The Opposite of Loneliness

Marina Keegan had a full life ahead of her, a job at the New Yorker, and a Yale degree at her back, but five days after graduation, she died in a car accident.

The Distance Between Us

After a rough finals period, I needed a feel-good teen romance to keep me going, and I found that in Kasie West’s The Distance Between Us.

Murder on the Orient Express

After seeing the Murder on the Orient Express movie starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Leslie Odom Jr, Penelope Cruz, ¬†Josh Gad, and many, many more, I was eager to read the novel it was based upon. I was happy to discover that it was one of the better book-to-film adaptations I have seen, at least…

Holidays on Ice

If you’ve got a dark sense of humor and are trying to get in the holiday spirit, look no further than David Sedaris’s hilarious short story collection

Melissa Explains It All

Get inside the mind of Clarissa and Sabrina the Teenage Witch as Melissa Joan Harts reveals the details of her life

The Wife Between Us

Domestic noir is best done when controlled by an unreliable narrator, and the Wife Between Us is chock full of unreliable narrators and characters that blend and merge and diverge throughout to craft a compelling psychological thriller that will keep you turning the page. 

Young Jane Young

I love books that switch between POV, especially when it is done well, and Young Jane Young excels in that

Lies She Told

I love a good domestic noir novel, and Lies She Told is the perfect read for writers! Liza is a “romantic suspense” writer, which basically means she writes domestic noir, and she is under pressure from her editor to write a new book, and a successful one at that, in 30 days to make up…