Recommended by a book friend so purchased and started immediately. A few chapters in and so good so far! 🌟
One of my new favorite ornaments added to my collection this year 💗📚
This is a must read for anyone who has listened to the podcast, “Over My Dead Body” season 1. The mother of the murder victim profiled in that podcast tells her story for the first time publicly. It‘s moving, raw and personal. There was a bit of repetition, but overall it was compelling and honoring to the life of her son, Dan Markel. It‘s a window into trial life for the family of murder victims which we don‘t often get. Highly recommend.
Well this one started out pretty good, but by the end I just wanted it to be over 😬 Angelika got on my nerves at certain parts of the book. Other parts felt like the author left out key points and we were left to fill in the blanks on our own as to how a character got from point a to point b. I read this for a #bookclub and it ended up being a 2⭐️ book for me in the end. 🤷🏻♀️
Read this one on my kindle in just a couple of days. I‘m loving Sally Hepworth‘s writing! This is the second book of hers I‘ve read recently and it‘s another 5⭐️ read for me. I loved how she did both of these characters and again I feel like her storytelling is so true to life. She has a knack for capturing small details and putting them on the page to build her stories.
This book was quite something. I‘m still not totally sure how I feel about it. Recommend by Bookmarks bookstore in NC for the Currently Reading podcast indie press list.
Finished this book recently and it was a worthwhile read. I felt like there was some repetition toward the end, but each chapter leading up to that was succinct and kept me interested. 4⭐️
I read this for a #bookclub and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would! There‘s a lot about managing a family with kids and it‘s definitely geared to neurotypical and traditional husband/ wife families, but I still took lots of tips for my boyfriend and I to live together (as evidenced by some sticky tabs). It was a great conversation starter for he and I about how we manage our joint household. 4⭐️
Currently reading on my kindle. So maddening and such an important piece of journalism.
I borrowed this one from the library since I wasn't sure how much I'd like it. I read a good amount of true crime so I was skeptical about reading a novel about a serial killer on death row. Ultimately, I did find this book to be very good. It is definitely literary fiction which won't be for everyone. It was gritty and some parts were rough. Also, the author kept referencing the smell of character's breath. I could do without that! 4 ⭐
Beach reading ☀️I couldn‘t put this one down! I didn‘t care for the author from the beginning, but he grew on me. The case is fascinating. The chapters are short. I liked all the small connections explored by Renner. Must read for true crime fans. 5⭐️
I was so excited to get an #ARC of this book on #NetGalley! I‘m a huge fan of The Challenge. It‘s one of the only shows I‘ll watch real time as it airs each week so I was thrilled for a deep dive book! However, this was more of a magazine article about each person profiled turned into one book. I enjoyed it, but it left me wanting more. I was hoping for a deep dive on the show itself, production, scandals, etc. 3⭐️ Pub Date: 10/25/2022
I love the author‘s stated mission: end workplace harassment in her lifetime. Bold and necessary. I highlighted a lot of passages in the book. It‘s written in a format I‘m seeing more of lately - memoir + tips and tools. The resources at the end of the book were excellent too. Thank you #NetGalley and #IndigoRiverPublishing for the ARC! #MoreThanWords
The description of this book on #NetGalley drew me in immediately. It met my expectations and I‘d absolutely read more of this genre. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in true crime, police procedures, homicide investigations, and memoir. If you‘re a fan of Law & Order: SVU, I would put this on your must-read list. Thank you NetGalley and Dundurn Press for providing this book for review consideration! 4⭐️
Love this audiobook version! I have the hard copy as well. As a fan of The Office and the Office Ladies podcast, this was an obvious 5⭐️ read for me. I loved the last few chapters the most since it was generally all new content for me. Highly recommend!
This book was so fun! 💗 I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely read more from Hazelwood! I picked up a copy at the train station because the copy I ordered for book club was unexpectedly delayed. Read about half of it on the train home and then finished the other half within a few short sittings. 4⭐️
My latest #romance read for bookclub. This one was a solid 3⭐️ for me. It took a while for the main characters to meet in person and then other parts felt rushed. There were a few exceptional lines that made me laugh, but on the other hand I had to suspend disbelief quite a bit for some plot points. Have you read this one and if so, what did you think?
Recently finished this #audiobook. Really enjoyed it even though it wasn‘t exactly what I expected. The title and subtitle makes it seem like it is a self-help type book, but I felt it started that way and went heavy into memoir territory. I enjoy memoirs so that worked for me overall. I started it on a dreary day, but listened on many spring and summer days. If you‘re a seasonal reader, save this one for Fall. 4⭐️
I could not put down this thriller! This is my second Nova Lee Maier book (pseudonym of Dutch bestselling author Esther Verhoef). I‘ve now ordered her other two books that have been translated to English. She‘s written several more that haven‘t been translated yet so hopefully someone is working on those too! This was 5⭐️
Well this was a fun romance! It came highly recommended by the romance bookclub I recently attended and it did not disappoint. It took me a few chapters to get invested, but then I was all in! And there were a few pop culture references I loved (hello Jurassic Park 🦖). So glad I read this one! 4⭐️
I loved this book! Had no idea Sy Montgomery had written so much in addition to The Soul of an Octopus and I‘ll be reading lots more of her backlist. Found this at the library and since I read it, I‘ve ordered a copy for my shelves. 5⭐️
This was an excellent book. It was well researched and compelling. Kessler painted such a strong picture of what it‘s like to go from inside prison walls to outside them and why it‘s so hard. Their stories were both heartbreaking and inspiring. I‘m so glad Kessler brought these life stories to the page. Highly recommend and I will absolutely read more by this author. Pub date 04/19/2022. #netgalley #freebylaurenkessler
One of my latest bookclub reads. It was interesting and kept me turning the pages! I‘d never heard of this amusement park in NJ before and the owner was quite a character! Enjoyed the book, but full disclosure, really don‘t like the cover 🙈 Read it on my kindle so the cover wasn‘t in front of me each time I went to read it. 4⭐️
Well, I didn‘t know if I‘d ever truly get around to reading this book on my shelf, but a favorite author and podcaster Laura Tremaine hosts a Stephen King Summer book club and this was the first selection this summer. It wasn‘t as scary as I thought it would be! But I still left it face down anytime I wasn‘t reading it SK is an amazing writer - the opening scene was so real. 💧 It feels like a huge accomplishment to have read this! 4.5⭐️
Freebie from Amazon. I liked the premise of this book, but the writing was really lacking to me. It felt like I was reading an adult book with sentences for middle schoolers. I liked that this one exposed me to a different culture and was different than most books I usually read. Unfortunately though only 2⭐️.
I read this as a buddy read with one of the Currently Reading podcast hosts and I‘m so glad I did. Had great discussions with some other CR listeners. I like to read things from perspectives other than mine. This was written from a Christian perspective and I think we need more books like this to speak up for ending gun violence from a religious perspective. 4⭐️
Read this one for a bookclub last month and it was so good! If you like to read true crime and enjoy visiting National Parks, this is a must read. The author does a great job detailing what happened surrounding the crime and the investigation. The fumbles and mistakes in the beginning of the investigation still have repercussions today. The author also does a great job explaining her connections to the victims and honoring them. 5⭐️
I was drawn to this book by the Korean characters and history. I fell in love with the main character right away. We get insight into his thoughts and feelings, and he‘s so endearing. There were a few pop culture references scattered throughout which were well done. Some of the historical elements were devastating, but the book was redeeming overall. Recommend! 4/5 ⭐️ Received an egalley from NetGalley. Thanks to the publisher Simon & Schuster!