When We Caught Fire

Set against the backdrop of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, When We Caught Fire is a historical romance with a love triangle, an impending wedding, a lot of talk about “society” and a great ominous foreboding sense about the whole thing.

For Better and Worse

I love a good murder, but could I execute the perfect one and get away with it? Probably not. But Natalie and Will are going to try

What Waits in the Woods

It’s a little spooky, kind of scary, makes me never want to camp ever, and wow, I’m glad I read it. 

Roomies

I’ve never been big on “romances” or even “rom-coms” but wow am I addicted to Christina Lauren books right now

Dear Committee Members

I’m a big fan of the idea of satire, but I find myself reluctant to seek it out. When I heard Julie Schumacher on the Folger Library podcast discussing her latest book, The Shakespeare Requirement, though, my interest was peaked.

Lies We Told

In my quest to finish all of my BOTM books and because I love the color purple, I finally picked up Lies We Told and wow, was I engrossed.

The Library Book

As a student in a graduate program of library science, I felt weirdly called to pick up this book. I’d heard a lot of chatter about it, so I downloaded the audiobook and started off on my adventure into the Los Angeles Central Library.

Bonfire

It’s part legal thriller, part corruption case, part typical drunk-woman-dealing-with-issues-mystery, and I loved it. I read it in one foul swoop. 

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

I’m a sucker for a good musical, but I won’t even pretend I wasn’t absolutely ANGRY when Dear Evan Hansen beat out Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 for Best Musical at the Tony Awards. F

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

I needed something I could binge-read and that would make me FEEL things and wow, the writing duo that is Christina Lauren did not let me down.

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

In a quest to finally catch up on my Book of the Month TBR pile, I settled in to read the book I selected back in March 2018 when it was billed as an adult version of the Westing Game and while I’m not sure the descriptor is perfect, I really enjoyed this book.