“‘Have some more of the tuna casserole. I certainly enjoy watching a young child…

“‘Have some more of the tuna casserole. I certainly enjoy watching a young child eat.’” 💚 • Wow this book was hard to put down. It was put on my radar after so many friends started raving about the Netflix series of the same name. I knew I’d want to read it first and I’m … Read more

“I know he’s talking about us, and what I said in the Boathouse, but the smell o…

“I know he’s talking about us, and what I said in the Boathouse, but the smell of peppermint lingers on his breath. ‘I know I was: peppermint kisses are delicious.’” 💚 • Another great holiday romance read that can be devoured in one sitting with a warm blanket and cozy socks on. I don’t always … Read more

“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels….

“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels.” 💙 • This definitely started out giving me John Green vibes but it ended up being more satisfying because for me, the characters of Violet and Finch felt a little more authentic to me- they had a little more dimension. … Read more

“We’d ordered pizza, and night was starting to fall, even though it was only din…

“We’d ordered pizza, and night was starting to fall, even though it was only dinner time.” 💙 • Creepy and atmospheric read. I mean, run down motels are the perfect creepy setting, right? This story is a dual timeline of an aunt who goes missing in the 80s and a niece in present day who … Read more

“There was a big bowl of dirty rice on the coffee table and white porcelain plat…

“There was a big bowl of dirty rice on the coffee table and white porcelain plates too.” 💙 • Great, classic mystery noir. Super atmospheric and you get all of the LA vibes in the 1940s. Mystery man offering money, missing woman, out of a job protagonist… this had it all! Black man searching for … Read more

“He tried eating his two favorite foods – McDonald’s chicken nuggets and macaron…

“He tried eating his two favorite foods – McDonald’s chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese- but couldn’t keep them down.” 💛 • This was a solid addition to the conversation about the opioid crisis in America. The subject matter is important and absolutely worth reading about and understanding. I like the human interest angle because … Read more

“He’d got dressed and made himself breakfast- a bagel with peanut butter.” • …

“He’d got dressed and made himself breakfast- a bagel with peanut butter.” 💙 • gmabookclub with another amazing pick this month ! I loved this one- it was a 5 star read for me! It made me laugh and cry and was the perfect cozy, wintery read. It has great characters, realistic relationships and challenges … Read more

“He touched the chicken again and licked his finger before he yanked the other l…

“He touched the chicken again and licked his finger before he yanked the other leg off, eating it until he had only the cracked, sucked pieces of bones left in his hand.” 💙 • Such beautiful writing that takes us into the story of the Nigerian-Biafran War in the 1960s. I honestly knew almost nothing … Read more

“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” • So many laye…

“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” ❤️ • So many layers to this book. The premise is Polly, an undocumented Chinese worker, goes to work at the nail salon one day and does not return. She has an eleven year old son, Deming, and this book explores what happens … Read more

“Her caramel brownies became the talk of the marquee.” • Perfectly delightful …

“Her caramel brownies became the talk of the marquee.” 💙 • Perfectly delightful holiday read! I love a good romance read during the holiday season and this one fit the bill. It’s set in a little town called Blexford in the UK and the small town setting just works for all the cozy feels. Quite … Read more