The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson

Publication Date: November 10, 2020Publisher: Thomas Nelson BooksRating: ★★★ Bree Leake doesn’t want to be tied down. She’s had more jobs than she can count, and she plans to move as soon as the curtains fall on her less-than-minor stage role at The Barter—the oldest live performance theater in the US. But just when it’sContinue reading “The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson”

A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy

Publication Date: August 11, 2020Publisher: Algonquin BooksRating: ★★★ Dreams collide with reality, modernity with antiquity, and myth with identity in the twelve arresting stories of A House Is a Body. In “Earthly Pleasures,” a young painter living alone in San Francisco begins a secret romance with one of India’s biggest celebrities, and desire and egoContinue reading “A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy”

Come Again by Robert Webb

Publication Date: July 14, 2020Publisher: Hachette AudioNarrator(s): Olivia ColmanRating: ★★★ Kate’s husband Luke — the man she loved from the moment she met him twenty-eight years ago — died suddenly. Since then she has pushed away her friend and lost her job, and everything is starting to fall apart. One day, she wakes up inContinue reading “Come Again by Robert Webb”

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Publication Date: July 7, 2020Publisher: MacMillan AudioRating: ★★★★ There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day ofContinue reading “Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust”

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Publication Date: June 2, 2020Publisher: Riverhead BooksRating: ★★★ 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, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racialContinue reading “The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett”