• The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Must Read Book of the Summer
    Books,  Fiction,  Sarah Slusher

    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    Categories: Books, Fiction, Sarah SlusherAuthor: Brit BennettGenre: FictionPublisher: RiverheadPublished: 06/02/2020From the New York Times -bestselling author of The Mothers , a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults,…The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Book Review Special thanks to Riverhead Books for providing our copy of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett in exchange for…

  • Book Review The Request by David Bell
    Amy Pineda,  Books,  Fiction,  Mysteries & Thrillers

    The Request by David Bell

    Categories: Amy Pineda, Books, Fiction, Mysteries & ThrillersAuthor: David BellGenres: Fiction, ThrillerPublisher: BerkleyPublished: June 30, 2020When a man agrees to do a favor for a friend, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes embroiled in a woman's murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of Layover. Ryan Francis has it all--great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child--and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media. Until the night his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman's home to retrieve…The Request by David Bell Book Review Special thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours for providing our copy of The Request…

  • Best Of,  Books,  Fiction,  Sarah Slusher

    Summer Reading List 2020

    It is time for my Summer Reading List 2020! Every year I look forward to sitting in the sun with a pina colada & enjoying a good book. This year, I am sharing all the books I plan to read this summer. Since the majority of my reading friends head back to school in August, all of these titles come out June – August 4th. That way, you have plenty of time to read this summer! I even placed this list in order of publication date. I hope you enjoy your Summer Reading! When you purchase from Bookshop.org, you help support this site & independent bookstores. You can read our affiliate…

  • Book List Enemies to Lovers Romances
    Best Of,  Books,  Fiction,  Laura Yamin,  Romance,  Sarah Slusher

    Enemies to Lovers Romance Books

    Enemies to Lovers Romance Books are one of our absolute favorite tropes. Seeing characters going from hate to love is so satisfying! My friend, Laura Yamin from the What to Read Next Podcast put this Enemies to Lovers Romance List together! We hope you’ll find some new favorites on this list! This post may contain links to purchase books & you can read our affiliate disclosure here.  The Hating Game by Sally Thorne This is the classic enemies to lovers. The banter. The comedic timing.  This is a must-read for fans of enemies to lovers Premise: Hero and Heroine hate each other as they work in the same company and are…

  • Book review Perfectly Famous by Emily Liebert
    Amy Pineda,  Books,  Fiction,  Mysteries & Thrillers

    Perfectly Famous by Emily Liebert

    Categories: Amy Pineda, Books, Fiction, Mysteries & ThrillersAuthor: Emily LiebertGenres: Fiction, ThrillerPublisher: Gallery BooksPublished: NaN/NaN/NaNFrom the USA TODAY bestselling author of Pretty Revenge—a “gripping tale of subterfuge, betrayal, and retribution” (Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish)—comes the story of a journalist obsessed with finding a crime novelist who disappears after a deadly attack on her beloved daughter. As a mother and a famous author, Ward DeFleur has it all. She lives in a beautiful estate in picture-perfect Connecticut, along with her teenage daughter, Stevie, where nothing…Special thanks to Gallery & KCC PR for providing our copy of Perfectly Famous by Emily Liebert in exchange for an honest &…

  • The First Emma by Camille Di Maio Book Review
    Books,  Fiction,  Historical Fiction,  Melissa Ann

    The First Emma by Camille Di Maio

    Categories: Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Melissa AnnAuthor: Camille Di MaioGenres: Fiction, Historical FictionPublished: NaN/NaN/NaNInspired by true events 1914 - Young bride Emma Koehler dreams of a happy marriage and a simple life with her husband, but her hopes are quickly dashed by Otto’s obsession with his business. Though they become one of the wealthiest couples in the country – a fortune made on beer, mining, and hospitality - Emma is lonely in their stone mansion, unable to have children and unable to keep his attentions at home. When…Special thanks to Lake Union & Suzy Approved Book Tours for providing our copy of The First Emma by Camille Di Maio in…

  • Book Review The Roommate by Rosie Danan
    Books,  Fiction,  Romance,  Sarah Slusher

    The Roommate by Rosie Danan

    Categories: Books, Fiction, Romance, Sarah SlusherAuthor: Rosie DananGenre: RomancePublisher: BerkleyPublished: 9/15/2020House Rules: Do your own dishes Knock before entering the bathroom Never look up your roommate online The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She’s the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara’s childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too much to resist. Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true. After…The Roommate by Rosie Danan Special thanks to Berkley for providing our copy of The Roommate by Rosie Danan in exchange for an honest & fair…

  • Shelf Stable Vegetable Soup Recipe made in a Dutch oven or Pot
    Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe

    Lately, my family is so in love with this Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe. As soon as social distancing & stay at home orders began, I took the opportunity to teach my kids how to make a meal. Luckily, my daughter is a huge fan of soup. After grabbing what was on our shelves, we set out to make a quick & easy vegetable soup featuring a good amount of shelf-stable ingredients. Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe -You’re a Winner Baby Well, our first batch of this Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe was so tasty! Honestly, I thought it may be a fluke. While I do love soup, vegetable soup is never my…

  • Under the Radar Book Club Picks Graphic
    Best Of,  Sarah Slusher

    Under the Radar Book Club Picks

    Under the Radar Book Club Picks My friend Heather over at Book Club Chat & I were chatting about all the books that are great book club selections. For us, there are a few standouts that maybe didn’t get the love we feel they deserve. Here is our List of Under the Radar Book Club Picks. The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr Heather read this book last summer & raves about it. I waited a while longer. But as soon as I read The Unbreakables, all I want to do is talk to everyone about it! The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr is sexy, sensual, heartbreaking, gorgeous & it’s a grown folks…

  • Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Black Cocoa White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I love this Black Cocoa White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe so much. if you can hold off on eating them all the first day, they are just as fantastic on day 2. These cookies are rich, satisfying & the cure for even the sweetest sweet tooth! A Childhood Favorite Growing up, I binge ate so may Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. You know the ones! The cocoa cookie with the white chocolate chips. Honestly, I didn’t even try any other flavor because these were by far the best! Ever since I’ve been on the hunt for a delicious & satisfying chocolate cookie with white chocolate chips. While I’ve tried many recipes, the…

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