Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate

I don’t know why or how it took me as long as it did to read this book but I am so glad I finally did! Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a remarkable historical fiction read based on true events surrounding the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in the 1930s-50s. The Foss family are called…

The Night Olivia Fell – Christina McDonald

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  The Night Olivia Fell is a captivating thriller that read at a quick pace. The last thriller I read fell incredibly flat, so I was hesitant to pick up another. I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of mysteries because they all tend to fall within a very…

Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane

(follow my on Instagram + Goodreads)  If you’re a book lover, you’ve probably seen this colorful cover floating around your social media feeds. If you’re a Book of the Month member, you may have picked this for your June book, as I did. And if you’re anything like me, you may be skeptical of books…

The Red Address Book – Sofia Lundberg

The Red Address Book was sort of an impulse buy – I was at my local bookstore, Roscoe Books, because I had just finished a book and needed something new to read (I really can’t go a day without reading something!). Nothing seemed to be sticking out to me as I was browsing but as I…

Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

I really wish I would have written this review fresh after reading this, as I’m a little rusty now since it’s been a few months, but Where The Crawdads Sing is an absolute essential to every reader’s list. PLUS – it was just confirmed Reese Witherspoon will be directing the movie adaption! Read about it…

Not Her Daughter – Rea Frey

I finished Not Her Daughter by Rea Fry over Labor Day weekend but I’ve been waiting to post the review because I knew I was going to meet Rea! Last night I attended her book launch and panel discussion here in Chicago. A coworker of mine is good friends with her and knew how much I love…

Night Road – Kristin Hannah

Have I mentioned how much I love Kristin Hannah’s writing? Oh wait, I have, in the review for The Great Alone. I was browsing my favorite neighborhood bookstore, Unabridged, after I finished The Great Alone looking for my next read because ya know, the pile of about 10 books on my nightstand that don’t fit into my…

The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

“Grief this deep was a silent, lonely thing. From now on, the only time Leni would hear her mother’s voice would be in her own mind, thoughts channeled through another woman’s consciousness, a continual quest for connection, for meaning. Like all motherless girls, Leni would become an emotional explorer, trying to uncover the lost part…

How To Walk Away – Katherine Center

Like I’ve said many times before, 3 star books are very hard to review. I’m my opinion, 3 star books aren’t life-altering, but they aren’t terrible either. I’m rating How To Walk Away 3.5 stars because I enjoyed many aspects of this book, but disliked many as well. Margaret has what looks like the perfect life: she…