The Ensemble

Thank you to the lovely people at Riverhead Books for my copy of The Ensemble by Aja Gabel.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: The Ensemble
Author: Aja Gabel
Genre: Literary fiction
Pub date: May 15, 2018
Read if you like: The Gunners, Bel Canto, Mozart in the Jungle. Continue reading

Visible Empire

Thank you to the lovely people at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for my copy of Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Visible Empire
Author: Hannah Pittard
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pub date: June 5, 2018
Read if you like: learning about historical events you’ve (maybe) never heard of. Continue reading

The Incendiaries

Thank you to the lovely people at Riverhead Books for my copy of The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: The Incendiaries
Author: R.O. Kwon
Genre: Literary fiction
Pub date: July 31, 2018
Read if you like: The Girls, White Fur, Awayland, anything about cults. Continue reading

Florida

Thank you to the lovely people at Riverhead Books for my copy of Florida by Lauren Groff.  All thoughts and images are my own.

Florida is featured on my 2018 Summer Reading Guide (check out the guide here).

THE DETAILS:

Title: Florida
Author: Lauren Groff
Genre: Eerie Short Stories
Pub date: June 5, 2018
Read if you like: All the Names They Used for God, lots and lots of snakes, really good writing. Continue reading

TBR: Fourth of July Edition

Four days of vacation, five books… Seems about right?  I know it’s far more than I’ll get through during this vacation, but each is a different genre and I just couldn’t cut it down any further.

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June 2018

Each of the books I read in June, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For the memoir that will make you cry: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
  • For the one to keep you up at night: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  • For the whirlwind summer romance: When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
  • For the hauntingly beautiful short stories: Florida by Lauren Groff
  • For the worldwide adventure: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • For the chance to snoop through someone else’s inbox: Hey Ladies! by Caroline Moss & Michelle Markowitz
  • For when you want to indulge your inner romantic: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • For the rollercoaster read: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
  • For a reminder of what it was like to fall in love for the first time: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  • For the frustration of “why can’t they just work it out:” This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen

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NYC by the book: When Katie Met Cassidy

When Katie Met Cassidy is featured on my 2018 Summer Reading Guide (check out the guide here).

THE DETAILS:

Title: When Katie Met Cassidy
Author: Camille Perri
Genre: Rom-com
Pub date: June 19, 2018
Read if you like: You’ve Got Mail, The Assistants, This Love Story Will Self-Destruct.

When Katie Met Cassidy, one of the most fun rom-com reads of the summer, is a New York novel through and through.  Here is a guide to the real NYC spots visited in When Katie Met Cassidy.  Also, have no fear! No spoilers here. Continue reading