Books That Made Me Smile, Laugh, Inspired Me & Gave Me Hope…

This month has been chaotic with all that’s been going on with Covid-19; so many people are either directly or indirectly affected by it. To those risking their lives to help, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You are all heroes! As for the rest of us, we can help them by staying…

Jee reviews a #scifi novel with strong characters and brilliant world-building: #TheVanishedBirds by Simon Jimenez #Spoilerfree @DelRayBooks @randomhouse #NetGalley #debutnovel #eARC #interstellartravel

Title/Author: The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez Publisher: Del Ray Pages: 400 Published: January 14, 2020 In a nutshell (Publisher): A solitary ship captain, drifting through time. Nia Imani is a woman out of place. Traveling through the stars condenses decades into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for…

Have Yourself A Little Fairytale Christmas! Happy Reading and Merry Christmas! #fairytales #adultfairytale #folklore #HansChristianAndersen @ahoffmanwriter @JaneYolen

This Christmas, my mood called for fairytale-themed books, and being a fairytale lover, I already had a few in hand, and these were my choices. Honestly, this was a book-cover-buy. I mean, look at that illustration! And the story totally lived up to its beauty. (The illustrations are just as beautiful inside!) Easily slip into…

Jee reviews an unputdownable #thriller #TheKillClub by Wendy Heard (SPOILER-FREE!) @wendydheard @HarlequinBooks @harperbooks #blogtour #mirabooks #harlequinMira

Title/Author: The Kill Club by Wendy Heard Publisher: Harlequin Mira In a nutshell (Publisher): A haunting thriller about a woman who attempts to save her brother’s life by making a dangerous pact with a network of vigilantes who’ve been hunting down the predators of Los Angeles. Jazz can’t let her younger brother die. Their foster…

Jee reviews #WeAreAllGoodPeopleHere by Susan Rebecca White, who was recently at @ReadItAgain to talk about her book! @atriabooks #HistoricalFiction #civilrights #politicalfiction #racism #lgbtq #friendship #socialjustice

Title/Author: We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White Publisher: Atria Books In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of A Place at the Table and A Soft Place to Land, an “intense, complex, and wholly immersive” (Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author) multigenerational novel that explores the complex relationship between two very different women and the…

Jee reviews an immersive read: #TheDutchHouse by Ann Patchett @HarperBooks #siblingrelationship #familydrama #dysfunctionalfamily #forgiveness

Title/Author: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers In a nutshell (Publisher): From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them…

Jee reviews #psychologicalthriller ‘The Family Upstairs’ by Lisa Jewell @lisajewelluk #TheFamilyUpstairs @atriabooks #NetGalley @netgalley #eARC

Title/Author: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Publisher: Atria Books In a nutshell (Publisher): From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work…