Monday, February 26, 2024

My Current Read...


I am a huge fan of this popular series, The Marlow Murder Club, by Robert Thorogood. The Queen of Poisons is the third book in the series and it sounds like it's going to be a fun read - woo hoo! I'm excited to reunite with favorite, familiar characters - Judith, Susie, Becks, and Tanika. The plot of the story centers on the murder of Marlow's beloved mayor, Geoffrey Lushington. I can't wait to find out who the culprit is and how the clever trio will solve the murder. Talk about the perfect read for a Monday evening. 

I was lucky enough to get an early copy thanks to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley - woo hoo! The book will be out on June 4th - make sure to check it out! 

And now, I'm off to get some work done. Hope you have a terrific start to the week. Happy reading!

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Another Freida McFadden book...OMG!

Suspense, mystery-thrillers are my jam. So, I was stoked to stumble upon Freida McFadden's books  - they are such fun, quick reads. And, they always have a crazy, shocking twist - which I LOVE. She recently posted a list of her books on her IG account and I have been crossing off titles left and right. The latest book I read was:

I'm not going to lie, the cover is cheesy and the title reminds me of a bad 80s movie. And yet, I was excited to read it. After all, each book I've read by McFadden has been a hit. 

So, what was the book about? A med school with a bad reputation. Turns out that for the past 6 years a student has taken their life. Rumors are rampant. Is it a curse? Is it the handicapped anatomy professor, who people suspect could be pulling a Keyser Söze à la The Usual Suspects film? Or is it something even more sinister? Yikes!

Well, I read the story and let me just say that it was fun, funny, and ridiculous all at the same time. There were times where I found myself laughing out loud, because I couldn't believe where the story was going. And yet, I enjoyed the ride. I actually liked it in the end. I didn't love it, but I had fun reading it. 

And now, that is one less title to read. The question is, which one should I devour next? Hmm...

Saturday, February 24, 2024

IG Book Recommendation

I was scrolling through IG the other day when I came across a post by an old book blogger I used to read - he no longer blogs and instead does vlogs. Anyhow, he was sharing a post by Sarah Jessica Parker. She's always posting about books and has a publishing imprint ( SJP Lit/Zando ), which I love. And the book she was posting about was:

Here's the summary (via Goodreads):

A gripping literary puzzle that unwinds the private lives of ten women as they confront tragedy in a small Massachusetts town.

Nashquitten, MA, is a decaying coastal enclave that not even tourist season can revive, full of locals who have run the town’s industries for generations. When a young woman dies at a house party, the circumstances around her death suspiciously unclear, the tight-knit community is shaken. As a mother grieves her daughter, a teacher her student, a best friend her confidante, the events around the tragedy become a lightning rod: blame is cast, secrets are buried deeper. Some are left to pick up the pieces, while others turn their backs, and all the while, a truth about that dreadful night begins to emerge.

Told through the eyes of ten local women, Grabowski’s Women and Children First is an exquisite portrait of grief and a powerful reminder of life’s interconnectedness. Touching on womanhood, class, and sexuality, ambition, disappointment, and tragedy, this novel is a stunning rendering of love and loss, and a bracing lesson from a phenomenal new literary talent that no one walks this earth alone.

Suffice it to say, the book sounded terrific to me, so I had to find a way to get my hands on copy of it. The title will be released May 7th, but I could not wait! Luckily, I was able to receive an ARC via NetGalley - woo hoo! I've already started to read it and let me just say - Wow! I am LOVING this book! The writing and the storytelling - excellent! I definitely recommend that you get your hands on a copy, because this book is a MUST-READ! 

And now, I'm off to continue adding more books to my TBR list. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy reading!

Thank you to Zando, SJP Lit and NetGalley for my copy of this book!

Friday, February 23, 2024

Hurrah...an ARC of this lovely!


Woo hoo! I feel so lucky to have received an advanced copy of Antoine Laurain's new novel, French Windows (release date is June 25th). I love his work - whimsical, clever, and charming. So, of course I'm thrilled to have my hands on a copy of this book. Talk about a must-read! I can't wait to settle in for the night with French Windows.

I love the title, the book's cover, and the premise of the story: Dr. Faber has a new patient, a young woman who can no longer do her job (photographer) after she photographed a murder. So, he asks her to write about the people in her building, specifically the ones across the street that she mentioned being able to see through their windows. And so she does, except, her stories are very detailed, so detailed that the doctor begins to wonder how she knows so much about these strangers. The more stories and therapy sessions the two share, the more the truth starts to come out. 

Wow! How intriguing does that sound?! Like, how can I not want to read that story, right? I have to find out what this woman's secret is! I can't wait!

And now, I'm off to cross more items off of my to-do list. Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday. Happy reading!!

Thank you to Gallic Books and Edelweiss for my copy of this book!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Woo hoo!


Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy of Ruth Ware's latest novel, One Perfect Couple. The book will be released on May 21st. 

The story is about five couples sent to a beautiful island to compete for the title of the Perfect Couple, a new reality TV show. Of course, everyone has secrets and nothing turns out as expected. Let's just say Mother Nature plays a role in wrecking havoc, along with human instinct (good and bad) - yikes! 

How awesome does that sound?! I know that I'm excited to dive right in - I can't wait to find out what happens to these couples in paradise. Hurrah! A book set on the beach when it's 45 degrees outside sounds like treat to me. 

Hope you have a great read in front of you, too. Happy reading!!