A Very Spoilery Chat: It Ends With Us Review

I underestimated Colleen Hoover. Truly. She's just so prolific that I suppose I pegged her for a churn-it-out kind of author, and I had never bothered to read her before this one. My friend who I do most of my buddy reads with, actually, is the one that put me onto It Ends With Us. I didn't agree to a buddy read in a timely enough manner, so she went ahead and then recommended it again. That got my attention -- I like a pre-vetted read by someone I trust. (Don't we all?) And now I see what the hype is about.

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Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

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I've always found a self-aware book to be a bit cheaty -- just acknowledging that you are using cliches and then going ahead and writing it anyways feels like laziness. We all know that books are just stories recycled and rewritten and I think we are all willing to engage in a little suspension of disbelief together. But this one worked.

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Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

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Apples Never Fall was so overhyped by the bookclub scene that I really didn't have this on my TBR list. Another Mom drama, right? About a neighborhood struggling with mundane issues that entertain, but you'll forget about when the next one comes along. But boy was this another reminder to not judge a book by its cover (and to give mom bookclubs a bit more credit).

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Review: Wahala by Nikki May

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I've been a bit out of the loop when it comes to publishing recently. So I'm gonna be honest -- I was attracted to this one first by the cover, then by the synopsis, then pleasantly surprised that everyone else seemed to already be on board. Built-in bookclubs, yay!

I am absolutely in love. I don't think I even have a valid critique of this book -- it was that good. And I'm hard to please nowadays.

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