THE GIRL FROM VENICE by Martin Cruz Smith [Book Thoughts]

THE GIRL FROM VENICE by Martin Cruz Smith [Book Thoughts]

I received this book for review consideration from the publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own.The Girl from Venice Written by Martin Cruz Smith Published by Simon & Schuster on October 18th 2016 ISBN: 9781439140239 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Thrillers Format: ARC Pages: 320 Source: publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared “that uncommon phenomenon: a popular […]

CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD by Caroline Leavitt [Book Thoughts]

CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD by Caroline Leavitt [Book Thoughts]

Cruel Beautiful World Written by Caroline Leavitt Published by Algonquin Books on October 4th 2016 ISBN: 9781616203634 Genres: Fiction, Literary Format: ARC Pages: 352 Source: publisher Sixteen-year-old Lucy Gold is about ;to run away with a much older man to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. As Lucy’s default parent for most of their lives, Charlotte has seen […]

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue [Audiobook Thoughts]

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue [Audiobook Thoughts]

Behold the Dreamers Written by Imbolo Mbue Audiobook read by Prentice Onayemi Published by Random House Publishing Group on August 23rd 2016 ISBN: 9780812998498 Genres: Fiction, Literary Format: audiobook Pages: 416 Source: public library via Overdrive A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy […]

SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult [Book Thoughts]

SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult [Book Thoughts]

I received this book for review consideration from the publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own.Small Great Things Written by Jodi Picoult Published by Ballantine Books on October 11th 2016 ISBN: 9781444788013 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Adult Fiction Format: ARC Pages: 480 Source: publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins […]

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett [Book Thoughts]

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett [Book Thoughts]

Commonwealth Written by Ann Patchett Published by HarperCollins on September 13th 2016 ISBN: 9780062491817 Genres: Fiction, Family Life, Literary Format: ARC Pages: 336 Source: publisher The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, […]

EVERYTHING I  NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng [Bullet Review]

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng [Bullet Review]

Everything I Never Told You Written by Celeste Ng Published by Penguin on May 12th 2015 ISBN: 9780143127550 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Family Life Format: trade paper Pages: 297 Source: purchased “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited […]

THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

The Story of the Lost Child Series: The Neapolitan Novels, #4 Written by Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein Audiobook read by Hillary Huber Published by Europa Editions on September 1st 2015 ISBN: 9781609452865 Genres: Fiction, Literary Format: audiobook Pages: 473 Source: public library via Overdrive Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults; life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses […]

HOW TO PARTY WITH AN INFANT by Kaui Hart Hemmings [Book Thoughts]

HOW TO PARTY WITH AN INFANT by Kaui Hart Hemmings [Book Thoughts]

I received this book for review consideration from the publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own.How to Party With an Infant Written by Kaui Hart Hemmings Published by Simon and Schuster on August 9th 2016 ISBN: 9781501100796 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Contemporary, Family Life Format: ARC Pages: 240 Source: publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants—a hilarious and charming story […]

The Book Bridge August 2016 Edition: Books Other Readers Think You Should Read!

The Book Bridge August 2016 Edition: Books Other Readers Think You Should Read!

The Book Bridge August 2016 Hello, and welcome to August 2016’s edition of The Book Bridge! We’re here to connect each other with the books that we were most excited about reading last month. I’m happy to welcome a few new contributors this month, and I’m very glad to see that some of the readers who joined us for our very first Book Bridge in July are back again! Here’s the main thing, though: I’m always […]

THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Written by Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein Audiobook read by Hillary Huber Published by Europa Editions on September 2nd 2014 ISBN: 9781609452230 Genres: Fiction, Literary Format: audiobook Pages: 400 Source: public library via Overdrive The incredible story continues in book three of the critically acclaimed Neapolitan Novels! Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante’s fame as one of our most compelling, […]

HARMONY by Carolyn Parkhurst [Book Thoughts]

HARMONY by Carolyn Parkhurst [Book Thoughts]

Harmony Written by Carolyn Parkhurst Published by Penguin Random House on August 2nd 2016 ISBN: 9780399562600 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Family Life Format: hardcover Pages: 288 Source: publisher Gorgeously written and patently original. Jodi Picoult, “New York Times”bestselling author of”Leaving Time” In this gripping, timely novel, Carolyn Parkhurst follows the Hammond family as they give up everything. . . and ultimately reveals the healing power of love. Kim Edwards, the #1″New York Times”bestselling author of”The […]

BREAK IN CASE OF EMERGENCY by Jessica Winter [Book Thoughts]

BREAK IN CASE OF EMERGENCY by Jessica Winter [Book Thoughts]

I received this book for review consideration from the via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own.Break in Case of Emergency: A novel Written by Jessica Winter Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on July 12th 2016 ISBN: 9781101946138 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Urban, Satire Format: ARC Pages: 288 Source: via Shelf Awareness for Readers An irreverent and deeply moving comedy about friendship, fertility, and fighting for one’s sanity in a toxic workplace. Jen […]