We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange @tracey_lange @CeladonBooks #fiction #contemporaryfiction #literaryfiction #bookbloggers #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Guilt, Secrets, Trials & Tribulations.  Life in an Irish Catholic Family.   Five years ago, Sunday Brennan fled her family, friends, and her significant other Kale, in New York and moved to Los Angeles.  She has been running ever since.  The morning she wakes up in an LA hospital after crashing her car intoContinue reading “We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange @tracey_lange @CeladonBooks #fiction #contemporaryfiction #literaryfiction #bookbloggers #bookcommunity”

No Hiding in Boise by Kim Hooper @KimHooperWrites @Dreamscapeaudio @NetGalley #fiction #mystery #characterdrivenfiction

Kaceey’s Review: One of my favorite audios of the year!🤩  A mass shooting at a popular, local bar in Boise. That’s right, Idaho! Where violent crime isn’t supposed to be and has never been front and center. And without warning… there it was.  Cleverly told from multiple perspectives. Giving you a front-row seat, experiencing theContinue reading “No Hiding in Boise by Kim Hooper @KimHooperWrites @Dreamscapeaudio @NetGalley #fiction #mystery #characterdrivenfiction”

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney #sallyrooney @librofm @MacmillanAudio #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: What can I say?:  Sally Rooney has something that I don’t believe that many other authors have and what is even more spectacular is that she can put it down on paper.  She has a deep, innate understanding of life, love, friendships, and relationships, and that is intangible.  “Beautiful World, Where Are You”Continue reading “Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney #sallyrooney @librofm @MacmillanAudio #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer”

What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins #joannetompkins @riverheadbooks #characterdrivenfiction #libraryloan #audiobook #fiction #literaryfiction #mystery #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: A Gripping, Raw, Character-Driven Story about Loss, Grief, and Forgiveness. A murder-suicide of two teenaged boys. Two families rocked to their core. A pregnant teenage girl, who appears out of nowhere.   Jonah and Daniel seem like best friends. Then one takes the life of the other, for reasons unknown. This tragedy both connectsContinue reading “What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins #joannetompkins @riverheadbooks #characterdrivenfiction #libraryloan #audiobook #fiction #literaryfiction #mystery #bookreview”

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult @jodipicoult @randomhouse #fiction #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #bookbesties

Susanne’s Review: Cue the tears. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult: A novel I thought I was prepared for.. and it kicked me in the gut anyways.  In ways I never imagined possible. Covid. This novel centers around Covid and it’s as real as it gets. If this book is on your to-be-read shelf,Continue reading “Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult @jodipicoult @randomhouse #fiction #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #bookbesties”

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy @CharMcConaghy @MacmillanAudio @NetGalley #suspense #thriller #fiction #wolfpacks #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: A story of love, if there ever was one.  Love of nature, vivid and true.  The love between sisters, family, and friends and a love and respect for animals.  Inti has a deep and abiding connection to many things, her sister Aggie, the wolves, and nature.  This is partially due to Mirror-Touch Synesthesia,Continue reading “Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy @CharMcConaghy @MacmillanAudio @NetGalley #suspense #thriller #fiction #wolfpacks #bookreviewer”

Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno @annabruno @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: In the span of an evening, lives and losses unfold, quietly, memories spilling forth, some beautiful, heartfelt, warm, just like a soft chenille blanket, while others are gut-wrenching, painful and destructive, like a bar glass filled with bourbon, shattering to the floor spilling liquor and bits of glass everywhere as far as theContinue reading “Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno @annabruno @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer”

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro @KazuoIshiguro6 #fiction #literaryfiction #sciencefiction #fantasy #dystopia #bookreviewer #bookblogger #AI

Susanne’s Review: Klara, I simply do not know how to express my love for you.   Though you are an AI, you are the epitome of what it means to be human.  Kind, caring, thoughtful, intuitive, insightful, observant, and benevolent, you are everything we should strive to be and more. Klara is an AF, anContinue reading “Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro @KazuoIshiguro6 #fiction #literaryfiction #sciencefiction #fantasy #dystopia #bookreviewer #bookblogger #AI”

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski #bukowski #literature #fiction #classics #bookreviewer #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Dysfunction that Breaks the Heart Ten Times Over.  Knowing, however, that You Can Break Free from the Chains. Ham on Rye: My first read by Charles Bukowski, came highly recommended. A semi-autobiographical coming of age story about a young man named Henry Chinaski. There is angst, desperation, dysfunction, heartache, and pain and thenContinue reading “Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski #bukowski #literature #fiction #classics #bookreviewer #bookblogger”

The Book of Magic (Practical Magic, #2) by Alice Hoffman @ahoffmanwriter @simonschuster @netgalley @edelweiss_squad #fiction #literaryfiction #magicalrealism #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Alice Hoffman, you have surpassed my wildest expectations!   With The Book of Magic, the fourth book in the magic series, Ms. Hoffman has accomplished what I consider to be an impossible feat.  Writing a final installment, that is, in my opinion, better than all prior books in the series.   I adored The RulesContinue reading “The Book of Magic (Practical Magic, #2) by Alice Hoffman @ahoffmanwriter @simonschuster @netgalley @edelweiss_squad #fiction #literaryfiction #magicalrealism #bookreview”