This Chick Read: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

I read this book sitting on the couch, occasionally laughing out loud and getting strange looks from my husband, as well as grabbing a Kleenex and sniffling, trying to hide my tears.  I didn’t fool anyone, including myself.  I was totally into the characters and storyline, and wasn’t going to put this book down until I was done.  When I was, I looked up stating, Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin”

This Chick Read: The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

I had been sent the pre-release copy of the sequel to this book by St. Martin’s Press (The Return of the Witch) and realized that I hadn’t yet read the 1st book in the series, The Witch’s Daughter.  It had been on my wish list on my Overdrive app, so I checked it out, reading it while the NFL playoffs played in the background Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston”

This Chick Read: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive was the novel selected for my book club The Hot Chicks Who Read.  The book follows Ani FaNelli, a young women who writes sex articles for a Cosmopolitan-like magazine, while being decked out in the current fads, eating practically nothing Continue reading “This Chick Read: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll”

This Chick Read: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

A few minutes ago I finished reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald and my mind is still spinning from the gentle joyfulness of this book.  Thank You Sourcebooks Landmark for allowing me to read a pre-release copy through NetGalley. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommends has won the two awards listed below Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald”

This Chick Read: I want to be Cormoran Strike’s girl Friday!

I initially picked up Robert Galbraith’s Cuckoo’s Calling because I was a fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.  The Cormoran Strike series is written with the same kind of detail we came to love from the Harry Potter books. That detail made them so much more than just children’s novels.  Galbraith’s London, in which Cormoran Strike lives, is disillusioned, painful and muddy. Continue reading “This Chick Read: I want to be Cormoran Strike’s girl Friday!”