The Social Graces by Renee Rosen

This quote from Romeo and Juliet feels very apt after reading The Social Graces by Renee Rosen: “Two households both alike in dignity  (In fair Verona where we lay our scene)...”* If by “households,” you mean obscenely wealthy families and by “dignity,” you mean the lengths they will go to to outdo each other in … Continue reading The Social Graces by Renee Rosen

Best Books Inspired by Greek Mythology

Ever since I was a kid, I have been in love with Greek mythology.  I don’t know why they appealed to me so much - whether it was the magic, the daring heroes (and it was almost always heroes, not heroines) or just the idea that the world was way older than myself. I remember … Continue reading Best Books Inspired by Greek Mythology

Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews

Lovers of Greek Mythology, hark my call and heed this battle cry! No really, I mean it.  I just read a great retelling of the Apollo and Daphne story and while you know that I am no novice in my love for books based on Greek Mythology (see my post about Madeline Miller’s brilliance here) … Continue reading Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

An unapologetic feminist novel featuring badass lady pirates?!?!  Well played, India Holton.  You get me.  You really do. I've jumped ahead. Let me rewind a bit. Close your eyes and imagine back a few weeks ago. Past Cheryl was excited when this book finally made it to the top of my TBR. I finally picked … Continue reading The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

Most excited for June-December 2021

It’s that time of year.  The time when I start revising my “books I’m excited for” list.  At the beginning of the year, I usually put books that come out within the first few months.  But that means I ignore or am ignorant of all the amazing books coming out in the second half of … Continue reading Most excited for June-December 2021

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Strap in, everyone.  It’s going to be a long one. I’m finally tackling a book series that I have been meaning to write about for ages now and it will come to no surprise to those of you who have Netflix, but I’m going to talk about the Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo. … Continue reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Bookish Travels: Delaware 2021

Camping.  Yes, camping. I must say that for the entire amount of years I have been on this Earth, I had never been camping.  Sleeping in a tent, cooking over an open flame, no bathrooms, I mean, come on - that’s definitely not me.  But sometimes, you’ll catch me in a mood to try something … Continue reading Bookish Travels: Delaware 2021

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

When I finished this book, my first thought was that this was the most beautiful book I had ever read! Frankly, I’m not even sure how to start this post.  I’m actually struggling to find the words to describe this book.  And, you know it's good when I HAVE NO WORDS! ME! NO WORDS! What … Continue reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria

One of the great parts of Spring Break is that I get some uninterrupted reading time.  And even though I have so many eBooks to read (my Netgalley ARCs list is out of control), this time I decided to dedicate myself to reading only print books on my TBR.  For Hanukkah, Mr. Librarian bought me … Continue reading You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

I was recently talking with someone (ok, my therapist) about the nature of romance.  Like romance as an idea.  See, Mr. Librarian and I have been married almost 15 years and sometimes (especially in the COVID times) it mostly feels like romance is dead.  I mean, at this point there’s not much we don’t know … Continue reading You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle