The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan: A Psychologically Thrilling Ride

Does anyone have any tips for appearing refreshed after you’ve stayed up all night reading? If so, you’re going to need to pull out all the stops when you pick up Hank Phillippi Ryan’s thrilling new book, The First To Lie. The First to Lie is a suspenseful, twisting tale of revenge, intrigue, and identity. … More The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan: A Psychologically Thrilling Ride

Allison Winn Scotch’s “Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing” Inspires and Empowers

Being a woman is hard. Being a woman in politics is even harder. Allison Winn Scotch’s pitch-perfect new novel, Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, beautifully dives into this harsh truth, and, honestly, it could not come at a more fitting time. Cleo McDougal has had her future mapped out forever. Congresswoman at twenty-five. Senator at thirty-one. … More Allison Winn Scotch’s “Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing” Inspires and Empowers

Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev: A Delightfully Delicious Dish

There are two things I absolutely cannot resist: a smart Jane Austen retelling and a Food Network cooking competition. Never did I think these two worlds would collide, but thanks to Sonali Dev’s latest novel, they have. I fell in love with Dev’s writing last year through Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, and she’s just … More Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev: A Delightfully Delicious Dish

Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Sometimes you pick up a book and it instantly becomes a forever favorite. Everything about it, from the characters, to the setting, to the emotional punch on every page, invokes that magical feeling that captures everything you love about reading. Without fail, Kristy Woodson Harvey’s novels always have that quality for me, and her latest, … More Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

I’m going to be honest with you, bookish friends. I’ve had a hard time focusing on reading lately. With everything going on in the world, it seems like all I can do is obsessively watch the news, read the news, then worry, worry, worry. I’ve found myself wondering when I’ll ever feel the joy of … More Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán: A Treasure from Beginning to End

When I pick up a Camille Pagán novel, I know two things for certain. I know that I’m going to meet some quirky and complex characters I won’t dare forget, and I know that every emotional note is going to hit that perfect sweet spot between humor and heartache. Other than that, I never know … More This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán: A Treasure from Beginning to End

Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight

Is there anything better than catching up with old friends? You already know how much you adore them, you know their history, and you completely get their sense of humor. I had the privilege of hanging out with some people I really love recently. We laughed, we bonded, we enjoyed a few casseroles, and we … More Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight