Category: Mini Book Reviews

Alcohol & Advil: The Only Plane in the Sky and Evvie Drake Starts Over

October 3, 2019 Mini Book Reviews 5

Alcohol and Advil Literary Style

 

Welcome to Alcohol & Advil, where I pair a book likely to cause a “reading hangover” (i.e. the alcohol) with a recovery book (i.e. the Advil)! For me, the “alcohol” is usually a book that I either absolutely loved or one that punched me in the gut in an emotionally depleting way…and, in this case, it’s both.

I don’t think I’ve ever needed a recovery book as badly as I did after finishing The Only Plane in the Sky. It absolutely gutted me. I even inadvertently sandwiched it between two recovery books…one to relax my brain heading in and one to decompress afterwards. I needed every word of both.

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My 2019 Backlist Reading (First Half)

July 16, 2019 Mini Book Reviews 6

2019 backlist reading

 

Well, this is embarrassing…I wrote the majority of my 2019 Backlist Reading post in JANUARY and didn’t realize I’d never posted it until I went in to draft my review of The Age of Miracles, a backlist book I read recently. 

Though I briefly mentioned all these books on the blog back when I read them, I thought y’all might still want to see my more detailed thoughts. Get out your library cards because you can probably get these books without a super long hold list!

This post contains affiliate links (plus: here’s your Amazon Smile-specific affiliate link), through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!).

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July 2019 Books to Read (and Skip)

July 12, 2019 Mini Book Reviews 5

July 2019 Books to Read

 

My July releases were a mixed bag and they didn’t bring me a 5 star read, but there are still a couple of July books I can recommend to you!

And, I still have 3 July books that I’m really excited to read, but that I didn’t have in advance copy (Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, and Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman). Finally…drumroll…I didn’t DNF any July books! 

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