★★★☆☆ Max Abbracciaventio, a biracial young woman living in New York with her adopted family, has made some questionable choices in her life. One of them was having an affair with an abusive married man 14 years her senior.
Category: Women’s Fiction
Recovering Alice by Catherine Morrison
★★★★☆ 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.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
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.
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
★★★★★ Elizabeth Zott is a chemist in the early 1960s, a time when it was unheard of for a woman to be in a lab. She receives so little support from the all-male research team at Hastings Institute that she has to resort to stealing beakers to keep her research going. Calvin Evans, the Nobel prize-nominated scientist whose lab Elizabeth pilfers, ends up becoming her romantic partner.
I Let You Fall by Sara Downing
★★★★☆ In I Let You Fall, Eve Chapman observes an emergency operation on a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury. When the bandages are removed, Eve realizes she was the person being operated on.
The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark
★★★★★ Julie Clark has done it again. She has written a completely captivating story about two traumatized women whose lives are intertwined. After reading and loving The Last Flight, I was prepared not to like this book (my June 2022 Book of the Month pick) as much, but I absolutely did!
The People We Keep by Allison Larkin
I read The People We Keep for my book club, which focuses on books with strong women characters and/or by women authors. Set in the mid-90s, this tale follows the story of April Sawicki, a 16-year-old girl from a small town who has been dealt a raw deal when it comes to family. After a … Continue reading The People We Keep by Allison Larkin
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
★★★★☆ I think I’m the last person on earth to read this book. I have seen it all over Bookstagram, the Twitter Reading Community, and my Goodreads feed. I am happy to report that it mostly lived up to the hype. I knew from reading Malibu Rising a few months ago that Reid is an … Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Waiting for Saturday by Catherine Morrison
5 stars Waiting for Saturday by Catherine Morrison I picked up a digital copy of this book because I was intrigued by the title – in some ways, aren’t we all “Waiting for Saturday” to come around? Based on the crushed red lollipop on the cover, I was expecting this book to be either a … Continue reading Waiting for Saturday by Catherine Morrison
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
5 out of 5 stars On the emotional evening of her father’s funeral, Lily Bloom meets a handsome stranger on a rooftop, and the two strangers have some shocking conversation. Fast forward a few months, Lily runs into the enigmatic Ryle Kincaid again, and the two cautiously embark on an intense relationship. Soon after she … Continue reading It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover