Family

Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims

Thank you to the publishers and Edeleweiss for this eARC in exchange for my honest review. The title was too intriguing to ignore. I saw this and thought it was the funniest thing ever. I’m not a mother, but I know I’ve driven my mom crazy over the years. This would be the perfect way for me to get a…

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Family, Mystery/Thriller

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

So far, my experiences with Clare Mackintosh’s books have been positive. I absolutely loved I Let You Go, her debut novel. I See You, while not as intense of a thriller as her debut, was still a very good read. I went into this book with high expectations, wondering how twisted the story would get. Here is my review: Summary (Goodreads): The police say…

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Drama, Family

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

I have a penchant for finding disturbing stories. Most of the time, I love the stories despite their gruesome nature. I like the different perspectives that these novels give me about what it means to survive, and how a person can be affected by trauma. It’s also interesting to see how cruel or twisted someone can be. I picked up…

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Drama, Family, Mystery/Thriller

The Night Child by Anna Quinn

Don’t judge me but I selected this book because the cover was so intriguing and pretty. The premise was interesting, too, but I am definitely one of those people that go after books with pretty covers. I had an inkling of what I thought the story would be about … but I was completely taken aback when I started reading…

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Family, Mystery/Thriller

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

I received this novel as an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thrillers are one of my most-read genres, apart from fantasy. However, with my avid love for thrillers comes my high expectations; I’m always looking for books that will blow me out of the water and are distinct from the rest of the novels in…

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Contemporary, Drama, Family, Fiction

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

One of the things that drew me to this book was the number of comparisons it had to Room by Emma Donoghue. I absolutely adored that book. I was wondering if this novel would live up to that comparison… It most definitely did. Synopsis (Goodreads): Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing…

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Contemporary, Drama, Family

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I remember reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng with more than a little trepidation. I shy away from tragic stories because I absolutely hate turning into a sobbing mess. While that novel was definitely sad, it was well worth the effort because of the beautiful story it told. With that in mind, I decided to try this new…

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Family

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Thanks to Penguin Random House and the First to Read program for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Mental illness is a very important topic that I don’t think gets discussed enough. And even when it does, it is overly simplified. This novel spoke to me because of its emphasis on mental health and the toll it can…

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Family

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Thank you to Penguin Random House and the First to Read program for this ARC in exchange for my honest review. I don’t usually read books that are like this one. If I had to classify this into a genre, I would probably consider this a literary novel. However, I thought the premise was an interesting one, and worth reading.…

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Family, Mystery/Thriller

Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

Thank you to Penguin Random House and the First to Read program for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Sometimes, I forget the premise of a book. But instead of looking it up, I read it as is and try to figure out what the story is all about. I find that it makes the reading experience more…

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