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

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Hi everyone, it’s me - Mr. Librarian! Cheryl allowed me to write about one of my favorite books of 2020. What should you know about me? I’m a nerd, and the books I mostly read are biographies, histories, and occasionally sci-fi books. Most of the time Cheryl teases me about my book selection being super … Continue reading Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

The Jane Austen Experience

So, did you read my review last week about Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson? Well, you should (and I'm not like biased or anything.) Did you run out and order it like I did? OK, good. So while you're waiting for it to be released or (if you're reading this AFTER February 2021) … Continue reading The Jane Austen Experience