A Special Report for Book Lovers
Greetings! It is my habit to post a new slice-of-life blog on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. When there is a fifth Tuesday, it’s time for a book bonanza as I share the top five book reviews from the Book Blog section of my website.
Today I will offer information on two other books as a bonus of sorts. These are the newly released books by authors I have reviewed in the past. So stay tuned to hear about the latest from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Taylor Jenkins Reid.
That said, here are the five books I enjoyed most in the last several months:
- Hamnet – A 305-page book that fully imagines the private life of William Shakespeare without mentioning his name once. Huh? What’s that all about?
- The Invisible Life of Addie Larue – If you’ve ever thought of making a deal with the devil, Addie Larue would tell you to remember the old adage: Be careful what you wish for.
- The List of Things that Will Not Change – On the one hand, this book is about gay marriage from a child’s point of view. But more than that, it’s about unconditional love.
- Early Morning Riser – The relationship between 26-year-old Jane and 40-something year old Duncan, the perennial playboy, grows into something much larger than romantic love.
- Standard Deviation – Get inside of Graham’s head as he deals with his much younger – and too talkative – wife, his very uptight ex-wife, and his autistic 10-year old son.
And now, here are the two bonus books:
- Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s new book is called Good Company.
Amazon tells us: “Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.”
Previously I reviewed her book, The Nest.
- Taylor Jenkins Reid’s new book is called Malibu Rising.
Amazon tells us: “Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.”
Previously I reviewed her books:
And here’s a CALL TO ACTION: