Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Title: Queenie

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

Publish Date: March 19, 2019

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Publisher: Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

Pages: 330

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Synopsis: (courtesy of Goodreads)

What I Loved/Thought:

Queenie is such a well developed character, and while I went into reading this book, thinking I was getting a silly Bridget Jones parody, this book brought out so much more!

This deep moving, heart wrenching novel is about a woman dealing with past trauma and recent breakup, by handling things through sexual encounters with men as a way to numb the pain.

There are important topics like racism, abuse, and mental illness that make this book a must read for today!

*Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery books for this complimentary E-Galley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!!

Praise:

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT! 

“[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You 

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. 

Book Review: When All is Said by Anne Griffin

Book Review: When All is Said by Anne Griffin

Title: When All is Said

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

Publish Date: March 5, 2019

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Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, St Martin’s Press, Macmillan

Pages: 326

Genre:

Synopsis: (courtesy of Amazon) /Goodreads

If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said?

What I Loved/ Thought:

Eighty Four year old Maurice Hannigan is ready to say goodbye. But before he says his final goodbye, there are five people he wants to toast. Those who shaped his life in some way.

This beautiful story celebrates life, loss and love in such an understated wonderful way. This complex yet charming character we see in Maurice, opens the eyes of the reader to see the very raw and truthful story of his life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!!

*Thank you to NetGalley and publisher for this free digital galley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Praise:


“Griffin’s stunning debut, brimming with irresistible Irish-isms, is an elegy to love, loss and the complexity of life.” –People Magazine

One of Goodreads’ 43 Most Anticipated Reads of 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER & INDIE NEXT PICK

“Beautiful. Intimate. Tearful. Aching and lyrical. So simply and beautifully told.” –Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“I’m here to remember–all that I have been and all that I will never be again.”