Adult Fiction book review

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors is set for a release date of August 9, 2016 by Macmillan. Previously released in the UK, it was an instant bestseller. After binge reading it all in one evening, I can certainly understand why! Jack and Grace are the perfect newlywed couple. He's a gorgeous, wealthy, high-profile attorney who stands up for… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Adult Fiction book review

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Truly, Madly, Guilty will be released on July 26, 2016. This is a story of a simple backyard cookout between three families, neighbors and friends, - 6 adults, 3 children, and dog. What could possibly go wrong? From the very beginning of the story, it's clear to the reader that something very bad happened at… Continue reading Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Adult Fiction book review

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl will be published on June 21, 2016. Vinegar Girl is a quick read, and a humorous, modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic, The Taming of the Shrew. Kate Battista, the shrew of the story, is a young woman living under the same roof as her teenage sister, Bunny, and her scientist father who spends much of his time… Continue reading Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Adult Fiction book review

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

This story alternates between 1919 San Francisco and 1960's Napa, California. In 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is holding on to a dream that her long lost love, David, is still alive somewhere. David has been missing since the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, when it ripped Vivien's home and entire world apart. Vivien… Continue reading The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

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

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

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 Grown Ups by Robin Antalek

This was a great book. It follows the lives of Bella, Sam (male), and Suzie from the time they are 15 until they have reached adulthood. The story switches back and forth between the characters, giving the reader glimpses of each as they grow older and experience love, loss, marriage, children, etc. The author does… Continue reading The Grown Ups by Robin Antalek