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

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Hi, it’s me again - Mr. Librarian. Cheryl is letting me tell you about another book I read, but first I guess I should tell you a few things about me: I’m married to arguably the world’s coolest librarian;I’m a huge dork;I generally like reading biographies, occasionally with sci-fi, mysteries, and Cheryl’s recommendations mixed in;I … Continue reading Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

To be honest, when I first saw this book, I thought to myself, "Cheryl, you’ve already read and loved a book very similar to this.  In fact, it was one of the best books you’ve ever read.  I don’t think I can make room in my life for a read-alike. It truly won't live up … Continue reading Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

If you haven’t heard of or read anything by Leigh Bardugo, I suggest that you change that immediately.  I should be writing this post as an “Ode to… Leigh Bardugo” but instead this is a special edition to one particular reader who bought this book a while ago, but now needs a push to dive … Continue reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

So, I think I’ve discovered that romances featuring idiots who love each other but refuse to talk about their feelings might be my catnip. Seriously.  I requested People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry on a whim.  I had read her previous novel Beach Read and I was only lukewarm about it, but when … Continue reading People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Haunting.  Musical.  Lyrical.  Heart-breaking.  Grief.  Loss.  Pain.  Weakness.  Strength.  These are only a few of the words that ran through my head while I was reading this book.  Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell is a tour-de-force.  It takes hold of you and keeps you in it’s grip until the very last page.  This book is, in … Continue reading Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Heiress Gets A Duke by Harper St. George

May I please tell you about The Heiress Gets A Duke by Harper St. George? Well, if you're still reading this - you're not going to have a choice. You're definitely going to hear about this book because I just cant stop raving about it! I just really, really love this book. In fact, since … Continue reading The Heiress Gets A Duke by Harper St. George

An ode to… the Cursebreakers series

So strap in everybody because the last book in Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers series was just released and I just finished it. As you may expect - this is me - I. Have. Opinions. Before we get to that, if you haven’t discovered Brigid Kemmerer, you should.  I have liked every book of hers I’ve read … Continue reading An ode to… the Cursebreakers series