Book Review: “Surprise Me” by Sophie Kinsella

“Surprise Me” by Sophie Kinsella (2018) Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Page Length: 448 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s […]

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ARC Review: “Americanized – Rebel Without a Green Card” by Sara Saedi

“Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card” by Sara Saedi Publishing Date: February 6, 2018 Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir Page Length: 288 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis:  At thirteen, bright-eyed, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents […]

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ARC Review: “My Last Love Story” by Falguni Kothari

“My Last Love Story” by Falguni Kothari Publishing Date: January 23, 2018 Genre: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary Page Length: 304 pages (Netgalley copy) Synopsis: Simi Desai is thirty years old and her husband is dying of cancer. He has two last wishes in his final months: first, that she’ll have his baby so that a piece […]

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ARC Review: “Roomies” by Christina Lauren

“Roomies” by Christina Lauren Release Date: December 5th, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Page Length: 368 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient. Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time […]

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Book Review: “The Fifth Petal” by Brunonia Barry

“The Fifth Petal” by Brunonia Barry (2017) Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller Page Length: 448 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess […]

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Book Review: “Lucky Boy” by Shanthi Sekaran

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran (2017) Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Page Length: 480 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: Solimar Castro Valdez is eighteen and dazed with optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin’s doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. […]

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Book Review: “Bone & Bread” by Saleema Nawaz

“Bone and Bread” by Saleema Nawaz (2013) Genre: Fiction Page Length: 456 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: Beena and Sadhana are sisters who share a bond that could only have been shaped by the most unusual of childhoods — and by shared tragedy. Orphaned as teenagers, they have grown up under the exasperated watch of their Sikh […]

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Book Review: “The Bone Sparrow” by Zana Fraillon

“The Bone Sparrow” by Zana Fraillon Genre: YA/Middle Grade, Contemporary, Fiction Page Length: 240 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis:  Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is […]

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Book Review: “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain” by Phoebe Robinson

“You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain” by Phoebe Robinson (2016) Genre: Nonfiction, Humor, Essay, Memoir Page Length: 318 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: A hilarious and affecting essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from celebrated stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson. Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, […]

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Book Review: “A Change of Heart” by Sonali Dev

“A Change of Heart” by Sonali Dev (2016) Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Page Length: 352 pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: Dr. Nikhil ‘Nic’ Joshi had it all—marriage, career, purpose. Until, while working for Doctors Without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his wife, Jen, discovered a black market organ transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, […]

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