Adult Fiction book review

Falling by Jane Green

Falling will be released on July 19, 2016 by Penguin Publishing Group. I've been a fan of Jane Green's quick witted humor and true-to-life family drama ever since reading one of her early novels, Jemima J. Falling is sure to be a summer hit, and a great beach read. This story was engaging, romantic, and… Continue reading Falling by Jane Green

YA book review · Young Adult

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

This is a heartbreaking, raw story of mental illness and how it can systematically unravel the bonds between a family. I wasn't sure what to expect from the story, but it was so much more than a young adult coming-of-age story. Of course, there is some young romance and dating involved, but poor Cassie was forced… Continue reading The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

Adult Fiction book review

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Here's to Us will be published on June 14, 2016 by Hachette Book Group. Deacon Thorpe, celebrity chef and well-known bad boy with a healthy appetite for living life to the fullest, has passed away unexpectedly at his summer cottage in Nantucket. Left behind are two ex-wives, his widow, and three children (one from each marriage).… Continue reading Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Adult Fiction book review

Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Family Tree will be published on August 9, 2016 by William Morrow. This is a perfect romantic story for Fall, set mostly in Vermont during maple sugar collection season. Finishing it on the first day of Spring made me long for Fall a bit. Anna Rush Harlow is living in Manhattan, enjoying married life and… Continue reading Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Adult Fiction book review

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

The bad news is that we have to wait until June 28th for this beauty to be published! The good news is that it is totally worth the wait! I love, love, LOVE this book. I'll try to do it some justice with my review. First Comes Love is filled with highly relatable family situations and candid conversations among… Continue reading First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

Adult Nonfiction · Autobiography & Biography · Memoirs

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

I normally do not read much non-fiction, but I'm fortunate to have read and enjoyed this memoir from the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi. Paul's writing is beautiful and his story is unforgettable. His passion for literature, neuroscience, the medical field, and living life fully shines through this memoir, written while he was terminally ill with lung cancer.… Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Adult Fiction book review

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Married for many years and with twins in their first year of college, Sarah and Jack Quinlan live a pretty normal life. Sarah feels like she knows her husband pretty well. However, when Jack's aunt Julia is in a tragic accident, Jack and Sarah make their first trip back to Jack's hometown of Penny Gate to… Continue reading Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Adult Fiction book review

Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Leave Me will be published September 6, 2016 by Algonquin Books. Leave Me is Gayle Forman's debut adult fiction novel. I've read all of her YA novels and loved them very much, my favorite being I Was Here. As it turns out, she is just as awesome with adult fiction as she is with YA fiction.… Continue reading Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Adult Fiction book review

The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons

The Song of Hartgrove Hall, written by Natasha Solomons, begins in post-WWII Britain in the 1940's. The story alternates between 1940s - 1960s Britain and present day, with the same family, the Fox-Talbots, inhabiting Hartgrove Hall. Hartgrove Hall itself has such a pivotal role in this story; the once stately, then crumbling, then restored once… Continue reading The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons

Adult Fiction book review

Two If By Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Two If By Sea will be published March 15, 2016 by Simon & Schuster. This book was intriguing, and while it kept my interest for the most part, at times I almost gave up on finishing it. In the end, I'm glad I finished it, but at times I wasn't sure where the story line… Continue reading Two If By Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard