Book Review // The Last Anniversary by: Liane Moriarty

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Title: The Last Anniversary

Author: Liane Moriarty

Publish Date: June 24, 2014

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Genre: Fiction/Women’s Fiction

Summary: Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one she let get away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie’s house on Scribbly Gum Island — home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery.

Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it’s about time she started making her own decisions.

As Sophie’s life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around — and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.

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Book Review // Granny is My Wingman by: Kayli Stollack


Title: Granny is My Wingman

Author: Kayli Stollak

Publish Date: October 15, 2013

Publisher: New Harvest

Genre: Nonfiction/Romance

Summary: At twenty-three, Kayli Stollak, like most starry-eyed twentysomethings, assumed that she and her boyfriend, Charlie, would be together forever. Besides a rockin’ sex life, they shared a passion for motorcycle adventures, hedonistic European music festivals, and wearing matching glittery spandex to the disco. What more could a gal ask for? She envisioned their love burning well into their sixties. And then he dumped her.
 
Heartbroken, Kayli turned to her seventy-five-year-old granny for support. And this ain’t no ordinary granny. Granny Gail is a ball-busting, sh*t-talking, gossipy yenta with an anecdote or piece of unsolicited advice for every situation. Granny didn’t sugarcoat the truth or let Kayli dwell on her failed relationship. No, Granny told her to cut the crap and snap out of it. Why didn’t Kayli give “one of those dating websites” a shot? With her ego on the line, Kayli threw the dare right back at her—if it was so wonderful, why didn’t single Granny join her in the world of cyber romance?
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Book Review // White Oleander by: Janet Fitch

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Title: White Oleander

Author: Janet Fitch

Publish Date: September 1, 2001

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Genre: Fiction/Contemporary

Summary: White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes–each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned–becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.


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Cover Reveal // She’s Powerful Trouble // The Foul and Fair Series by: Taylor Hartley

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She’s Powerful Trouble (The Foul and Fair Series), by Taylor Hartley

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“When Mariah Stark bit Shelley Stalling’s arm in eighth grade, the town of Wicker Creek noticed. Born under ominous circumstances, Mariah creates suspicion wherever she goes. The Mothers of her own Coven insist she possesses an evil power. And since her attempts to pull flowers out of the Earth or heal injuries instead kill fields of crops and produce third-degree burns, she believes them. Now, as Mariah navigates her senior year, Shelley seeks to finally reveal her for the witch she is. Such exposure could ruin the magical world—if Mariah doesn’t destroy it first.   

While Finn Shepherd may not have magical powers, he’s on his own path of self-destruction. Struggling to cope with his father’s death, he abandons his passions for swimming and sketching and seeks solace in drugs, pissing away his chances at graphic design school as he lashes out at the people who love him most. His tunnel vision blinds him—so he never sees Mariah coming.”

Currently Listening // The Last Anniversary by: Liane Moriarty

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My fifth book by Liane Moriarty. Her recent book just published and alas, I must wait till the weekend to go to the bookstore to purchase it. I love my weekends, but why do they have to be so far away from the work week? I do apologize for the lack of posting lately. I’ve been so tired and the soreness in my mouth from the wisdom tooth wasn’t helping either.

Anyway…

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Book Review // Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls by: Lynn Weingarten

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Title: Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

Author: Lynn Weingarten

Publish Date: July 7, 2015

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Genre: YA/Thirller/Mystery

Summary: They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide.

But June doesn’t believe it.

June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone else—before guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, binding them together like thin silk cords.

But one night a year ago, everything changed. June, Delia, and June’s boyfriend Ryan were just having a little fun. Their good time got out of hand. And in the cold blue light of morning, June knew only this—things would never be the same again.

And now, a year later, Delia is dead. June is certain she was murdered. And she owes it to her to find out the truth…which is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined. Continue reading “Book Review // Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls by: Lynn Weingarten”