Playing the Palace – Mini Book Review

Author: Paul Rudnick Genre: LGBTQIA/Romance Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Publication Date: May 25, 2021 Book Description: THEIR LOVE STORY CAPTIVATED THE WORLD…THE CROWN PRINCE AND THAT GUY FROM NEW YORKWhen a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find…

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The Guncle – Book Review

Author: Steven Rowley Genre: General Fiction Publisher: G.P. Puntnam’s Son Publication Date: May 25, 2021 Book Description: From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the…

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Unsettled Ground – Book Review

Author: Claire Fuller Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Tin House Publication Date: May 18, 20201 Book Description: From the author of Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons, and Bitter Orange comes a brilliant novel about an unusual family held together by a string of lies, a small town with too many questions, and a sudden death…

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The Plot – Mini Book Review

Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Celadon Books/Macmillan Audio Publication Date: May 11, 2021 Book Description: Hailed as “breathtakingly suspenseful,” Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot is a propulsive audiobook about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist…

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The Siren – Book Review

Author: Katherine St. John Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: May 4, 2021 Book Description: From Katherine St. John, author of The Lion’s Den, comes another sublimely escapist thriller: When Hollywood heartthrob Cole Power hires his ex-wife, Stella Rivers, to act in his son’s film, he sparks a firestorm on an isolated…

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The Newcomer – Book Review

Author: Mary Kay Andrews Genre: Mystery & Thrillers/Romance/Women’s Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan Audio Publication Date: May 4, 2021 Book Description: Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer with The Newcomer. In trouble and on the run… After she discovers…

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The Last Thing He Told Me – Review

Author: Laura Dave Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Women’s Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: May 4, 2021 Book Description: A gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears. Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite…

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Anna K: Away – Mini Book Review

Author: Jenny Lee Genre: YA Publisher: Flatiron Books/Macmillan Audio Publication Date: April 27, 2021 Book Description: The sequel to Anna K, set over the course of the next summer, as the characters come to terms with Vronsky’s tragic death How the mighty have fallen. Anna K, once the golden girl of Greenwich, CT, and New…

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It Had to Be You – Mini Book Review

Author: Georgia Clark Genre: Romance Publisher: Atria Books/Emily Bestler Books Publication Date: May 4, 2021 Book Description: For the past twenty years, Liv and Eliot Goldenhorn have run In Love In New York, Brooklyn’s top wedding planning business. That is, until Eliot dies while visiting his younger, blonder girlfriend, Savannah Shipley, an events intern from…

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Family Reunion – Book Review

Author: Nancy Thayer Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Ballentine Books Publication Date: May 4, 2020 Book Description: Eleanor Sunderland loves living on Nantucket, in a gorgeous cliffside home that has been in her family for decades. Yet this year she can’t help but feel a bit isolated, even as the island begins to come alive with…

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