We Begin At The End by Chris Whittaker @WhittyAuthor @HenryHolt @MacmillanAudio #bookreview #bookblogger #fiction

Susanne’s Review: My Cup Runneth Over and the Tears Spilled. While reading this book, I was overcome with intense emotion and extraordinary heartbreak. This is character-driven literary crime fiction about family, friendship, loss, and mystery that includes all of my favorite elements.  Dysfunction; grief, heartache; humanity; humor; love; loyalty, pain, regret, and unrelenting tragedy. It’sContinue reading “We Begin At The End by Chris Whittaker @WhittyAuthor @HenryHolt @MacmillanAudio #bookreview #bookblogger #fiction”

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy @CharMcConaghy #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Brilliant. Moving. Uncharted.  Franny Stone is a damaged woman who loves with abandon and yet leaves with nary a thought.   She is the keeper of deep dark secrets, who is on a mission.  To follow the last migration of the Arctic Terns from Greenland to Antarctica.   Dangerous, treacherous, and uncharted, Franny finds aContinue reading “Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy @CharMcConaghy #bookreview #bookblogger”

Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynksi @straczynski @GalleryBooks

Susanne’s Review: Brilliant, Heart-Wrenching and So Very Unexpected. A group of strangers come together for a road trip with only one destination: The end of the road.  For these strangers, either their lives didn’t turn out as they expected or things seem utterly hopeless and when an opportunity arises, to face the end together, theyContinue reading “Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynksi @straczynski @GalleryBooks”

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson

Susanne’s Review: Wonderful, Weird, and Beautifully Hypnotic. There are very few times when short stories capture my attention.  Often when reading a short story collection, I feel like I am “missing” something.  That quintessential piece of the puzzle or the ending that completes the story.  With “Tunneling to the Center of the Earth” however, thatContinue reading “Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson”

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Susanne’s Review: A Beautifully Written, Heartbreaking Novel! The year is 1921, the setting is Texas, during the Great Depression. Elsa is a young woman who has never known love. Ignored by her family, she yearns for a different life.  The first time a man pays attention to her, Elsa becomes wholly smitten.  That man isContinue reading “The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah”

And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman

Susanne’s Review: Fredrik Backman: You brought me to my knees. This novella had me sobbing, smiling, laughing and in bewildered awe of the beautiful words that you are able to write so melodically on a page. You capture emotion between characters so exquisitely. In this incredible novella, Grandpa and Noahnoah (his grandson) have a veryContinue reading “And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman”

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

Susanne’s Review: What happens when a teenage girl’s journal that includes all of her most personal thoughts goes missing?  Lots of heartbreak, a side of humor, and a whole lot of love.   Quinn is a High School Senior, filled with a little hope and a whole lot of fear. All of which she pours intoContinue reading “Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney”

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

Susanne’s Review: Just call it Love, Pure and Simple. “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King is the story of Casey Peabody, a 31-year-old woman who knows pain and defeat and knows it well.  A waitress and a struggling writer, Casey recently lost her mother and is $73,000 in debt due to exorbitant college loans thatContinue reading “Writers and Lovers by Lily King”

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Susanne’s Review: Atmospheric, Dark, Eerie, Fantastical and Mystical. When Alex Stern arrives at Yale University in New Haven, CT, her past is just one of the many things she simply cannot escape. The Grays are the other. Alex is quite special you see and that is why she is recruited. Alex has a very uniqueContinue reading “Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo”

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

Susanne’s Review: Absolutely Unreal. Affecting, Enthralling, Tragic, Traumatic. In a quiet picturesque community on Long Island, new residents from Brooklyn move in. As soon as they arrive, it’s immediately clear to the current residents of ‘Maple Street’ that the Wilde’s simply don’t fit in. Gertie is a former Pageant Queen and her husband Arlo, isContinue reading “Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan”