4 star reads - Courtney

The Turn of the key by Ruth Ware

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish… Continue reading The Turn of the key by Ruth Ware

4 star reads - Courtney

(Arc) Reputation by Sara Shepard

  Aldrich University is rocked to its core when a hacker dumps 40,000 people's e-mails—the entire faculty, staff, students, alums—onto an easily searchable database. Rumors and affairs immediately leak, but things turn explosive when Kit Manning's handsome husband, Dr. Greg Strasser, is found murdered. Kit's sister, Willa, returns for the funeral, setting foot in a… Continue reading (Arc) Reputation by Sara Shepard

5 star reads - Courtney

The Stand by Stephen King

A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when… Continue reading The Stand by Stephen King

Book Reviews - Stacia, Discussion - Stacia

Awk-Weird (ARC) (Spoilers)

Factoid 1: I reviewed this book on Goodreads. Check it out here. Tess is such a lovable character. She is a strong woman who's had a bit of a darkened past that causes her to see everything as "temporary"; friends, happiness, relationships, everything. So when she ends up pregnant (a very not temporary situation), you'd… Continue reading Awk-Weird (ARC) (Spoilers)

3 star reads - Courtney

(AudioBook) Mini Review – Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central… Continue reading (AudioBook) Mini Review – Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

5 star reads - Courtney

(AudioBook) The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes… Continue reading (AudioBook) The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

3 star reads - Courtney

(AudioBook) After The Flood byKassandra Montag

  A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Stubbornly independent Myra and her… Continue reading (AudioBook) After The Flood byKassandra Montag

Book Reviews - Stacia

Six Goodbyes we Never Said (ARC) (Spoilers)

I DNF’d (did not finish) this book. Usually that’s a bad thing, but not in this case. This book was visceral, so real, so true, I couldn’t continue. *this book features characters who struggle with mental health issues. Please consider yourself before reading this work. I only got about 20% in, and in that small… Continue reading Six Goodbyes we Never Said (ARC) (Spoilers)

4 star reads - Courtney

(AudioBook) well met by Jen DeLuca

All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca. Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but… Continue reading (AudioBook) well met by Jen DeLuca

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(Audiobook) The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face,… Continue reading (Audiobook) The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides