Star Fish

Star Fish by Lisa Fipps I don't often pick up Middle Grade books, but I made an exception for this because I have seen this title show up in multiple places, always being raved about. Since you are reading about it here, you can assume that I enjoyed it! The Premise: Elle is a fat... Continue Reading →

Spells For Forgetting

Spells For Forgetting by Adrienne Young This book has it all... romance, an unsolved mystery, magic and lots of family drama. The Premise: Emery and August were more than just high-school sweethearts, they were soul-mates. But one night, right before they are due to run away together, their close friend, Lily, is found dead. The... Continue Reading →

Mad Honey

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan There are so many reasons why I loved this book. I loved that these 2 author worked together to create a novel without the slightest disjointed feeling. I love that this story has the power to open minds and educate in a way that feels authentic.... Continue Reading →

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Why did I wait so long to read this book?  It has been on my bookshelf for a couple years now. I have heard it recommended by several bookish bloggers, yet when I would read they synopsis, I just wasn’t sure Historical Fiction about the Congo was going to... Continue Reading →

The Last Romantics

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin Oh the drama… The premise - with narration that alternates between now and the past as well as from different points of view, we learn the story of the Skinner family.  When dad dies, mom goes into a long depression which the children come to refer to as ”the... Continue Reading →

The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher I am a huge fan of another Pilcher book, Winter Solstice.  So when I heard someone mention that she is most known for her 1987 release, The Shell Seekers, I had to check it out. The Premise:  The story is centered around the family of Penelope Keeling, a loving... Continue Reading →

Garden Spells

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen I really enjoyed this slightly witch-y book.  I would describe the story as ‘The Language of Flowers’ meets ‘Practical Magic’. The Premise:  At the heart of this story is the Waverley family.  Claire still lives in the family home, tending the garden and using the flowers from the garden... Continue Reading →

Saint X

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin If you watch the news, you may have heard similar stories occuring in places such as Aruba and Myrtle Beach...disturbing tales of teenage girls gone missing from vacation locations. The Premise: Alison disappears on the last night of her family vacation on Saint X.  Alison is a college student, vacationing... Continue Reading →

The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell This was one of my 5BIGR (Books I’m Gonna Read) this winter.  I have been trying to read this book for months, but it keeps getting pushed to the side for book club reads and library checkouts.  I finally picked it up and whoa...I loved it! The Premise -... Continue Reading →

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