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In Some Other World, Maybe by S. Goldhagen | E Reviews

In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 288 Target Audience: Adult Keywords: Pop culture, missed connections, growing up, 90s Format read: Copy from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: It all starts with a movie based on a popular comic. That’s the […]

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March 7, 2017 - 9:01 am

Hot cocoa + s'more books in February, Estelle - […] by Shari Goldhagan / Goodreads | B&N | Amazon / I was a big fan of Shari Goldhagan’s IN SOME OTHER WORLD, MAYBE and I totally forgot that she came out with a YA book until Miss Print reminded me. Molly has a […]

April 3, 2015 - 9:15 am

Leah - oh hi, month-old review that’s been sitting in an open tab since I first saw it D:
I loved this one so much and completely agree with everything you have to say about it, right down to immediately wanting to dive into it again. I’m seriously in awe of how Shari was able to BELIEVABLY (!) weaves these characters’ lives together. The scene at the airport was what really made me gasp and realize just how far ahead she had to have planned everything.
Such a lovely book ♥

March 10, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Bridget @ Dog-Eared & Dog-Tagged - I’m excited to read this one, and the cover is just SO PRETTY. Glad you liked it!

March 10, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Alexa S. - Your review of In Some Other World, Maybe is lovely, E! I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, but I definitely want it even more after seeing what you thought of it. It’s definitely interesting to ponder all of the “what ifs” in life, and I like that it’s a part of the novel in a big way.

Estelle: Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 9, 2013 Publisher: Washington Square Press Pages: 352 Target audience: adult Keywords: short marriage, unexpected tragedies, dealing with grief Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: Ben and Elsie know each other for around six months before they decide […]

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July 21, 2014 - 9:01 am

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Review) - […] family, independence Format read: Finished copy from publisher. (Thank you!) Also reviewed: Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins […]

May 19, 2014 - 10:09 pm

Review: Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid | A WordPress Site - […] knew I wanted to read this one as soon as I came across Estelle’s (beautiful) review. While others may avoid sad books that make them cry, I hunt them down. I love books that make me […]

May 19, 2014 - 10:09 pm

End of Year Book Survey, 2013! | A WordPress Site - […] Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which I discovered solely based on Estelle’s review. […]

September 27, 2013 - 11:43 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - Oh man this sounds devastating. I’m in. I need sad books in my life. I added myself to the hold list at the library, but its a long line, I don’t know if I want to wait.

Seriously, Estelle, your reviews are so wonderfully written. Can you please go write a book so that I can read a larger piece of your writing? Automatic fan, right here.

September 27, 2013 - 9:37 am

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - I had the chance to get this one from the publisher but passed because I thought it would be too depressing. Now I wish I had read it. 🙁 I’ll definitely be on the lookout for it now!

September 27, 2013 - 1:01 am

katy - I love sad books, so this sounds like something I might enjoy. The romance, the loss, and her spirit sound lovely. The secondary characters sound fun, I love secondary romances! I really want to read this one sometime! Thanks for the review, I hadn’t even heard of it before this!

September 26, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Devyn - I hadn’t heard about this book but just from your review I might need to pick that up…like, tomorrow.

Estelle: Island Girls by Nancy Thayer

Island Girls by Nancy Thayer ( web | facebook ) Publication Date: June 18, 2013 Publisher: Random House/Ballantine Books Pages: 320 Target audience: Adult Keywords: Nantucket, family secrets, sister, summer Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. Summary: Three sisters (two step, one half) are forced to spend 3 months together at their recently deceased father’s […]

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July 9, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Alexa Y. - Ooh, another book set in Nantucket! I really want to visit after seeing it pop up so frequently as the setting for books and blog posts lately. I also really like the way this book sounds, because it looks like it’s about the relationship between three sisters which I am a sucker for since I have two sisters of my own. Great review E!

July 9, 2013 - 11:00 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - This sounds like a nice summer-y book to read. I just put both the print and audiobooks on hold at both of my libraries. No telling when it’ll come in but it’ll be a nice surprise! Thanks E!

July 9, 2013 - 10:10 am

Jamie - Oooh! I think I need to see if the library has this one because it sounds perfect for the family reunion/beach vacation I have at the end of this month! I love love love stories about sisters because my up and down relationship story with my sister is one of the most important things in my life. And knowing how hard it was for my sister and I to live together without killing each other…well this sounds so fun! And Nantucket…sigh..I’ve always wanted to go there!

July 8, 2013 - 6:03 pm

Cynthia - I haven’t been online in so long I miss your reviews! This one sounds perfect for summer and I’ve been hearing a lot about Nantucket too. I’ll be adding this one to my list, I’m getting more and more interested in reading adult fiction again. =)

July 8, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - From the sounds of things, Nantucket is certainly the location of choice for literature this summer! The ideal backdrop for a seasonal contemporary, Nantucket certainly seems to be a contributing factor in the success of these books. I must say I’m intrigued by the concept of this novel. I love the idea of the three sisters being forced to spend time with one another and inadvertently healing their relationship in the process. There are few things I enjoy more in a novel than one which delves deeply into an examination of a family’s dynamics. That said, I’m not sure if the apparent melodrama is something I would enjoy. I think I’ll be borrowing this one from the library as opposed to buying it outright, but you’ve definitely made me interested in picking this one up for myself, Estelle 😀 Great review!

Estelle: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 2, 2013 Publisher: Sourcebooks Pages: 432 Target audience: Adult Keywords: bakery, London, romance, friendship Format read: eBook from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: When Issy is laid off from her job, she decides to take the plunge and […]

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July 9, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Daphne - I have read some Jenny Colgan in the past and loved her (Talking to Addison and others). I think I may have to pick this up.

July 9, 2013 - 10:14 am

Jamie - Not going to lie..if I saw this randomly I probably would have never picked it up — mostly the cover haha. BUT I’m digging this whole laid off storyline since well I can relate. MAYBE THIS IS MY LIFE CALLING…to open a bakery? Probably NOT because I can’t bake but this sounds fun and something maybe I can relate to..just in not letting it all get me down and forging my own path in the midst of a setback!

Also, sidenote, I love when books include “extras” like recipes and such!

July 7, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Alexa Y. - This book sounds all sorts of adorable! I’d definitely want to check it out, if only because it sounds like the perfect cute + light read 🙂

July 6, 2013 - 12:00 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - This novel sounds like such a fun, cute contemporary read that would be the perfect choice for a summer afternoon 🙂 I’ve always loved stories that involve food in some way, particularly baked goods (Go figure!) so I love the concept of this novel. Who doesn’t love cupcakes? I can’t wait to read this one, although it might prove disastrous to my waist line. This was an absolutely lovely review, as always, Estelle 🙂

July 5, 2013 - 6:38 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Is the book you were talking about at dinner with the character in love with John Cusack?

Anyway, this seems like a good summer read. Lately, all I’ve been able to really handle is lighter contemp romances, both teen and adult.

Thanks for the review.

July 5, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - This does sound really cute! I love it when there are recipes included although I have to admit I’ve never actually tried any of the recipes I’ve come across (I just like to read them).

July 5, 2013 - 11:38 am

Rachel @ hello, chelly. - This book sounds so cute! And I love that she included recipes too. It’s been a while since I’ve baked.. so maybe this book will inspire me to start up again 🙂

Estelle: The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: April 9, 2013 Publisher: Washington Square Press Pages: 352 Target audience: Adult Keywords: college friends, marriage, Jamaica Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Knee-deep in marriage, kids, infidelity, and secrets, college friends reunite for a fully-paid trip to […]

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April 18, 2013 - 10:17 am

Meg - This read was definitely awesome escapism — and I’m more than ready for a vacation myself! I think I liked Savannah the most, though I’d imagine everyone could find a shade or two of certain characters in themselves!

April 2, 2013 - 11:07 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - “The Best of Us is a book that is meant to be scorched in the sun, stained with your sunscreened fingers, and maybe even splashed with a little ocean water.” <– Um hello one of my favorite lines in a review + most convincing reasons to buy a book! I've read Pekkanen's first two books and really enjoyed them. Glad to hear this one was a good read, too!

March 29, 2013 - 3:17 pm

April Books & Wine - I’d totally do tequila shots with you. I’m always up for a good time.


I’m on the prowl for adult books, lately, I like YA but it’s not quite doing as much for me as grown up books (I FEEL LIKE A TRAITOR SAYING THAT) but seriously, The Best Of Us sounds up my alley. AND OMG I want an all expenses paid trip to Jamaica too.

Also. I am not sure I could read this book without picturing Dwight as Dwight Shrute from the office.

March 29, 2013 - 3:30 am

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - Damn, must be nice! I’d love to whisk all my friends to a beach to celebrate my birthday. However, I’d pick a beach in Australia. 😀

March 28, 2013 - 9:52 pm

Cassie - Ah, Estelle, Estelle.. you’re killin me! This makes me yearn for summer and the beach <3.

This sounds like a wonderful read! CANT WAIT!

March 28, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - I love this review! My friends and I have been planning on going to Puerto Rico to visit my best friends grandma during college but I don’t see it happening any time soon. I think I am going to need to read this book!

March 28, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Alexa Y. - When I win the lottery OR when I create an app that sells for billions of dollars, I will totally sponsor our trip to Jamaica. Till then, I’ll leave you with this – I LOVE the sound of this book. I’m a sucker for books about friendship and reunions, so that’s really no surprise at all. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it does sound really good!

March 28, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Tara - While I can’t afford to pay for everyone to go to Jamaica, I still think we should all plan a group trip 🙂 This book sounds like a great beach read!

March 28, 2013 - 9:20 am

Maggie - I’ve read one Sarah Pekkanen, Skipping a Beat, and while I liked it I found it so frustrating that I’ve never been able to bring myself to read anything else by her. But this sounds good, maybe I’ll change my mind. Great review!