A novel that left a lasting impression on me. Jee reviews ‘If I Had Your Face’ by @Frances_H_Cha @RandomHouse #BallantineBooks #bookreview #debutnovel #Seoul #SouthKorea #femalefriendship #plasticsurgery

Title/Author: If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Publisher: Ballantine House Pages: 274 In a nutshell (Publisher): “Absolutely stunning . . . If I Had Your Face marks the entrance of a bright new voice in fiction.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six Kyuri is an achingly beautiful woman with a hard-won…

Hilarious, full of heart and unputdownable! Jee reviews ‘Deacon King Kong’ by James McBride #DeaconKingKong #bookreview @Riverheadbooks #JamesMcBride #OprahsBookClub #fiction #drugwar #race #class

Title/Author: Deacon King Kong by James McBride Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 383 In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as…

Jee reviews a quirky yet brilliant novel about a #ConvenienceStoreWoman by @SayakaMurata translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori #bookreview @GroveAtlantic #GrovePress #AsianFiction #AsianAuthor #JapaneseFiction

Title/Author: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Publisher: Grove Press In a nutshell (Publisher): The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school,…

An absolutely stunning debut! Jee reviews ‘A Burning’ by Megha Majumdar @MeghaMaj @AAKnopf #ABurning #bookreview #fiction #terrorist #corruption #racism #fate #India #ReadWithJenna #booksbypoc

Title/Author: A Burning by Megha Majumdar Publisher: Knopf  Pages: 288 In a nutshell (Publisher): Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches…

What an immersive read! Jee reviews ‘The Vanishing Half’ by @britrbennett @riverheadbooks #bookreview #racism #class #identity #family #booksbyblackauthors #thevanishinghalf #bookreview

Title/Author: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 350 In a nutshell (Publisher): From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But…

What if Hillary didn’t marry Bill Clinton? Jee reviews ‘Rodham’ by Curtis Sittenfeld @RandomHouse #Bookreview #WhatIf #Fiction #WomenLeaders #powerfulwomen #Hillary #Rodham

Title/Author: Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld Publisher: Random House Pages: 420 In a nutshell: In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise: Life magazine has covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she’s attending Yale Law School, and she’s on the forefront of student activism and the women’s rights movement. And then she meets Bill Clinton. A…

Jee reviews ‘Stranger in the Lake’ by Kimberly Belle @HarlequinBooks #NetGalley #StrangerInTheLake #eARC #BlogTour #Fiction #Psychological #Thriller #bookreview

Title/Author: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle Publisher: Harlequin Books Pages: 352 Publication Date: June 9, 2020 In a nutshell (Publisher): When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and…

Jee’s #UnpopularOpinion on ‘Oona Out of Order’ by Margarita Montimore @FlatIronBooks #TimeTravel #Fiction #lightweekendread #GoodMorningAmericaBookClubPick

Title/Author: Oona Out Of Order by Margarita Montimore Publisher: Flatiron Books Pages: 327 In a nutshell (Publisher): It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London…

Twisty, thrilling & exhilarating! Jee reviews a fantastic page-turner ‘This Is How I Lied’ by Heather Gudenkauf (with an #excerpt) #SPOILERFREE !! #BLOGTOUR @hgudenkauf @harlequinbooks @parkrowbooks @NetGalley #eARC #NetGalley #ThisIsHowILied #MurderMystery #thriller

Title/Author: This Is How I Liked by Heather Gudenkauf Publisher: Harlequin – Park Row Pages: 336 Publication Date: May 12, 2020 In a nutshell: Everyone has a secret they’ll do anything to hide… With the eccentricity of Fargo and the intensity of Sadie, THIS IS HOW I LIED by Heather Gudenkauf (Park Row Books; May…

A story of love and loss, addiction and healing. Jee reviews ‘Long Bright River’ by Liz Moore @LizMooreBooks @RiverheadBooks #literaryfiction #thriller #addiction #Kensington #opioidepidemic

Title/Author: Long Bright Rivery by Liz Moore Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 492 In a nutshell: Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn’t be more different. Then one of them goes missing. In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the…