“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

“She’d settled in on the couch, a bowl of peanut butter M&Ms (her mom’s old line…

“She’d settled in on the couch, a bowl of peanut butter M&Ms (her mom’s old line-learning reward system) on the coffee table, her script on her lap.” ❤️ • Had high hopes for this one. Such a unique read (queer Gothic horror?!) and I loved the dark humor in it but I did NOT know … Read more

Thanks to and for giving me the opportunity to join the fun in the ! This b…

Thanks to mystery.book.club jordys.book.club bostonbookfanatic and stmartinspress for giving me the opportunity to join the fun in the ! This book will be out January 5th,2021. I’ve started it and it’s already grabbed my attention- review to come! 💙 • Check out the synopsis: A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, Rachel Hawkins’s The Wife … Read more

“Ivy brought her coffee and croissant to the beach.” • I featured this book pr…

“Ivy brought her coffee and croissant to the beach.” 🧡 • I featured this book previously but came back to review this 5 star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! This was so good – suspenseful for sure because I felt like I held my breath for so much of this book. It’s kind of a dark coming of … Read more

“Mother doesn’t say anything, but begins peeling an orange as if it’s responsibl…

“Mother doesn’t say anything, but begins peeling an orange as if it’s responsible for all our family’s woes, juice squirting onto the tablecloth.” 🧡 • This was a super fast read for me and while it was a great October read for the creepy atmospheric setting, it was definitely more coming of age than anything … Read more

“When I shift, there’s the crunch of chips breaking and a bag crumpling, and sha…

“When I shift, there’s the crunch of chips breaking and a bag crumpling, and shards of Cool Ranch Doritos stab into my back.” 💙 • I definitely got Get Out vibes from this thriller about gentrification in Brooklyn, NY. Working in Oakland, CA I think this was a great social commentary on gentrification in general, … Read more

“There, we listened to admonition after admonition to stay in school, to stay ab…

“There, we listened to admonition after admonition to stay in school, to stay abstinent, and to stay away from drugs and alcohol. (The formerly incarcerated stopped by, with some frequency, to drive these points home via slideshows that ended with cookies and lemonade.)” 💙 • Read this back in Feb with the but lent it … Read more

“I’d dipped chips in salsa, trying to remember the last time a person had taken …

“I’d dipped chips in salsa, trying to remember the last time a person had taken this much interest in me.” ❤️ • It’s really really hard to rate this one because I could NOT put it down. When I wasn’t reading it, I was listening on audio (which was excellent) and it was so riveting. … Read more

“He admitted – sheepishly- that he’d been bitten by a cat the day before. It had…

“He admitted – sheepishly- that he’d been bitten by a cat the day before. It had been in some woman’s lap in the bakery where he was getting a scone and a cup of coffee.” ❤️ • This book was released yesterday and it feels super timely as the world is battling COVID-19 at the … Read more

“I’d slept right through my alarm, but still managed to get there by seven thirt…

“I’d slept right through my alarm, but still managed to get there by seven thirty, eating a blueberry muffin along the way.” 💙 • This was my first Diane Chamberlain book and I loved it!! Set in the 1940s and present day, it tells the story of two women and one art mural. Anna Dale … Read more