2020’s Most Anticipated Reads

A new year means new exhilarating reads that saturate your email, Instagram, and Goodreads feed! I’ve asked some bookish friends, consulted my favorite book blogs, and done a bit of research to build my own comprehensive “2020’s Most Anticipated Reads” list, so you don’t have to! This list is pretty inclusive with books ranging from…

The Bookmarker’s Summer Reading Guide

It’s almost August 1st and I’m so very confused and sad at the same time. Where did summer go? For those of you who get summers off (super jealous) August may mean you are nearing the end. For those of you who work all year round (ugh, me) then you stretch summer out as looooong…

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…

Sick – Porochista Khakpour

  I love memoirs; I find them so intriguing and I get so lost in the author’s story and history. Sick, a memoir by Porochista Khakpour, was a whirlwind of a book and was almost unbelievable how much trauma and misfortune Khakpour has endured. This memoir kept my attention and was a quick read, but I…

The Last Time I Lied – Riley Sager

If you want to read a twisted book with the ultimate surprise ending, The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager is your match. I’ve really been on a thriller kick lately. I picked this book for July’s Book Of The Month read and I’m so glad I did! Side note – if you don’t know what…

The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai

I’ve been carefully thinking of how to construct this review so that it reflects and gives justice to how impactful and special The Great Believers is. I finished this book over the weekend and my heart is still heavy and still daydreaming about Yale, Nico, Charlie, and every other man unfortunately affected by the Chicago…

All We Ever Wanted – Emily Giffin

This book was my first ever read of Emily Giffin’s. I have certainly heard of her, especially her book Something Borrowed which turned into a major film starring Kate Hudson. I always thought her books were too lovey dovey for me (I really don’t know why I thought that…); I’m all for a good beach read but…