Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

Ages 18+

The Lies That Bind

I couldn’t put this one down!

Cecily was dumped and she’s drinking her sorrows away when she meets someone new at the bar. They hit it off, and her life is changed forever as they continue to see each other and quickly fall in love. As Cecily gets deeply involved in her new romance, her life becomes full of surprises she never saw coming.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.


Adult Fiction, Romance

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

Ages 18+

The Accidental Beauty Queen

Charlotte and Ginny Gorman are twin sisters, but they couldn’t be more different. Charlotte is a quiet girl who loves her life as an elementary school librarian and bookworm, and Ginny is a perpetual beauty pageant contestant with her own Instagram account. Ginny’s latest quest is to win the title of Miss American Treasure. Charlotte travels with her sister to the pageant just for fun, with big plans for spa trips and reading by the hotel pool.  But when Ginny has an allergic reaction the night before the beauty pageant with no hopes of recovering any time soon, they decide to do the old switcheroo and have Charlotte compete in her sister’s place. Charlotte quickly learns, however, that pageants are more than just glitz and glam…


ARC Reviews, Historical Fiction, YA Fiction

28 Days by David Safier

Grades 9 – 12
28 Days: A Novel of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto by [Safier, David]
28 Days follows sixteen-year-old Mira who smuggles food into the Warsaw ghetto to keep her family safe in 1942. When the ghetto is set to be liquidated, she is determined to find a way to keep her family safe. She meets a group of young people like herself who are planning an uprising against the occupying forces. She joins them, and they resist for 28 days, much longer than they thought possible.
Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.
Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Ages 18+

The Honey-Don't List

Carey Douglas has worked for Melissa (“Melly”) and Russell (“Rusty”) Tripp since she was a teenager. They run the tight ship that is their remodeling business as well as star in their own reality television series, not to mention, they have a new book and book tour about to launch as well. The problem? The famous couple can no longer stand each other.

James McCann is a newbie who was originally hired as a structural engineer, but both he and Carey find themselves on tour with Melissa and Rusty so as to not let things fall completely apart, and make Rusty and Melly seem like the perfect couple they’ve always been.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Children, LGBTQ+, Middle Grade Fiction, Sports

A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner

Grades 4 – 6

A High Five for Glenn Burke

Glenn Burke was a gay baseball player in the 1970s, and also the inventor of the high five. Sixth grader Silas decides to do a school report and presentation on Glenn Burke, but it feels more personal than just a school assignment, because Silas himself is gay, and in the closet. This assignment feels like his way of gearing up to coming out to his friends and family. When he does, how will they react?

Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine

Ages 18+

The Wife Stalker

Piper Reynard needs to start over, so she packs her bags and heads to Westport, Connecticut. There, she meets Leo Drakos, and is instantly taken by him. Promptly ignoring his wedding ring, she is determined to become his wife.

Joanna is Leo’s ex who, after all these years, is happy that he has come out of his depression and returned to his normal self. He has been busy with his children, and Joanna is determined to scoop him back up. There’s just one problem – Piper beat her to it. Joanna is hell-bent on finding something, anything, in Piper’s past to drag her through the dirt, and boy, does she hit the jackpot. After her discovery, however, she begins to fear for Leo’s and the children’s lives and is on a mission to loosen them from Piper’s grip.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.  

ARC Reviews, Nonfiction

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of the Children’s Ship by Deborah Heiligman

Grades 9 – 12
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

This book is the intense story of children whose parents sent them away on boats during World War II in order to save their lives. The passenger ship SS City of Benares left for Canada in 1940 with 100 children and chaperones. However, the warships escorting the Benares got torpedoed, putting everyone in danger. Some survived and many did not, and this is their story.

Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.