Some Halloween Reads Just in Time // Mini-Reviews

#MurderTrending (Gretchen McNeil) | Goodreads | 4 stars I picked this book up mostly on a whim – it’s October, tis the season for scary and mysteries and such, and this book sounded fairly interesting. It was an enjoyable story to keep me entertained for a week or so, but then it fell prey to one of those annoying … More Some Halloween Reads Just in Time // Mini-Reviews

Hollywood’s Golden Age Wasn’t All That Bad // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Position: Standalone Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Historical Pages: 388 Rating: 3.5/5 Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why … More Hollywood’s Golden Age Wasn’t All That Bad // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Here Comes the Bride – and Plenty of Wedding Drama // Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Title: Save the Date Position: Standalone Author: Morgan Matson (Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, Since You’ve Been Gone, and The Unexpected Everything) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 451 Rating: 4/5 Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be … More Here Comes the Bride – and Plenty of Wedding Drama // Save the Date by Morgan Matson

We Need More Diverse Loves, But It Doesn’t Always Work Out for Me // Mini-Reviews

The Way You Make Me Feel (Maurene Goo) | Goodreads | 4 stars This book took me a while to read, but not because I wasn’t enjoying it. I’m glad I took it slow most of the time – it’s a nice book to savor. This is Maurene Goo’s third book, and I think it’s my favorite. I really … More We Need More Diverse Loves, But It Doesn’t Always Work Out for Me // Mini-Reviews

Love Comes in All Forms // Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Title: Let’s Talk About Love Position: Standalone Author: Claire Kann Genre: Contemporary Pages: 288 Rating: 4/5 Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her … More Love Comes in All Forms // Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Ghosts Like Messing With Famous Literature // My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Title: My Plain Jane Position: Book Two in the Lady Janies series Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton Genre: Fantasy/Historical Pages: 464 Rating: 3.5/5 You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite … More Ghosts Like Messing With Famous Literature // My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Princess of Banter and Humor // Royals by Rachel Hawkins

I went into this book hoping I’d enjoy it, but I didn’t count on how much I would like it. The premise seems really close to a book I read earlier this year and thought was okay but wasn’t really impressed by (Stephanie Kate Strohm’s Prince in Disguise), so that seemed like a point against … More Princess of Banter and Humor // Royals by Rachel Hawkins

4 Star Books Span Many Worlds and Genres // Mini-Reviews

Always Never Yours (Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka) | Goodreads | 4 stars I thought this book looked cute but didn’t have huge expectations, which just gave it a greater chance of topping those low expectations. At first blush, the protagonist seems like a typical YA protagonist – she has some romantic history, but she likes being behind the scenes. … More 4 Star Books Span Many Worlds and Genres // Mini-Reviews

Give It Up For the Director // From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Title: From Twinkle, With Love Position: Standalone Author: Sandhya Menon (When Dimple Met Rishi) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 328 Rating: 3.5/5 Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming … More Give It Up For the Director // From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Trouble Goes to Theme Parks and Raises the Dead // Mini-Reviews

Trouble Never Sleeps (Stephanie Tromly) | Goodreads | 4.5 stars I’m sad to see this delightful series come to an end. It was just as much fun rereading the first two books before this finale, though, so hopefully I have plenty of great rereads ahead of me. If you’re coming into this book expecting answers, then you’ll get them, … More Trouble Goes to Theme Parks and Raises the Dead // Mini-Reviews