Delicate, Edible Birds by Lauren Groff

Jane’s Pick: Delicate, Edible Birds by Lauren Groff Ortolan – a small beautiful songbird that people eat whole in one bite. Diners traditionally cover their heads with their napkin while eating the delicacy to hide the shame and gross reality of eating something so beautiful whole, crunching on bones, swallowing fat, entails, and feet –…

The Last Wish

                                                Bob’s Pick: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski This book was very enjoyable. Like many other good books, it could be read at many different levels. It is multi-layered like a delectable campfire S’mores, alternating events chapter by chapter to offer the reader morsels of crisp reality followed by rewards of tasty insights and…

Impossible Music

Rebecca’s Pick: Impossible Music by Sean Williams Simon Rain is a musician. A budding rock star, if you will.He’s got the guitar. He’s got the clothes. He’s got the long hair. But one thing he doesn’t have: the ability to hear music. Not anymore. Simon woke up one morning and he couldn’t hear anything. He…

Love and Other Words

Cori’s Pick: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren Back in early August I reviewed Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners.  It was the perfect beach read with lots of much needed laughs.  So naturally, I picked up a few of her other titles including this one and fell in love with Christina Lauren all over again! …

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Jane’s Pick: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaI love gothic everything, so this title made me pick it up immediately – and, wow, the book did not disappoint. The book builds slowly at first, but, please, keep on reading – as you will be rewarded with a dark and twisty tale that will have you on…

One of Us Is Lying

Cori’s Pick: One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus I came across this title as it was being compared to The Breakfast Club movie of 1985.  I’m a product of the ’80s so, SOLD!  (also, I just noticed that The Breakfast Club is rated R….it’s been a minute since I last watched it but…

Dominicana

Cori’s Pick: Dominicana by Angie Cruz Dominicana is the third novel by Angie Cruz and was shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction.  By the end, you’ll easily see how this beautiful but heartbreaking work has earned the prestigious award. Set in 1960s Dominican Republic, Ana Canción’s fierce mother has a plan to get…

A Happy Catastrophe

Sara’s Pick: A Happy Catastrophe by Maggie Dawson Severely burned in a fire while trying to save her, Patrick continues to deal with the death of his former fiancée. Still self-conscious about his severely burned face and hands, he is resistant to Marnie’s desire to have a child, believing he’s too awful to look at. Then a…

Matchmaking for Beginners

Sara’s Pick: Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson Two weeks into her marriage and Marnie discovers it’s a big mistake. Which is what her soon-to-be-ex, Noah, told her on their wedding day.  Then his feisty, matchmaking great aunt Blix passes away, leaving Marnie her brownstone building in New York with the stipulation that she lives…

The Unhoneymooners

Cori’s Pick:  The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren I’m at a weird point in the year where I just keep telling myself everything is fine.  We’re all okay.  It’s fine.  I must not be totally convinced though because I’ve read about 5 cheesy romance books back-to-back, which is not ‘normal’ for me but hey, right on…