Category Archives: W Author

Time to Catch Up

Peeps. I keep trying to find the time and, let’s face it, the energy to sit down and get caught up on outstanding reviews. I can usually squeeze one in on my lunch break each day, but I need that time these days to decompress. So, here I am – having been on radio silence…

Lululemons are pretentious

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 5 June 2018 Source: Publisher from NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor. Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs….

What would you do for $1,000,000

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 29 May 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card…

If I only had a heart

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Ellis and Michael are twelve-year-old boys when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers….

Sizzling then fizzling Mister Tender’s Girl

Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 13 February 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn’t exist. His sinister character…

Artemis suffers from sophomoric slump

Artemis by Andy Weir

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 14 November 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich. Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of…

Sing, Unburied, Sing did not make me want to sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White…

Applause for Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 7 February 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “A witty, irreverent tour of history’s worst plagues―from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio―and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was…

They walk among us in The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career…

The End of the World Running Club sounds like campy fun but is surprisingly earnest

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the world ends and you find yourself forsaken, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. Stranded on the other side of the country from his wife and children, Ed must push himself across a devastated wasteland to…