Fall 2022 Book Reviews

Title: The Guncle
Author: Steven Rowley
Rating: 4.2/5
Comments: I cried a lot towards the end. If you’ve lost a parent at a young age, you’ll probably cry too. This book is about stepping out of your comfort zone, surrounding yourself with new people, and being present in the moment. There is definitely way more fluff than I prefer but the main character is so likable that I almost didn’t care. It’s happy, it’s sad, it’s full of life lessons. If you need a break from thrillers like I did, I highly recommend!

Title: Everything I Never Told You
Author: Celeste Ng
Rating: 3.5/5
Comments: Way more information then I needed or wanted. I wanted to know about Lydia and I didn’t really care about anything else. The book flips back and forth and I was confused a lot of the time. Like really confused. Too much information I personally didn’t need but I can understand how someone would appreciate the backstory. I remember kind of feeling the same way about Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe Ng’s writing style is just not for me.

Title: The Night She Disappeared
Author: Lisa Jewell
Rating: 3.8/5
Comments: I really enjoyed the book the entire time until the ending. I thought it was a little far-fetched. I would have loved the perspective of Scarlett or her mom. I also wish I knew more about Jacinta Croft. I feel like there were more elements that didn’t really have a conclusion or maybe they did and I am still unsatisfied. Don’t waste your time- read Then She Was Gone or Watching You instead.

Title: The Cousins
Author: Karen McManus
Rating: 3.6/5
Comments: Not my fav McManus. I also think I’m getting too old for the “young adult” genre because it’s just a little too unconvincing for me. If you think your family has issues, read this and you’ll feel better. I am not overly thrilled about the “twist” or ending. However, I really enjoyed the characters and their growth. We ❤ growth.

Title: The Club
Author: Ellery Lloyd
Rating: 3/5
Comments: Umm it was really hard for me to follow long. I had a lot of trouble distinguishing the characters and I’m sure it was worse because I listened on Libby instead of reading it. I think I would have enjoyed it more/been able to follow along better if I had the physical book. Honestly, my rating really isn’t even fair because I cannot even remember how it ends… that’s how much I paid attention and absorbed the information. I should pick this up at the library but I don’t know if it’s even worth it.

Title: The Perfect Marriage *RRN
Author: Jeneva Rose
Rating: 4.2/5
Comments: WOAH. The title is interesting… because not once was I like “hmm, they have a perfect marriage.” But damn, the plot twist?! Really shocking. You’re convinced a few people are a lil sus while reading but I personally did not see the ending coming until a few bread crumbs were dropped. Is it my favorite book ever? No. But this rating is so high because I really am shocked by the twist.

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