“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

“In the far corner, a simple but pretty inmate holds a sleeping toddler and talk…

“In the far corner, a simple but pretty inmate holds a sleeping toddler and talks to an older woman visitor while picking at a bag of nacho-flavor Doritos.” 💙 • What a thrilling debut by ahkim.writer ! It’s a suspenseful domestic drama and it’s full of secrets, sacrifice and family. It definitely had me guessing … 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