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Sojourn by Cecilia London

<i>Sojourn</i> by Cecilia London

A few months back, I was checking emails from another blog I used to review for. Someone had pitched us a book that sounded like Hunger Games on steroids and I was intrigued. I snapped up the book before my colleagues could get to it and boy am I glad I did. That was the first […]

The Residence: Inside the Private ...

<i>The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House</i> by Kate Anderson Brower

  I was poking around my library’s eBook website, looking for a few books for an upcoming beach holiday when this cover caught my eye. Thinking back to the Lee Daniels movie/saccharine revisionist history fest The Butler, I was intrigued to learn more about the employees of the White House residence. I’m glad I picked the […]

Playing with Fire by Kate Mead...

<i>Playing with Fire</i> by Kate Meader

  Playing with Fire is the second book in Meader’s fabulous Hot in Chicago series and my first exposure to her writing. I seemed to have missed the gene that makes firefighters irresistible, so I usually give romances around the firehouse a pass. Hoo buddy, am I glad I picked this one up. I loved […]

The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of ...

<i>The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile</i> by C.W. Gortner

  The Queen’s Vow is the latest book in my on-going project of trying to read as much as I can about women leaders throughout history. I am slowly realizing, as I move through adulthood, how little I know about the women who have gone before me that have shaped the world. I know more […]

Between the World and Me by Ta...

<i>Between the World and Me</i> by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  Between the World and Me is not written for me and yet I knew it was required reading. I, like the rest of the world, have watched as the idea of America has been continually challenged on the streets of various cities. I’ve watched it all from across an ocean, living in country that […]

Conscience by Cecilia London

<i>Conscience</i> by Cecilia London

I’m a writer as well as a reader, so I know how annoying and borderline offensive it is to authors to have someone scream at them to write faster. I do. I promise. That being said. WRITE FASTER, LONDON. FAAAASSSSTTEERRRRRRRR. Holy hell, this book series. I’ve started ordering my friends to read this, sending text […]

Dissident by Cecilia London

<i>Dissident</i> by Cecilia London

  Christ on a cracker, y’all – THIS BOOK. No shit, THIS BOOK. Do you enjoy dystopian fiction like Hunger Games or Divergent but wish all the good dystopians weren’t about teenagers? Can you not get enough of House of Cards? Or wish the West Wing was still happening? Into reading detailed marathon sex sessions between consenting adults? Then pick up this series […]

And the Mountains Echoed by Kh...

<i>And the Mountains Echoed</i> by Khaled Hosseini

  And the Mountains Echoed is a complicated story that starts with a journey across Afghanistan and follows the ramifications of that journey over the following fifty-odd years. It’s a different kind of novel than I normally read – not just because I don’t normally indulge in Afghani fiction. I’m more used to straight narratives […]

Madam President by Nicolle Wal...

<i>Madam President</i> by Nicolle Wallace

Madam President is a fast-paced, tightly wound narrative about three women – POTUS, SECDEF and the Press Secretary – before, during, and after an international crisis of terrorism on American soil. Recommended for people who like political behind-the-scenes narratives, interpersonal relationships and political intrigue. I thought the book would focus much more on the attack itself […]

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