The Husband’s Secret

(I know this is not a new release but I just read it 🙂 ) The Husband’s SecretLiane MoriartyHardcover Published by BerkleyJul 30, 2013 | 416 Pages We all have secrets. Liane Moriarty is known for her thought-provoking women’s fiction. This book is no different as the reader is left wondering just how well they knowContinue reading “The Husband’s Secret”

Be Frank With Me

Be Frank with MeJulie Claiborne JohnsonWilliam Morrow, 2016Hardcover, 287 pages Alice Whitley, a 24-year-old publishing assistant, is sent to Los Angeles to do whatever it takes to help a literary recluse write her next novel. While M.M. Banning (Mimi) is irritable and ungrateful, Alice’s biggest challenge is Mimi’s son Frank, an intelligent and quirky fourth-grader. MimiContinue reading “Be Frank With Me”

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. If fine can be defined as gut-wrenching loneliness and extreme vodka consumption. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineBy Gail HoneymanPublished by Penguin Random House, 2018 Eleanor Oliphant is a young woman, just turning thirty. Since college, she’s worked at the same job, lives alone, values routine drinks 2L of vodka eachContinue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

The Girl He Used to Know

At first glance, this is a novel about love, heartbreak, and second chances. Annika and Jonathan were college sweethearts who planned a future together, however, they soon discover that life doesn’t always go as planned and they go their separate ways. Ten years later they reunite. Both a little wiser, they make a second attemptContinue reading “The Girl He Used to Know”

My Dark Vanessa

This novel is about the long term fallout from a relationship between 15-year-old Vanessa and her forty-something English teacher. Alternating between the younger Vanessa and the adult Vanessa, we are drawn into her world as she tries to make sense of her life, legitimize the relationship, and create a version of events so as notContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa”