City of Girls
This is going to be a "love it" or "hate it" for most people. I think I fall somewhere toward the latter on this one, unfortunately.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
This was such a fun and sweet book! It is the perfect combination of sweet, sexy, hot, and heartfelt.
Spells for Forgetting
Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne YoungPublished by: Delacorte PressPublish Date: 2022Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Magical RealismHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis Emery Blackwood’s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. Years later, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence on the misty, remote shores of Saoirse Island and running the family’s business, Blackwood’s Tea Shoppe Herbal Tonics & Tea Leaf Readings. But when the island, rooted in folklore and magic, begins to show signs of strange happenings,…
Love on the Brain
The first thing I have to say about this book that isn't really about this book at all is that I have had that Rhianna song stuck in my head since reading the title of this one. Weeks, friends. Weeks. It's a good song, but I'm ready for something else LOL.
Sometimes I Lie
Sometimes I Lie by Alice FeeneyPublished by: MacMillan AudioPublish Date: 2017, audio 2018Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, SuspenseHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present,…
Next Year in Havana
...this was an easy entry into a difficult topic about a horrible part of history and a wake up call about present issues plaguing the country and how much hasn't really changed.
Every Summer After
Everyone and their mother seems to be reading this book. I keep seeing it pop up all over Bookstagram and when my guest host for book club in July suggested it, I was excited. I love a good brain candy read and this cover just gave me all the summer vibes. But ultimately, [unpopular opinion alert] this one was just okay for me.
The story kept me guessing right up until the reveal at the end, but I was disappointed and let down by the twist and the killer's motivations. It was mentioned in the book how the killer was almost theatrically going for the shock factor with the murders and the way the bodies were positioned. Seems to me that maybe the author was doing the same thing, but it just didn't hold water for me.
The only thing really carrying this story was Molly herself, but that was plenty for me, as I really liked her. For other people, it may not be enough, though. This is not a deep-thinking book. There's no pulse-pounding thrills, nothing too complex, just plain easy reading with a feel-good ending.
I See You
I have been on a real thriller kick lately, but some of the ones I have read have left me anything but thrilled. The premise of this one sounded super creepy, and wasn't what I was expecting at all!