Book Review of The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles 368 pages Published: 2/9/21 by Atria Books Genre: Historical fiction ★★★ Amazon | B&N *Click on photos to view original source. ”Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family,…

Book Review of Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Survive the Night by Riley Sager 336 pages Publication date: 6/29/21 by Dutton Books ISBN: 9780593183168 Genre: Thriller ★★ Amazon | B&N *Click on photos to view original source. "It's November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana's in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a…

Short Book Review of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 496 pages Published: 8/4/20 by Random House ISBN: 9780593230251 Genre: Nonfiction — Social Justice ★★★★★ B&N *Click on photos to view original source. “The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives…

Book Review of The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 464 pages Published 2/6/18 by St. Martin's Press ISBN: 9781250165619 Genre: Historical Fiction ★★★★ *Click on photos to view source. "Alaska, 1974.Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man.…

Book Review of The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. 400 pages Published: 1/5/21 by G.P. Putnam's Sons ISBN: 9780593085684 Genre: Historical fiction ★★★★ B&N | Amazon *Click on photos to view original source. "A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in…

Book Review of The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare 371 pages Published: 2/4/2020 by Dutton Books ISBN: 9781524746025 Genre: Contemporary Fiction ★★★ B&N | Amazon The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and…

Book Review of Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1) by Talia Hibbert

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1) by Talia Hibbert 384 pages Published: 11/5/2019 by Avon ISBN: 9780062941220 Genre: Romance ★★★ Amazon | B&N “Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her…

Book Review of The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi – New All-Time Favorite!

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi 248 pages Published: 8/4/2020 by Riverhead Books ISBN: 9780525541608 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Amazon | B&N “What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew?One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s…

Book Review of Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Writers & Lovers by Lily King 320 pages Published: 3/3/20 by Grove Press ISBN: 9780802148537 Genre: Contemporary Fiction ★★★★ Amazon | B&N "Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked…

Book Review of The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang 654 pages Published: 8/6/19 by Harper Voyager ISBN: 9780062662637 Genre: Adult fantasy ★★★ Amazon | B&N *Click on photos to view original source "In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed…