This one was lovely. I’ve reviewed lots of family epics for BookPage, and normally they’re fairly slow and sometimes a little boring. Let Me Explain you has a tight plot, great characters and a wonderful sense of humor. I loved it. Read more of my Let Me Explain You review […]
I’m not much of a thriller girl, but I really enjoyed this one from Emily Schultz — it’s about a pandemic that mysteriously only kills blonde women, and it’s really fantastic. My review of The Blondes is over at BookPage. This book was a review copy, which means I got […]
The Turner House is the story of a big family struggling to connect after they’ve grown up and (mostly) moved out of the family home. It’s well-written and realistic, and you can read my review of The Turner House over at BookPage. This book was a review copy, which means […]
This is the story of a Staten Island family who lost a son on September 11. The pacing was a little slow for me, and I never felt fully invested. My full review is over at BookPage. This book was a review copy, which means I got it for free.
Michael Christie does a beautiful job of digging into anxiety and agoraphobia in If I Fall, If I Die. I was a bit confused by some of the scenes that happened outside the house, but I think that was on purpose to mimic his character’s confusion. Want more? Check out […]
The Rosie Project is really fun chick lit that’s not stupid or sappy, and this follow-up actually follows that strong example of its predecessor. My review of The Rosie Effect is at BookPage, and my interview with author Graeme Simsion is here. This book was a review copy, which means […]
This is the book I wrote! Buy it in paperback or as an ebook; it’s available for order wherever books are sold. The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local, and Reclaim the American Dream is the story of one girl’s journey from buy-local blogger to woman entrepreneur and indie-shop advocate. When […]
I reviewed this short story collection from Simon Rich for BookPage, and it was one of my favorite picks from them. It’s hilarious and extreme — the Elf on the Shelf story was too much for me, but I loved all the rest of them. Read my review of Spoiled […]
The premise of Reunion isn’t original — woman in middle age returns home and rethinks her life — but the writing and characterization are strong and clear. I enjoyed Reunion, and I reviewed it at BookPage. This book was a review copy, which means I got it for free.
I have a tricky relationship with dentists. Because of genetic weirdness, the roots of my baby teeth mostly didn’t disappear like they were supposed to, so I had to have them pulled. Oh, and did I mention? I’m immune to Novocaine. As a kid, I used to sit in the […]
Here at Church Street, we love at good story. We sell great stories in the books we offer, obviously, but there’s also a special place in our hearts for great music (anyone who’s seen Cal dancing in the morning knows we can get a little carried away with a good […]