44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton

File this one under "quirky" or "i needed a breather." I've been reading some pretty intense stuff lately. So when i reader that i respect raved about this i gave it a try. This book read like a night out with a friend. She gets drunky. And then regales you with tales of prior boyfriends.… Continue reading 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

A simple cons list - - weak heroine - instant connection - ridiculous villains - slut shaming It was like reading a book through a telescope - everything was tiny and distant. i need a more stable foundation for my characters - or i need to feel why they were so suddenly swept up and… Continue reading Confess by Colleen Hoover

Pucked Over by Helena Hunting

I like this series - brazen, ballsy and in-your-face. Hunting writes big, silly characters and puts them in ridiculous snicker-worthy situations. Plus this book was a good opportunity to catch up on the characters from the first two books. Story - pretty standard athlete-romance. He's a whore. She's just out of a relationship and gun-shy.… Continue reading Pucked Over by Helena Hunting

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Imogen is a 42-year-old magazine editor who, upon returning from medical leave, learns she's been usurped. Eve is a techy - determined to take the magazine into the online future. Imogen is startled and unsure. Eve is grasping and petty. All of this wrapped within the packaging of fashion. As i said - i should… Continue reading The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in A Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente

Do you ache for that scene in Willy Wonka when they enter the room made of candy? With the chocolate stream and the lollipop plants? Everything in gorgeous color. Everything a little...more. If that's your moment then this is your book. It's a YA fantasy book. Prolly most appropriate for 11-12 year old girls. And… Continue reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in A Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente

Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Richard Russo has written the great american novel. Steinbeckian in scope, story and characters. Writing without artifice, trick or pandering. He took simple words and simple characters, placed them carefully together, and created genius. Don Sullivan is a brilliant Everyman. Down on his luck with a self-destructive streak a mile wide. But Sully is buoyant,… Continue reading Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo