Taylor Jenkins Reid is a very popular author and I can see why. She truly has a knack for crafting evocative fictional memoirs of fictional famous people that feel so real. Last year I read Malibu Rising and this year I finally got around to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six.…
04/09/2019 | Penguin Publishing Group | 11 Hrs 7 Minutes
When We Left Cuba continues the story of the Perez family after they flee Cuba and seek refuge among Palm Beach’s wealthy elite. Eldest daughter Beatriz Perez has always been bold and unconventional. She isn’t one to sit around waiting for marriage and she soon begins a scandalous affair with a promising young politician (read: JFK) and is recruited by the CIA to kill Castro.…
10 Hours 18 Mins | Harper Collins | 03/02/2021
The Lost Apothecary was one of the first books I saw all over TikTok and decided to give the audiobook a listen. This book travels through time as an American tourist unravels the mystery of a nameless apothecary who dispenses poison and justice to women in need.…
414 pages | Simon & Schuster | Historical Fiction| Release Date: 04/24/18
It’s sort of fitting that I read this book at the end of the year because the end of this book was such a letdown. Bellwether is a blend of historical and contemporary fiction revolving around the Wilde Family and their lasting legacy in small-town Millbank, NY …
- Release Date: November 8th 2011
- Genre: Thriller
- Pages: 849
- Publisher: Scribner
I’ve always been intrigued by the cover of this book; one side shows a newspaper with Kennedy’s assassination as the headline and the other side has the same newspaper with a headline saying the assassination had been avoided. This book has had been sitting on my Kindle since it was on sale for 2.99 and after finishingA Thousand Pieces of You I was looking for a more complex alternate universe story and figured King could deliver.
Everything you need to know about this book can be summarized from the cover. Basically, high school teacher, Jake Epping, goes back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination. I think saying anything else would just get… complicated….
- Release Date: April 23 , 2013
- Pages: 496
- Genre: Historical Urban Fantasy
- Publisher: Harper
Hey, did you read Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus? Did you fall all over the magical aspects, charming side characters and nonlinear narrative? Well, I did and if you need something to fill that hole I highly suggest TheGolem and The Jinni. I grabbed this off my library’s Overdrive after seeing so many people reading it on vacation and it was just my kind of book.
Drenched in Kabbalah and Arabic folklore Wecker’s debut novel is the unlikely story of two creatures believed to exist only folklore finding their way in the immigrant neighborhoods of 1890’s New York.
The Golem is a newborn woman made of earth, who is quickly abandoned as soon as she is bought to life. Hiding out in the Jewish populated Lower East Side, her only solace is trying to meet the wants of others without revealing herself first.
Once free to roam the deserts of Syria, the Jinni is now selfish, arrogant creature made of fire and smoke, who is bound to human flesh, and has inexplicably awoken in New York City’s Little Syria.