Things You Save in a Fire follows a female firefighter, Cassie, after an altercation with a government employee at an award ceremony causes her to lose her position. Cassie’s estranged mother needs help while recovering from eye surgery, so Cassie reluctantly accepts the invite, with the caveat that it would be temporary.
This is a crazy time in the world full of unknowns and fear. Some people use books as escapism, while others look to them for possibilities. If you are someone who wants to consume as many dystopian, apocalyptic, zombie, and virus books possible, here is the list for you! Here are my Coronavirus quarantine book recommendations.
Throughout the year, I have been awarding books with my Best Book Award if they receive a five-star rating from me. In order to receive a five-star rating, it needs to be an incredible book that leaves me with nothing bad to say. I have read many outstanding books this year, but a few have stuck in my head and really made a lasting impression. It was hard to pick my favorite book of the year, but here is the winner and a few that almost made the cut.
Baby Wise follows a parent directed feeding model. It has tips for guiding babies into a routine and solid sleep.
When the author Verity is severely injured, her husband offers Lowen, a broke, but talented writer, a sum of money she can’t refuse. As part of the process, Lowen has to go through Verity’s home office with years of notes and outlines. She discovers horrifying secrets that could put her life at risk.
Fierce Fairytales is a series of poems that retell Disney princess stories, fairy tales, and folklore with a feminist twist. These break standard female cliches and stereotypes in fantasy.
Daisy Jones and the Six takes place in the late sixties in the era of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. It is formatted in documentary-style transcripts and follows a band, The Six, who reluctantly accepts the alluring Daisy Jones as their second lead singer.
Tell Me Three Things is about Jessie, a teenage girl who moves from Chicago to Los Angeles when her dad gets remarried two years after her mother’s death. She gets anonymous emails from someone at her school who offers her mentorship in navigating the tricky dynamics of her new prep school.
Five students are in detention. Only four come out alive. Everyone has their secrets, and at least one is definitely lying.
February is about love, romance, and tingly feelings. Here are my favorite feel-good books to read around Valentine’s Day (Happily Ever After ending required).