Wow, I can’t believe we are less than two weeks from Christmas…time is flying. This past week I got some decent reading time in, and find a gem that I am so excited to talk about.

The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonio – This book started off as promising. Think Food Network filming a show about two rivalry restaurants in the same town. This one has a huge back story that goes back many generations. I thought I was in a for a treat, but after awhile all I could think was grow up. This book does have a very redeeming ending, however, I am not sure how many people will want to stick with it until then, as I found it grating at times.

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens – Taking place in London our two protagonists were both born on New Year’s Day minutes apart. One spends their life resenting the other person without the other ever knowing. They end up meeting each other on their thirtieth birthday which is the setup for this book. I found this one to be ok at times, but it was a little long for my taste and if you are romance fan there is a long time before you get any payoff.

The Fortunate Ones by Ed Tarkington – This book does not come out until January 5th, but I will be talking about this book for a long time. At times it gave me a similar vibe to A Prayer for Owen Meany which is one of my favorite books. It is billed as a retelling of The Great Gatsby which I did see throughout the story but definitely stands on its own. I read Ed Tarkington’s previous novel and just loved his writing and this one did not disappoint at all. I will be putting up a more formal review closer to the pub date. What I want to say is get excited for this one. If this is what is coming out in January of 2021 I am excited for the reading year.

Hope you all had a great week reading. I know the holidays can stress a lot of people out. I hope that does not happen to you, but if it does, take a breather and read a few chapters. Until next week…..

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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