Book Review: Unsettled Ground

Good morning! As I write this intro I am sweating in my living room thanks to a lack of air-conditioning and soaring Bay Area temperatures. Apparently we’re in for a bit of a heat-wave and I am not looking forward to it. On the bright side, it means I have an excuse to be extremelyContinue reading “Book Review: Unsettled Ground”

Book Review: Arsenic and Adobo

Good morning bibliophiles! Today’s intro will be short and sweet, just like this book (although flavorful might be a more apt descriptor, but more on that in a moment). After Dial A for Aunties (my review here), I was craving another cozy mystery so Arsenic and Adobo seemed like the perfect choice! Goodreads synopsis: TheContinue reading “Book Review: Arsenic and Adobo”

Book Review: Dial A for Aunties

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 320Genre: Cozy mystery, humorous fiction, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan with a hint of Anxious People by Fredrik BackmanContent warnings: Murder, tampering with a corpse Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic week. I’m currently sitting here writing this review as a wayContinue reading “Book Review: Dial A for Aunties”

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary

Overall Rating: 3/5Pages: 320Genre: Historical fiction, mysteryPace: MediumRead if you loved: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensContent warnings: Miscarriage, murder, infidelity, suicide ideation, predatory behavior To many women in 1791 London, Nella offers what the time’s society never could: revenge on the men who have wronged them.Continue reading “Book Review: The Lost Apothecary”

ARC: The Dinner Guest

Overall rating: 4/5Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Domestic FictionPace: FastRead if you loved: The Guest List by Lucy Foley, The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine, Anxious People by Fredrik BackmanContent warnings: murder, pedophilia Charlie and Matthew are the instagram perfect couple. They are wealthy, successful, and doting fathers to their loving son, Titus. Enter RachelContinue reading “ARC: The Dinner Guest”

Book Review: The Wife Upstairs

Overall Rating: 3/5 I knew I had to read The Wife Upstairs when I learned that it is a reimagined twist on Charlotte Bronte’s classic (and one of my favorite novels), Jane Eyre. Set in the modern world, the novel follows a young woman, Jane, whose ambition is limited by dismal circumstances and spirit isContinue reading “Book Review: The Wife Upstairs”

Book Review: Anxious People

Overall Rating: 5/5 A bank robber, multiple hostages, two police officers, a psychologist, and a whole lot of anxiety. At the core of Anxious People lies an intriguing mystery that arises when a bank robbery-turned-hostage situation is resolved, only for the perpetrator to have vanished into thin air. But beyond the question of who committedContinue reading “Book Review: Anxious People”

Book Review: The Anatomy of Desire

Overall Rating: 4/5 Cleo Ray is a thriving fitness influencer who seems to have it all – a blossoming career, successful partner, and loyal followers. But the shocking death of 22-year old Beck Alden sets off a series of events that threatens everything that Cleo has worked for, forcing her to come face to faceContinue reading “Book Review: The Anatomy of Desire”

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 I broke a cardinal rule with this book: I judged it by its cover. And I’m here now, hat in hand, to tell you just how wrong I was. Monique Grant is an aspiring writer who finds herself at the cusp of a breakthrough when Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo personally requests herContinue reading “Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Book Review: The Searcher

Overall Rating: 4/5 Like so many others, I have spent the last few months dreaming about the day that I can travel again. I crave the bustle of an airport, the quietude of disconnecting during a long flight, and the excitement of exploring a place unknown…or really just any place that bears no resemblance toContinue reading “Book Review: The Searcher”