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Book Review: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

Its Always The Husband

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

This book has been compared to Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (one my favorite books ever) and it definitely lives up to the hype! It has strong friendships, complex characters, an air of mystery, and edgy scenes. 

This mystery/thriller centers around three college freshman roommates – Aubrey, Kate, and Jenny – their backgrounds, the relationships in their orbit, and their experiences at Carlisle College in New England.

Carlisle played a key role in the plot, as did the local town Belle River. The author describes this ivy league college and the town so vividly that I even googled this college to see if it is real. It is not, but I would have believed it after reading this book. I wonder what college inspired Carlisle.

I really liked this book. Continue reading “Book Review: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell”

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Book Review: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Watch Me Disappear

My rating: 3 of 5 stars 3 Stars

This book joins the new breed of books in Vanishing Moms genre, which includes Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, and Leave Me by Gail Forman.

Book Synopsis [Excerpt], from the author’s website:

Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are.

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a beautiful, charismatic Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike and vanished from the trail. No body, only a hiking boot, was ever found.

But then Olive starts having waking dreams—or are they hallucinations?—that her mother is still alive. Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, their family, and the stories we tell ourselves about the people we love. Continue reading “Book Review: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown”

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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 5 Stars

Wow. I did not expect to love this book when I first started it. The reader first joins Eleanor Oliphant through her regular routines – her commute to work, her workday, her route home. The reader is let to believe that Eleanor is eccentric and bordering on spectrum.

Human nature is to judge when a person meets another person for the first time. I admit that I judged Eleanor Oliphant. She is lonely, eccentric, socially awkward, and someone that I might steer away from in a public setting. But keep reading, because as you get to know Eleanor you will slowly change your mind. Continue reading “Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman”

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Book Review: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda


My rating: 4 of 5 stars4 Stars

I received a copy of The Perfect Stranger through NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to Simon & Schuster and to Megan Miranda for the opportunity.

I LOVED this book. I didn’t want to put it down. The characters are complex, and the plot has so many twists and turns. The writing is very vivid and descriptive, and there is a lot of suspense and strong character development. The reader also feels like s/he is right there alongside the main character, Leah Stevens, as she is experiencing each situation and uncovering more information.

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Book Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond


My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

I received an ARC of The Marriage Pact through NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to Random House and Bantam Books for the opportunity.

The Pact is a wild ride – don’t miss it!

Usually people involved in happy marriages chose to do thoughtful, loving, kind, and romantic things for their spouse. But what if these actions were forced upon you? What if you had to behave in a certain way toward your spouse or suffer physical and emotional punishment consequently? Would you feel like doing these things if you had to?

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Book Review: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan


My rating: 5 of 5 stars 5 Stars

I received a copy of Rich People Problems through NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to Doubleday Books and Kevin Kwan for the opportunity.

I was SO excited to be approved for the ARC. I was ready to love this book and it did not disappoint. It’s a hysterically funny view into the Asian Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Even Robin Leach would be impressed.

Kevin Kwan continues telling the story of my beloved Asian high society characters and introduces a few more. This book, like the previous two, spans the globe with jet setting characters, their glamourous lifestyles, and rich descriptions of elite environments. Continue reading “Book Review: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan”

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Book Review: One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

I received an ARC of The Perfect Lie through NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity.

Chris Brennan has just landed a job as a AP Government teacher and assistant baseball coach at Central Valley High, in the small affluent Pennsylvania town of Central Valley. He as a false background, a well-rehearsed story, and a hidden agenda. There are specific teen boys and their families that he is watching/targeting but the intent is not known to the reader until much later. He is also very predator-like in his thoughts and his actions.

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