Book Review of The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz

The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz

416 pages

ISBN: 9780062961488

Published: 8/4/20 by Harper

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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Sweetbitter meets The Firm in this buzzy, page-turning debut novel—already optioned to Netflix—about sex and power in the halls of corporate America.

Alex Vogel has always been a high achiever who lived her life by the book—star student and athlete in high school, prelaw whiz in college, Harvard Law School degree. Accepting a dream offer at the prestigious Manhattan law firm of Klasko & Fitch, she promises her sweet and supportive longtime boyfriend that the job won’t change her. Yet Alex is seduced by the firm’s money and energy . . . and by her cocksure male colleagues, who quickly take notice of the new girl. She’s never felt so confident and powerful—even the innuendo-laced banter with clients feels fun. In the firm’s most profitable and competitive division, Mergers and Acquisitions, Alex works around the clock, racking up billable hours and entertaining clients late into the evening. While the job is punishing, it has its perks, like a weekend trip to Miami, a ride in a client’s private jet, and more expense-account meals than she can count. 

But as her clients’ expectations and demands on her increase, and Alex finds herself magnetically drawn to a handsome coworker despite her loving relationship at home, she begins to question everything—including herself. She knows the corporate world isn’t black and white, and that to reach the top means playing by different rules. But who made those rules? And what if the system rigged so that women can’t win, anyway? 

When something happens that reveals the dark reality of the firm, Alex comes to understand the ways women like her are told—explicitly and implicitly—how they need to behave to succeed in the workplace. Now, she can no longer stand by silently—even if doing what’s right means putting everything on the line to expose the shocking truth.

Thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for the early digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Either you’re going to be perfect or you’re going to be alive. Can’t be both.

› There’s something about lawyers / courtroom settings that really intrigues me. I’ve had my eyes on this once since it was first put on NetGalley, and I immediately requested it.

› The beginning of the book is actually really good. It starts off with her getting ready for her first day at the new law firm, and she can’t decide what to wear. It’s also very clear that her boyfriend, Sam, doesn’t 100% support her. He definitely hesitates in the support department. After her first day, she questions whether she even wants to be a lawyer. It’s mainly because she made a lot of mistakes, such as accidentally calling 911.

› Once she moves up to M&A, the book completely changes. I still turned the pages because it continued to keep me interested, but Alex managed to get on my very last nerve. She tries to get into M&A for the wrong reasons. She does it to prove she’s “better” at the job than Carmen—another new girl at the firm that Alex went to law school with. Given, Carmen wasn’t always good to Alex. That’s what I got out of it, anyway. That feeling went away as she got to know the men in the firm. She became a morally gray character, which doesn’t make or break a book for me, but she wasn’t an interesting one. She just cheats on her boyfriend with a man who sleeps around. That’s a hard no for me.

› There is quite a bit of sexual harassment / assault in this book, which didn’t surprise me. Of course, the egotistical men of the novel made it seem like Alex had to endure it.

I watched his lips moving, and in a crystal-clear moment, I saw it: my cheating with a serial adulterer, my assault by a rich scumbag, my entire existence in corporate America, was just so . . . typical.

› It becomes clear to her that she doesn’t have to put up with it, but that happens at the end of the novel. Unfortunately, this book doesn’t have the type of ending I expected. I didn’t really know where the book was going when I started it. It’s not one that has a clear end in sight. I will say that there’s no justice, but there is a glimmer of hope and determination. That’s all I’ll say about that. That doesn’t mean that I enjoyed the ending. I thought it was on the cheaper side, and it didn’t make the novel anymore interesting. It just didn’t seem to fit with the tone of the book.

› One last note about what’s inside: Gary Kaplan can take a long walk off a short pier. Thank you and goodnight. 🙂

› I didn’t have any issues with the writing style. I wouldn’t mind reading another novel by Katz. I believe she’s also involved in law. I can’t confirm or deny that the information about law is right or wrong, as I am not a lawyer. I will say that the jargon went right over my head, as I had expected.

› Would I recommend this one? Sure. I know a lot of people enjoyed it.

Triggers: cheating, lying, sexual assault / harassment, drugs.

Erica Katz is the pseudonym for a graduate of Columbia Law School who began her career at a major Manhattan law firm. A native of New Jersey, she now lives in New York City, where she’s employed at another large law firm. The Boys’ Club is her first novel.

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Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

369 pages

ISBN: 9780593135235

Published 3/3/20 by Ballantine Books

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Thank you to Goodreads for the finished giveaway copy. Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for the early digital copy.

Goodreads synopsis:

Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible.

But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.

So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life–and perhaps even love–again.

But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened.

Lydia is pulled again and again across the doorway of her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there’s an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there’s someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay.

Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life’s crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them. 


Tonight has felt much like trying to walk a tightrope. In fact, that’s a good analogy for how life is for me at the moment—I’m constantly standing on an invisible wire between two worlds and hoping like hell that I don’t plummet to my death. For a girl with bad balance, it’s hard work.

Trigger warnings: Death of a loved one, grieving, addiction to medication, miscarriage.

I know you’re probably asking, “Vivian, did you really give this four stars?”

Yes, I did give it four stars. I’m just as shocked as all of you, I think. I really found myself enjoying it the further I progressed. It’s just really cute, sad, and raw. It does get a little weird at some points (Lydia and delivering a baby), but I looked past them. They did mess with my rating a little if I’m being honest.

ANYWAY, I digress.

I’m sure you’ve heard by everyone that this a book about grieving. That’s basically all it us, but there’s actually a lot of growth with the characters that I didn’t expect.

Let’s start with Lydia, obviously. She loses her fiancé in a car accident he was in with his best friend, Jonah. She struggles to sleep because of it, so she ends up taking medication to help her sleep. She starts to dream about another life with Freddie causing her to become addicted. She soon realizes that the two lives are very different. She isn’t reliving the same memories she had with Freddie. Freddie doesn’t really act the way she remembered. As the story progresses, though, she notices more of what their relationship was about. She has to decide the right thing to do, which I found to be quite sad. This book did manage to break my heart a bit. I can’t imagine what I would do.

By the end of the book, she does have a lot of room to still grow, but I thought it ended in a good place. Nothing insanely sad about it.

If you thought I wasn’t going to talk about Jonah, then you’re wrong. He quickly became one of my favorite fictional love interests. He stuck with Lydia the entire time, even though he was dealing with the death of Freddie. He wanted to make sure that she was okay. I’m also happy that he got to live out a dream of his toward the end of the novel. He goes through quite a bit of growth as well, so don’t give up on him right away.

Jonah and Lydia do struggle in the beginning of the story because Jonah was with Freddie when he died, and Lydia has a hard time understanding it. She eventually loosens her grip. The good thing is that she doesn’t blame Jonah for the accident. She understands that what happened, happened, no matter how devastating it is.

There isn’t a handy grief blueprint. You don’t get over losing someone you love in six months or two years or twenty, but you do have to find a way to carry on living without feeling as if everything that comes afterward is second best. Some people walk up mountains, others throw themselves out of planes. Everyone has to find their own way back, and if they’re lucky they’ll have people who love them to hold their hand.

Overall, I recommend this novel, but it definitely won’t be for everyone. You need to have patience, and the ability to withstand a slow burn story. I really enjoyed this one, and I’ll probably check out anything else Josie Silver has written / will write. Go check this one out if you’re interested.

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Book Review: All Adults Here by Emma Straub

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

368 pages

ISBN: 9781594634967

Published: 5/4/20 by Riverhead Books

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Goodreads synopsis:

When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence?

Astrid’s youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is intentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid’s thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most.

In All Adults Here, Emma Straub’s unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.


Thank you to Riverhead Books and NetGalley for the early digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

Trigger warnings: Miscarriage/infertility, abortion, cheating, online pedophilia, bullying, transphobia, death, and probably a few others I can’t think of. Proceed with caution.

I managed to read this whole book in one sitting. It’s such a simply written yet complex novel about a family getting to know each other better. They all have secret baggage that they don’t want to reveal out of fear they’ll be judged.

The book opens with Astrid Strick, who witnesses Barbara Baker get hit by a bus, ultimately ending her life. Astrid was just getting ready to go in for her routine haircut when it happened. She was watching the small town of Clapham come alive—window shoppers, coffee drinkers, shop owners prepping their opening.

People their age—Astrid’s and Barbara’s—were too old for it to be outright tragedy, and seeing as Barbara had no children of her own, people were bound to call it a blessing, that is to say, a blessing that the school bus hadn’t run down someone else. But that didn’t seem fair to Barbara. She’d had a husband, and cats. She’d been a crossing guard at the elementary school decades earlier—oh, the irony!

It makes Astrid think about her life, and how much she loves her hairdresser Birdie. A secret she has never shared with her family. There is a bit of guilt because she was married to her husband Russell for so long. She didn’t even struggle as hard at his funeral. Now she has Birdie in her life, and she isn’t sure if it’s romance or her need for company.

Was that romance or co-dependence, the overwhelming need for another person in order to properly function?

Cecelia is Astrid’s granddaughter who has an addiction to the internet, allowing her to get involved with online pedophilia. She jokes around about going to her “Gammy’s” house for the year, but her parents agree. Her father is Nicky Strick, Astrid’s youngest son, and he’s married to Juliette, who is French. They both take a passive view with parenting. Her mother was a dancer who smoked, and her father became a Buddhist, and spent a year in a monastery in Tibet.

Cecelia becomes friends with August, who I will mention later in the review, and helps him become who he really wants to be.

Porter is Astrid’s daughter. She graduated from Hampshire College, but ended up moving back to Clapham. She weirdly inherited her friend’s land and goats. Porter’s baggage? She wants to have a baby on her own, so she decides that the sperm bank is where it’s at.

It was hard to decide which was more off-putting; a man donating sperm just to make some cash or a man donating sperm because he liked the idea of having lots of children borne by strange women.

She struggles to think that her father won’t be there to meet his grandchild. He would have been more than grandpa but gramps, gamps, pops, popsy.

Porter also struggled as the middle child. It always felt like her brothers got all the praise, Elliot being the oldest, and Nicky being the youngest.

August is an eighth grader who loves going to camp for the summer. It helps him forget about all the kids he goes to school with. His parents always want to talk about what’s going on in his life, and it gets a bit annoying. August is also a bit confused and sad.

Here is a brief list of what it (being alive) was like: Being a naked person in Times Square. Being a naked person in the middle of the cafeteria. Being a hermit crab scurrying along the ocean floor in search of a new shell. Being a baby turtle in the middle of a six-lane highway. That didn’t begin to cover all the ways August felt weird and strange and wrong every day.

It’s very hard to read about an eighth grader dealing with these problems. They should be having fun with their friends and family. His struggle? He’s confused about whether he should actually be she or not. 

This was what the Sullivans did. They bought old things by the bushel and, through their touch, transformed them into something desirable, something new. August wished that his parents could work their magic on him too.

Elliot is married to Wendy, and they have two boys, Aidan and Zachary. He learns that his mother is in a romantic relationship with another woman; he flips. He is confused as to how he would explain it to his boys.

Yes, this book deals with a lot of different hot topics. What I liked most is that she didn’t make it a big deal, and honestly, they should be explored with more ease. These are real-life situations that can happen to anyone. Don’t sit there and tell me that they won’t or can’t. Was it a little long for what it was? Yeah, maybe. Did I only care about certain characters? Yeah, but that didn’t take away the enjoyment. It wasn’t a five-star read, but I thought it was still a great book. The writing isn’t special, but it proved a point. If you’re interested, then go pick it up! 

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Genre Spotlight | Contemporary Fiction

I know you’ve all been dying to know what the next genre spotlight was going to be. I’m sure you expected something fun like epic fantasy or science fiction. Maybe next time. Today, I’m here to discuss the importance of contemporary fiction. I know some people consider this genre “too close to home,” but I really enjoy it! So, here goes nothing.

Easy to comprehend.

I enjoy science fiction, but it can go over my head at times (most of the time). I love cracking open a contemporary and flying through it. There are different thoughts that need to go into a contemporary than in a science fiction novel or fantasy. Yes, they can be hard-hitting, but that doesn’t make them harder to understand.


I think that people can relate to contemporary fiction a lot more than any other genre. There’s not typically any paranormal / magical elements. I think this genre is especially important for young adults, the ones who are trying to find their way through life (i.e. where they fit in, their careers, college, etc.) It lets them know that they’re not alone.

Large variety.

There is so much contemporary fiction out there. It has no limits! There are so many unique experiences out there within the sea of billions of people. It also has a variety of different characters (i.e. Multiple ethnicity, LGBTQ+ representation, disability representation.)


I’m sure modern contemporary fiction is more relatable than a classic novel from the early 1900s. There are tons of references to the current world we live in. It allows the reader to view the world from a different perspective. I’m sure it can bring someone back down to Earth. It can definitely be humbling.

This is a very broad genre to discuss, so the reasons were vague. Not a ton to say about it, but I still wanted to share the reasons I love it. I hope y’all don’t mind.

– Disclaimer –

I’m not saying that all contemporary novels are amazing. Yes, there are a ton out there that misrepresent the genre, but you just can’t focus on those. I know this genre won’t be for everyone, but I think it’s worth a shot. These are my opinions, so if you hate contemporary, then that is 100% okay.

Genre Spotlight | Romance

What genre should I spotlight next?

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ARC Book Review: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital copy of this in exchange for an honest review. 


Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

390 pages

Published 5/28/19 by Scribner

ISBN: 9781982106980 (Hardcover)

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Goodreads Synopsis:

How much can a family forgive?

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the bond between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come.

Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.


Trigger warnings: Cheating, attempted murder (Shooting), alcoholism, miscarriage, mention of multiple mental disorders—paranoid personality disorder, schizophrenia, schizoid personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder—and possibly more triggers that I didn’t catch.

“They’d both learned that a memory is a fact that’s been dyed and trimmed and rinsed so many times that it comes out looking almost unrecognizable to anyone else who was in that room, anyone else who was standing on the grass beneath that telephone pole.”

Story | I went into this book expecting to compare it to Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. The two books are apples and oranges. This one was more of a “love story” between two characters, and that was not the case with Ng’s novel.

I picked this one up earlier in the year—around when it first came out—and put it down for some reason. I’m happy I picked it back up because the story was actually pretty interesting. It deals a lot with mental health. All the characters have inner turmoil that they need to deal with, plus everything else that is going on around them. If you’re not big on character-based books, then this one may not be for you.

Characters | Some characters fell a little flat, and where this is a character driven-story, it makes an impact. It definitely affected my rating of the novel. There wasn’t a single character that made me want to remember them for years to come. With that being said, I did feel sympathy for all of them.

It seemed like all the characters were meant to be seen as villains at some point in the story. If it wasn’t attempted murder, it was a problem with a poor habit. There was a lot of bickering and fighting. I did root for Kate and Peter, and they proved that love can work with just a bit of elbow grease.

Unfortunately, my least favorite character is Anne, but Brian also made it to the top of that list. I didn’t like him from the beginning, and I could see why him and Anne were together. Peter was not blessed with good parents, and I’m sure Anne would have been a better mom if not for her “mental” problems. I don’t think it was even stated what was actually wrong with her. Listed in the book is just a bunch of possible illnesses.

Writing | The writing is your basic good fiction writing. Nothing wowed me while reading it, but it also didn’t bore me to death.

Overall | Would I read this again? Not in the foreseeable future, but there is something inside me that thinks I would. I rarely reread books because there are so many others I need to get to for the first time. It felt a little drawn out toward the last third of the book, but the book redeemed itself at the end. I just wish the characters came alive a little more. This was a good book, and if you’re looking for another contemporary fiction book, I recommend you pick this up.

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Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

193 pages

Published January 12, 2016 by Random House

ISBN: 9781400067695

Genre: Contemporary/Literary Fiction

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Lucy Barton is in the hospital for what was supposed to be a very simple procedure. Complications arise, and she is stuck in the hospital longer than anticipated. One day she wakes up and her mother is in her hospital room. Lucy and her mother do not have the strongest bond, but to Lucy the need for that bond is strong. They discuss their past and the people that were involved over the next few days. Lucy is a mother to two beautiful daughters and a wife to a man named William. Her marriage is very mediocre and she is aspiring to be a writer. The discussions with her mother help her to release all of the tension in every aspect of her life. She can finally come to terms with all of it.


Characters | Lucy is a fantastic, humble, unsure main character. She understands that she isn’t perfect and neither is her life. She doesn’t have a close bond with her parents, especially her mother, and her marriage isn’t doing so hot. She’s not happy, but she doesn’t quite know what to do about it. She recalls all of her memories, and she thinks about all of the people she has come in contact with along the way. She delves into what made them who they were. She shares what she thinks, but she also explains to the reader that she may not have recalled it correctly. She knows she can’t speak for everyone else, and Strout really gives the reader that sense of instability.

Lucy’s mother was a tough character to connect with. It is from Lucy’s point of view, so I’m sure that’s the reason why. Sometimes you felt like she was an amazing woman, and other times you wanted to just kick her out of the story. You want to tell Lucy that it’ll be okay. You’ll figure it out. There is a lot more to life than what you have experienced.

Story | Lucy and her family were very poor. Kids would tease her, and material items, or the lack thereof, were always brought up. The clothes she wore were never good enough. They ate molasses on bread almost every night. Her father worked on farm equipment. She has a brother and sister who are very odd. There was so much interesting backstory to the characters, and it added this new height to the story overall. It lifted it up from being just a mother and daughter bonding in a hospital. One part of this novel almost made me cry. Not having a close bond with my mother is probably my worst nightmare. I can only sympathize with Lucy. It’s heartbreaking!

Critique: The ending was underwhelming. I wanted something more, and I cannot pinpoint what that is. I would give this a 4.5 rating, but I have given up the half star ratings. It’s just easier for everyone.

Writing | Strout’s writing is simple, smart, and honest. I can understand why she is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning author. I could probably read everything she has written, and everything she will write from here on out. Here are some quotes that I really enjoyed:

“This must be the way most of us maneuver through the world, half knowing, half not, visited by memories that can’t possibly be true. But when I see others walking with confidence down the sidewalk, as though they are free completely from terror, I realize I don’t know how others are. So much of life seems speculation.”

“One can be ready to give up the children one always wanted, one can be ready to withstand remarks about one’s past, or one’s clothes, but then-a tiny remark and the soul deflates and says: Oh.”

“I have learned this: A person gets tired. The mind or the soul or whatever word we have for whatever is not just the body gets tired, and this, I have decided, is-usually, mostly-nature helping us. I was getting tired.”

“This is a story about a mother who loves her daughter. Imperfectly. Because we all love imperfectly. But if you find yourself protecting anyone as you write this piece, remember this: You’re not doing it right.” 

I do really recommend this book. Strout’s writing is commendable. Her thoughts and her words hit you a certain way that is indescribable. Please just give it a go!

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Library Book Haul!

Hello, friends! I’m back with another library book haul. These are some of my favorite blog posts to write. I do have quite a few books so I can’t describe them all on here. I included the link to their Goodreads and their genre. I am very excited about all of these, but I don’t have enough time in the world to read all of them.

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke – Nonfiction | Memoir

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms – Contemporary Romance

A Woman is no Man by Etaf Rum – Contemporary | Historical Fiction

Transcription by Kate Atkinson – Historical Fiction

Recursion by Blake Crouch – Science Fiction

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish – Historical Fiction

Henry, Himself by Stewart O’nan – Contemporary Fiction | Literary Fiction

Inspection by Josh Malerman – Thriller | Horror

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas – Horror

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – Contemporary Romance

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simison – Contemporary Romance

The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson – Psychological Thriller

Trophy Life by Lea Geller – Women’s Fiction

The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks – Thriller

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – Contemporary Romance

Honestly, We Meant Well by Grant Ginder – Contemporary Fiction

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer – Historical Fiction

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – Contemporary | Mystery

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey – Contemporary Romance

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren – Contemporary Romance

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor – Historical Fiction

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo – Historical Fiction | Magical Realism

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman – Historical Fiction

Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake #2) by Rachel Caine – Mystery | Thriller

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong – Literary Fiction

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay – Contemporary | Christian Fiction

The Red Daughter by John Burnham Schwartz – Historical Fiction

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1) by Rachel Caine – Mystery | Thriller

Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake #3) by Rachel Caine – Mystery | Thriller

Woman 99 by Greer Macallister – Historical Fiction

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting – Contemporary Romance

My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates – Contemporary | Literary Fiction

We went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach – Contemporary Fiction

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing – Thriller | Mystery

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – New Adult | Contemporary Romance

Paper Girls (Vol. 2) by Brian K. Vaughan – Science Fiction (graphic novel)

Roomies by Christina Lauren – New Adult | Contemporary Romance

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