The Testaments by Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood #dystopia #gilead #pearlgirls #handmaidstale #fiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: A Return to Gilead in “The Testaments”: It’s both Insightful and Frightening and it takes place 15 years after “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Who holds the power in Gilead?  It’s the Aunts of course! Why should I be surprised?  After all, Aunt Lydia is terrifying and she has more power than anyone else.   InContinue reading “The Testaments by Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood #dystopia #gilead #pearlgirls #handmaidstale #fiction #bookreview”

You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: “You Were There Too” left me feeling little until the very end and THEN finally, a tear escaped. A Case of Too Little Too Late. When a novel drags on with a storyline that seemed wholly far-fetched, such that I almost dnf’d it several times but kept on, and felt absolutely nothing untilContinue reading “You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview”

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides @CeladonBooks @MacmillanUSA #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Dark Academia at its Best or its Worst? Mariana is a Group Therapist, who is desperately trying to help others while dealing with her depression over the loss of her husband. Upon receiving a frantic phone call from her niece Zoe, who is at Cambridge, that a friend and classmate of hers hasContinue reading “The Maidens by Alex Michaelides @CeladonBooks @MacmillanUSA #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookcommunity”

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez @AuthorAbbyJim @GrandCentralPub #forever #romcom #fiction #bookreview

Kaceey’s Review: This was one of my most anticipated reads for this year! I absolutely loved the previous two books by this author and had been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for this newest release by Abby Jimenez. Maybe my expectations were too high? Maybe when you want something so badly itContinue reading “Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez @AuthorAbbyJim @GrandCentralPub #forever #romcom #fiction #bookreview”

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley @OakleyColleen #contemporary fiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Oh So Good! Jubilee Jenkins is allergic to humans.  As in if someone touches her skin, she could literally die. That in a nutshell caused Jubilee to hide from the world for 10 lonely years.   All this time, Jubilee’s mother has taken care of her financially but after her mother’s death, Jubilee isContinue reading “Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley @OakleyColleen #contemporary fiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookcommunity”

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead @colsonwhitehead #fiction #historical fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Utterly Gut-Wrenching! A fictitious novel about a real reformatory school in Florida that existed in the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys” broke my heart.  I think perhaps it broke the heart of everyone who read this book before me and I will hazard a guess that it will break the hearts ofContinue reading “The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead @colsonwhitehead #fiction #historical fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer”

Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #romance #audiobooks #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Swoon-Worthy Detective Daniel Rush from “Covet” gets his own story and it’s a doozy!  At the tail end of “Covet,” Detective Daniel Rush was shot and readers are left wondering what happened to him.  To say that gave me heart palpitations is an understatement!  (He was after all the best part of thatContinue reading “Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #romance #audiobooks #bookreview”

A Million Things by Emily Spurr @SpurrEmily @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #fiction #bookblogger #bookreview

Kaceey’s Review: All the stars ⭐️  I went into this read rather blind, as I do for most of my reads.   At first, I was shocked, wondering what I had signed up for. But intrigued enough to continue. Midway I was so captivated I could not put it down. Thinking about the characters any timeContinue reading “A Million Things by Emily Spurr @SpurrEmily @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #fiction #bookblogger #bookreview”

Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Beautifully Realistic, Honest & Heartbreaking!   If your marriage was devoid of intimacy or love, would you turn to another for comfort and companionship? That is the million-dollar question, isn’t it?!   For Claire Canton, the answer is yes.  When Claire’s husband Chris finds a new job after being unemployed for almost a year, itContinue reading “Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreview”

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers @garnetmorgue @parkrowbooks #contemporaryfiction #romance #mentalhealth #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Refreshing, Relevant, and Romantic! Grace Porter, or “Porter” as almost everyone calls her has been on the fast track her whole life, studying and working as hard as possible to get her Ph.D. and finally achieve greatness.  Her goal to be the best was drilled into her by her father, and nothing elseContinue reading “Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers @garnetmorgue @parkrowbooks #contemporaryfiction #romance #mentalhealth #bookreview #bookblogger”