Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly … More Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: Delicacy by David Foenkinos

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Losing her beloved husband after only seven years of marriage, heartbroken widow Natalie steels herself against emotional attachments until she unexpectedly falls in for her offbeat, guileless co-worker, Markus, who represents the opposite of everything. Genre: Contemporary Fiction Setting: Modern day Paris My Copy Came From: I purchased a used paperback … More Book Review: Delicacy by David Foenkinos

ARC Review: The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: An exploration of domestic derangement, as sinister as Daphne Du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, that plumbs the depths of sibling rivalry with wit and menace. Oh, to be a Beloved—one of those lucky people for whom nothing ever goes wrong. Everything falls into their laps without effort: happiness, beauty, good fortune, … More ARC Review: The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley

ARC Review: The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Bestselling, beloved author of The Charm Bracelet spins a tale about a lost young woman and the family recipe box that changes her life. Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and in their pie shop, so she left with dreams of making … More ARC Review: The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

ARC Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college—and her new boss—in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Persuasion. Anne Corey is about to get schooled. An English professor in California, she’s determined to score a position on the … More ARC Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

Mini Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure … More Mini Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Mini Review: The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: From the #1 bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, an unforgettable new novel about lost love and second chances On the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local … More Mini Review: The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Two Books About Grief: A Monster Calls and My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming… This monster … More Two Books About Grief: A Monster Calls and My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry