creeping into the periphery and bringing its cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes, I am personally looking forward to all the reading I’ll get done once October hits. The fall season brings lots […]

Review: All The Dirty Parts

Review: All The Dirty Parts

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler Cole is the boy your friends will warn you about. Handsome and athletic, with just the right amount of artsy thrown in, he’s every teenage girl’s dream — on the surface. But he’s starting to get himself a […]

Review: White Horses

Review: White Horses

White Horses by Alice Hoffman In Alice Hoffman’s spellbinding tale of a strange Southwestern family, the assumed chains of binding ties are challenged and left raw – all before eventually disintegrating into dust that rolls along the California hills. A distant and distrusting father figure, […]

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris) by Donnalyn Vojta When Kelly met the roughly handsome and intensely charming Mark, she was impressed with more than just his fancy education and the flashy job that came with a substantial paycheck. Mark Flannery was doting, seemed […]

Recommendation: Say No To Joe?

Recommendation: Say No To Joe?

Say No To Joe? by Lori Foster ” ‘Yes, Joe.” Then she smiled. “Saying yes to Joe Winston — it has to be one of the smartest things I’ve ever done.’ “ About ten years ago I was living in a small town that was […]