I was tempted to make a list of my favorites among the 2019-published books I read this year. In the end I decided to focus on my favorite 2019 reads (first time reads; I didn’t include books I had read / reviewed in prior years) without regard to their year ... more >
Inspired by the true story of a kleptomaniac cat who stole his way into America’s heart . . . KITTENS CABOODLE As a tabby cat with criminal tendencies, MacGyver is always a whisker away from trouble. But when he stumbles upon a litter of four motherless kittens, he really has ... more >
Trigger / content warnings: Dear Sonali Dev, As is evident from its title, your recent novel, the start of a series about the Raje family, is a retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I know what some readers of this review must be thinking: Does the world really need ... more >
Dear Ms. Hoang, As I enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, I was eager to read your follow-up contemporary romance, The Bride Test (It is not necessary to read The Kiss Quotient first; The Bride Test stands on its own).
I love end-of-year reading lists so I hope our readers share their own favorite books of 2018 in the comments. Here are the 2018 releases I enjoyed most: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Naomi Novik’s fantasy novel is the story of three young women’s quest for empowerment — a Jewish ... more >
Dear Ms. Guillory, I was on the fence about reading The Proposal because of a controversy regarding this interview with you at Bitch Media. The interviewer presented your debut novel as revolutionary because it was “a romance novel written by a Black woman with a Black woman protagonist that was ... more >