★★★★☆ Told solely through letters from the main character, Lucas Goodgame, to his Jungian analyst Karl, We are the Light focuses on the aftereffects of a mass shooting in a movie theater in the small town of Majestic, Pennsylvania. Lucas, who loses his wife, Darcy, in the massacre, develops a relationship with Eli, an 18-year-old … Continue reading We are the Light by Matthew Quick
★★★☆☆ Novelist Harriet “Harry” Reed has just gotten engaged to the handsome, charming Edward Holbeck. As the holidays and a major manuscript deadline approach, Harriet braces herself to meet Edward’s estranged family for the first time while keeping her career on track.
★★★★☆ Ruby Simon is a Yale-educated, happily married psychotherapist living in her hip hometown of Miami with her diabetic husband Jason and their two pets. One day she suddenly finds herself in an interrogation room accused of murdering Jason. Opening with a scene from when she was five, the book reveals Ruby’s murderous history through … Continue reading Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild
★★★★★ A wonderful, eclectic collection of ten compelling short works, Midnight Tales contains a mix of genres, including mythology, horror, and even a fairytale. Midnight Tales by Raven Kamali The collection can easily be read one or two at a time or consumed all at once. Like with any collection, there were some stories I … Continue reading Midnight Tales by Raven Kamali
★★★★☆ I love stories that play with the concept of time, and Gillian McAllister does this extremely well in Wrong Place Wrong Time.
★★★☆☆ Told in dual timelines, this historical fiction/mystery book follows the lives of the Preston family. In the early timeline, Genevieve and Robert, an American intelligence agent, are raising their three children in Bangkok.
★★★★☆ Book Lovers delivers exactly what we’ve come to expect from Emily Henry: the wittiest of witty banter, quirky characters who work in publishing in some fashion, and a will-they-or-won’t-they storyline.
★★★★☆ Equal parts romance and self-discovery, Recovering Alice tells the story of Alice Patterson’s struggle with alcohol addiction amidst a new relationship. Our main character meets Bob in a bar during a relapse and has to decide whether she can get her life back under control while dating someone new.
This literary fiction novel tells the story of Stella and Desiree Vignes, twins who grew up in Mallard, a small community in Louisiana. At 16, the twins run away to New Orleans together from home – a decision that ultimately leads them to live separate lives.
Sometimes you need a good mystery book! I found just that in this book by Benjamin Bradley, where three people vanish in The Punkhorns, an undeveloped forest on the edge of Brewster, Massachusetts.