It’s an AC Kind of Weekend

It's been a long time since I've written a personal kind of post like this, but, with my kids at school, my brain has finally started feeling less like mushy Swiss cheese. I don't yet have clarity about book related posts (having enough trouble with reviews at the moment so let's not contemplate how far … Continue reading It’s an AC Kind of Weekend

Book Highlight: Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

Title: Noor Author: Nnedi Okorafor Publisher: DAW Publication Date: November 16, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction From Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and humanity in a near-future Nigeria.Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial … Continue reading Book Highlight: Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

Book Highlight: The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Title: The Friendship List Author: Susan Mallery Publisher: HQN Books Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance Two best friends jump-start their lives in a summer that will change them forever…Single mom Ellen Fox couldn’t be more content—until she overhears her son saying he can’t go to his dream college because she needs … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Book Highlight: The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

Title: The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) Author: C.L. Clark Publisher: Orbit Publication Date: March 23, 2021 Genre: Fantasy In an epic fantasy unlike any other, two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire. Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

Book Highlight: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Title: Black Water Sister Author: Zen Cho Publisher: Ace Publication Date: May 11, 2021 Genre: Fantasy A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.  When Jessamyn Teoh starts hearing a voice in her head, she chalks it up to stress. Closeted, broke and jobless, … Continue reading Book Highlight: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Book Highlight: The Mermaids Melt at Dawn by Grendolyn Peach Soleil

Title: The Mermaids Melt at Dawn Author: Grendolyn Peach Soleil Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: July 20, 2020 Genre: Fantasy, Folklore Faraway, on the edge of a sapphire sea, there’s a fabled island where Cajun folklore meets Greek mythology, where the bayou meets the sea, and where humans meet mermaids. On the surface, The Mermaids Melt … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Mermaids Melt at Dawn by Grendolyn Peach Soleil

Book Highlight: Scarlet Odyssey by C.T. Rwizi

Title: Scarlet Odyssey (Scarlet Odyssey #1) Author: C.T. Rwizi Publisher: 47North Publication Date: July 1, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Magic is women’s work; war is men’s. But in the coming battle, none of that will matter. Men do not become mystics. They become warriors. But eighteen-year-old Salo has never been good at conforming to his tribe’s … Continue reading Book Highlight: Scarlet Odyssey by C.T. Rwizi

Book Highlight: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale

Title: An Island Summer Author: Jenny Hale Publisher: Bookouture Publication Date: June 9, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance In the summer, everything feels possible… A heartwarming small-town romance about new beginnings, old secrets and how home is truly where the heart is. Fans of Susan Mallery, Pamela Kelley, and Mary Alice Monroe will fall head … Continue reading Book Highlight: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale

Book Highlight: Summer of Georgie by Kerry Crisley

Title: Summer of Georgie Author: Kerry Crisley Publisher: Lazy Sunday Books Publication Date: December 3, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction Deep into her 40s with a lackluster career, Georgie wonders how she became so...underwhelming. If she’s not battling her micromanaging boss and egotistical CEO, she’s trying to quiet her inner voice, the one whispering that she … Continue reading Book Highlight: Summer of Georgie by Kerry Crisley

The Curated Bookshelf: July’s Theme

the curated bookshelf july sun drenched books

Welcome to this month's Curated Bookshelf! Since we're well into summer (though California got there back in April/May depending on the week), I decided to highlight Sun Drenched Books this month. Born and raised in Southern California, summer days defined my childhood. We skipped from winter and rain into warm temperatures, fires, and sunshine. The … Continue reading The Curated Bookshelf: July’s Theme