So… in order to assuage my guilt over my lack of book reviews on ye olde blog, I’m going to try and cram lots (and lots) of one-sentence book reviews into this one post, but rest assured, longer, more thoughtful reviews for many, many of these books can be found on my instagram @theloudlibrarian… and as always, I’ll endeavor to do better. Let’s go!
Barr, Nevada. Hard Truth. F, K. – Having a great time revisiting Anna Pigeon!
Barr, Nevada. Winter Study. F, K. – Same!
Bedya, Emily. The Body Double. F, K. – Ended up only eh with a great premise…Too close for comfort with COVID
Brown, Janelle. Pretty Things. F, K. – Really enjoyed this heist novel!
Buttigieg, Pete. Shortest Way Home. NF, K. – LOVED this memoir so much! #GoHoosierState
Calhoun, Ada. Why We Can’t Sleep, NF. – THIS SPOKE TO MY VERY SOUL, and I was here for it!
Castillo, Linda. Outsider. F, K. – Another great Kate Burkholder novel!
Clark, Julie. The Last Flight. F, K. – Great premise, great page turner!
Coben, Harlan. The Boy From the Woods. F, K. – It was… fine.
Cummins, Jeanine. American Dirt. F, K. – This blew me away, and was so suspenseful and thought-provoking…
de los Santos, Marisa. I’d Give Anything. F, K. – Her prose is just so lovely…
Didion, Joan. Slouching Towards Bethlehem. NF, K. – I finally read it!
Drysdale, Pip. Sunday Girl. F, K. – Fast and with a great premise!
Dolan, Lian. The Sweeney Sisters. F, K. – Loved this women’s fiction filled with great characters
Doyle, Glennon. Untamed. NF, K. – Parts were eh, parts were better…
Foley, Lucy. The Guest List. F, K. – GREAT atmosphere and twisty turns!
Giffin, Emily. The Lies That Bind. F, K. – May be the worst book I’ve read this year?
Greenberg, Jolenta, and Meinzer, Kristin. How to Be Fine. NF, K. – If you love the pod, you’ll like it!
Harding, Robyn. The Swap. F, K. – Squicky, in a good way!
Hankin, Laura. Happy & You Know It. F, K. – Very “Nanny Diaries” and I was here for it!
Hendricks, Greer and Pekkanen, Sarah. You Are Not Alone. F, K. – Another good one from this duo!
Henry, Emily. Beach Read. F. – Deserving of all the praise this summer! Loved!
Hepworth, Sally. The Family Next Door. F. – She’s just SO GOOD at family dramas!
Irby, Samantha. Wow, No Thank You. NF, K. – Raunchy and funny!
Irby, Samantha. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. NF. – Same!
Kalter, Suzy. The Complete Book of MASH. NF. – Sentimental…
Kilmer, Val. I’m Your Huckleberry. NF, F. – Wow, dudes, he’s weird. But readable!
Kim, A. H. A Good Family. F, K. – Really loved this fast family drama!
Kim, Angie. Miracle Creek. F. – AMAZING. Just loved it…
King, Lily. Writers & Lovers. F. – SO GOOD. I read this in one sitting…
Kolker, Robert. Hidden Valley Road. NF, K. – Heartbreaking true story of schizophrenia running in one family…
Kondo, Marie. Joy at Work. NF, K. – Yay Marie!
Lackberg, Camilla. The Golden Cage. F, K. – My first Lackberg, but won’t be my last!
Lockhart, E. Again Again. F, YA, K. – It was… eh, compared to her last few…
Lowry, Mary Pauline. The Roxy Letters. F, K. – Cute, but tried too hard…
Napolitano, Ann. Dear Edward. F. – Absolutely STUNNING and I can’t recommend it enough!
Neumann, Ariana. When Time Stopped. NF. – Such a good true WWII story set in Czecho…
Niven, Jennifer. All the Bright Places. F, YA. – A (great) reread!
Norman, Matthew. Last Couple Standing. F, K. – Funny, poignant, good!
Nugent, Suzanne. Brunch and Other Obligations. F, K. – Great women’s fiction!
Peterson, Melissa Anne. Vera Violet. F, K. – Couldn’t even finish it.
Reid, Taylor Jenkins. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. F. – I just love TJR!
Reid, Taylor Jenkins. After I Do. F. – Same!
Reynolds, Jason. Long Way Down. F, YA. – Jaw-droppingly impactful.
Rosenthal, Jason. My Wife Said You Might Want to Marry Me. NF, K. – Oh, so sad but so warm…
Rowell, Rainbow. Attachments. F, K. – Good, but not my fave of hers…
Russell, Kate Elizabeth. My Dark Vanessa. F, K. – WOWOW, so much to unpack in this one, but made me think about it for DAYS…
Shafrir, Doree. Startup. F. – Love her on the pod, but this was just “eh” for me…
Silver, Josie. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. F, K. – ALL THE FEELINGS!
Swanson, Peter. Eight Perfect Murders. F, K. – Clever setup, but kinda eh by the end.
Tyler, Anne. Redhead by the Side of the Road, F, K. – It’s Anne Tyler. You love (or you don’t)
Ward, Amanda Eyre. The Jetsetters. F, K. – Fast family fiction!
Waters, Martha. To Have and to Hoax. F, K. – Charming little Regency romance
Weiner, Jennifer. Big Summer. F, K. – NOT what I expected… and not my favorite of hers by a long shot…
Wrobel, Stephanie. Darling Rose Gold. F, K. – Loved “The Act” on Hulu? You’ll love this…
Zimmerman, Vicky. Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies. F, K. – Warm and charming…