Review: Red by Jed Alexander

I realized it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a children’s book. We’re in that fun phase where Middle Brother wants the same books over and over, so it’s been a while since I’ve read a new one. Red actually isn’t new. We’ve had it four a year or more. We enjoyed it for a […]

Review of The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Christmas Boutique is the 21st book in a series, but don’t let that scare you off. I have read zero of the other books, and I liked it just fine. I listened to this one as a digital audiobook. I have no particular feelings about the narration. It was fine. I don’t feel like […]

Review of Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

I listened to this as a digital audiobook. A note on the narrator: Her voice kind of annoyed me at first. It’s a bit growly. But as the story goes on, it suits Chloe’s character, so I started to appreciate it. Beyond that, I adored this book. It is raunchy and hilarious in that British […]

Review of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I read these books back-to-back, and I assume most people know the general plot, so I figured I’d review them together. I know I’m incredibly late to the game on The Handmaid’s Tale, but I was curious about The Testaments, so I figured I’d better read the first one. As a disclaimer, I haven’t watched […]

Review of Highfire by Eoin Colfer

I really knew nothing about this book before I started listening to the audio, except that my store took part in a cover reveal campaign. I’ve also never read Eoin Colfer before, so this whole thing was an adventure for me. I listened to the digital audiobook of Highfire. A note on the narrator: He. […]

Review: We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

I listened to We Met in December as a digital audiobook. The narrator has a delightful British accent. I wanted to listen to the whole thing curled up on the couch with a fuzzy but slightly itchy (I don’t know why, but that’s what I pictured) blanket and a cup of tea. This is not […]

Review: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a review, and I apologize. Let me open this one by saying that while I’ve met the author a couple of times and hearing him speak at conventions always gets me fired up for bookselling, for some reason this is the first book of his I […]

Review: Faker by Sarah Smith

I loved this debut rom-com. If you like fun, this book is for you. In Faker, we follow heroine Emmie into her job in a male-dominated industry, where she has a particular problem with one coworker specifically- our hero, Tate. There are all the misunderstandings and mishaps you expect in a romantic comedy. My favorite […]

Review: Heiress Gone Wild by Laura Lee Guhrke

This was my Mommy Book Club read for this month. Apparently, we’ve got some historical romance lovers in that group, and it’s making me appreciate the subgenre more. Having read a few historicals lately, I’ve gotten used to some quirks of the genre. For one, the heroine is almost always a forward-thinking woman trying to […]