Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews every three weeks.

Book Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

Book Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers is one of those books that takes place over a specific, short period of time; in this case, it's the Memorial Day long weekend in the United States. This type of timeline usually works to add heightened drama to the proceeding...

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Book Review: The Storm by Arif Anwar

Book Review: The Storm by Arif Anwar

I love the suspense that a storm brings to the fore in a fictional book; as the winds change, so do our expectations as a reader. This story begins with a storm, and ends with the same storm, pushing the reader in all different directions and time periods, raging...

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Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds is a little gem of a novel. Short, beautifully written, engaging characters and an exciting ending; what else could a reader ask for? There are two main characters; Kristin is an attractive young woman who's just gotten a divorce from a...

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Book Review: Lipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish

Book Review: Lipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish

Most books that get sent my way for review are ones I'm interested in reading right away; mystery, thriller, suspense, literary coming-of-age stories, even the occasional memoir. But every once in a while, something is sent to me that's clearly out of my reading...

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Book Review: Self Help by Al Snow

Book Review: Self Help by Al Snow

Now that I review and recommend books professionally I'm attempting to be a well-rounded reader, which in my mind means that I read a wide variety of books, even books that I suspect I'll dislike. I've fulfilled this promise to myself by picking up a memoir written by...

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Book Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Book Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Has anyone else noticed the spate of 'women in war' books lately? Not that I'm complaining, but when you read a few novels that are all very similar in topic, you tend to judge them a little more harshly without intending to. I wasn't 'wowed' by The Huntress by Kate...

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Book Review: The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

Book Review: The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

I think this book may be the most 'masculine' thing I have ever read, except for maybe a GQ magazine article about belts. The Plotters by Un-Su Kim, translated into English by Sora Kim-Russell features men, lots of men, and they're either fighting, drinking, joking...

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