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 →

Such A Fun Age

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid This book has been getting lots of hype.  And I have to say, I was a little under-whelmed while I read it, but now I keep finding myself thinking about it after the fact (a sure sign of a good book). The Premise:  We have a privileged white... Continue Reading →

Montana 1948

Montana 1948 Technically a novella, this book packed a lot of story in just 175 pages.  The premise:  The narrator, David, is an adult, telling the story of the summer he was 12, living in Montana.  His father is the sheriff, his grandfather was previously the sheriff and his uncle is a doctor. It was... Continue Reading →

All We Ever Wanted

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin What chaos one photograph can cause.   The Premise: All it took was one inappropriate photo of a passed-out high-school student at a party to wreak havoc on the lives of all those involved. Lyla didn’t think she had drank that much, but ends up passed out at a... Continue Reading →

A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Family drama, humor and romance all wrapped up in one heart-warming story.   The premise: A.J. is a widower who lives alone above his bookstore. He is crotchety and set in his ways, but life has other plans.... Continue Reading →

The Gifted School

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger “Wise and addictive...a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class.”  -The New York Times Oh the drama… Four families, all vying to get their children enrolled in a new school for the gifted.  What could go wrong? It may not come as a surprise... Continue Reading →

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