You Think It, I’ll Say It

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld I have enjoyed Sittenfeld ever since I picked up her first novel Prep in 2005 and this latest book of short stories did not disappoint. You Think It, I’ll Say It is Sittenfeld’s first collection of short stories and I am amazed at how “big” she…

Still Life with Monkey

Sara’s Pick:  Still Life With Monkey by Katharine Weber This is the story of a young man, now a quadriplegic from a car accident, his wife and his helper, a tufted capuchin monkey named Ottoline. Architect Duncan and his co-worker Todd had gone to visit a construction site and when driving home were involved in…

America for Beginners

Cori’s Pick: America for Beginners by Leah Franqui An online summary describes this book as ‘…a funny poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream…’. My love for debut fiction made me reach for this book and the summary proved extremely accurate on all fronts. Pival…

All We Ever Wanted

Cori’s Pick: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin This is a story of how family and deep-rooted values can easily be overshadowed by money and privilege. Coming from modest and humble beginnings, Nina hardly recognizes her new life. Her husband made a fortune selling his tech business and their son Finch goes to the…

You Me Everything

Cori’s Pick: You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac You Me Everything is Catherine Isaac’s American debut.  If you’re headed out to the pool, beach, or lake – this is a great summer book to take along! Set in the French countryside, Jess sets off on an idyllic summer vacation with her son, William and a…

Still Me

Cori’s Pick: Still Me by JoJo Moyes I’ll be honest.  I’ve never been a huge fan of gushy love stories, however over the past couple of years, I’ve been more apt to reach for one.  I will say, I would consider the ‘romance’ books I tend to reach for to be  more quirky fiction than…

13 Reasons Why

Dallas’ Pick: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher After reading this book my first thought is simply, WOW! The writing in Jay Asher provides us with is absolutely amazing. The creativeness and emotion he demonstrated in his writing is one that is hard for a lot of authors to accomplish. Now if you are like…

The Good Daughter

Dallas’ Pick: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter The more adult thrillers I read the more hooked I become. I picked up the Good Daughter because I needed an audiobook to listen too while I was working on a few projects. It just happened to be on the shelf and I had no clue what…

The Identicals

Dallas’ Pick: The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand I started 2018 wanting to read more of a variety of books since I mostly stick to YA and Children’s. I picked this book up in playaway form because it looked interesting and reminded me of the parent trap movie. This book was nothing like the Parent Trap,…

Ginny Moon

  Cori’s Pick: Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig Another author debut novel  that I just couldn’t put down! Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig Ginny Moon is 14 years old and autistic.  (You can immediately tell that author Benjamin Ludwig had either done some major research OR that he himself has experience in working with special…