Book Review: A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewTitle: A Lover’s DiscourseAuthor: Xiaolu GuoPublisher: Grove PressPublication Date: October 23, 2020ISB: 9780802149527 Synopsis from Goodreads:A Chinese woman moves from Beijing to London for a doctoral program-and to begin a new life-just as the Brexit campaign reaches a fever pitch. Isolated and lonelyContinue reading “Book Review: A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo”

Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Just Last NightAuthor: Mhairi McFarlanePublisher: William MorrowPublication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 9780063036857 Synopsis from Goodreads:Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday night bar trivia isContinue reading “Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane”

Review: If I Fall, If I Die

Title: If I Fall, If I Die Author: Michael Christie Publisher: Hogarth, The Crown Publishing Group Publication Date: January 13, 2015 ISBN: 9780804140805 Synopsis from Goodreads: Will has never been to the outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never gotten to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely lovingContinue reading “Review: If I Fall, If I Die”

Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Title: How to Build a Girl Author: Caitlin Moran Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780062335999 Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time LadyContinue reading “Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran”

Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

*I received my copy of Glory O’Brien on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. * Title: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future Author: A. S. King Publisher: Little, Brown Books Date Published: October 2014 ISBN: 9780316222723 Synopsis from Goodreads: Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities–but not for Glory, who has no planContinue reading “Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future”

Review: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

 Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night Author: Heather O’Neill Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Publication Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9780374162665  Synopsis from Goodreads: Nineteen years old, free of prospects, and inescapably famous, the twins Nicholas and Nouschka Tremblay are trying to outrun the notoriety of their father, a French-Canadian Serge Gainsbourg with a genius for the absurd and for winding up in prison.Continue reading “Review: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night”

Review: This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

 Title: This One Summer Authors: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki Publisher: First Second Publication Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9781626720947 Synopsis from Goodreads: Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she neverContinue reading “Review: This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki”

Review: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 by Kurtis J. Weibe

   Title: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 Author: Kurtis J. Weibe and Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Image Comics Date Published: September 2012 ISBN: 9781607065821  Synopsis from Goodreads: A coming of age tale told through the eyes of a group of French orphans during World War 2 who are saved by a brave and daring American boy named Peter.Continue reading “Review: Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 by Kurtis J. Weibe”

Review: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

 Title: The Interestings Authors: Meg Wolitzer Publisher: Riverhead Books, published by the Penguin Group Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 9781594488399  Synopsis from Goodreads: The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these charactersContinue reading “Review: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer”

Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Advanced copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Title: We Are the Goldens Author: Dana Reinhardt Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Publication Date: May 27, 2014 ISBN: 9780385742573  Synopsis from Goodreads: Nell knows a secret about her perfect, beautiful sister Layla. If she tells, it could blow their world apart.When Nell and Layla wereContinue reading “Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt”