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Estelle: Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin

Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster) Pages: 302 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: cooking, vegan chef, cooking class, love/hate relationship Format read: ARC paperback from Small Girls PR. (Thank you!) Summary: When Clementine is fired from her awesome […]

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June 17, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely want to check this out! I remember you telling me that you liked it, and your review definitely supports that statement. It does sound like a book I’d really enjoy, complete with an awesome set of characters and fun romance.

June 17, 2013 - 10:43 am

Tara - This sounds like a perfect book to take to the beach this summer!

June 15, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Sophia - This book sounds crazy good! I’ve seen it around lately. Clem sounds like such a likable character, even with her bad situation. I feel like I’d really like her! As for Zach, who doesn’t love a good mysterious, infuriating boy once in a while? 😉 This book definitely sounds like a great summer read! I’ll have to pick it up!

Wonderful review, Estelle! 🙂

June 13, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - I have the Skinny Bitch cookbooks so I’ve been looking forward to this one. So glad you liked it! The premise sounds so cute.

June 13, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - This reminds me of You’ve Got Mail, which I LOVE! I love the whole warring romance idea and all the drama that goes with it. This one is a little different than my normal read, but as someone who works with food, I love a good foodie book! Great review!

Estelle: The Gap Year by Sarah Bird

The Gap Year by Sarah Bird ( web | tweet ) Release Date: July 5, 2011 Publisher:  Gallery Books Pages: 320 Target Audience: Adult Fiction How I found out about it: A scrap of paper in my purse. Summary: Cam used to have a close relationship with her daughter, Aubrey. But ever since she started […]

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February 28, 2014 - 8:00 am

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November 8, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Estelle - So glad all of you are going to give this book a try. I wish I can remember just where I heard of it because I sincerely have to thank that person! With candy!

Jamie, I love a good mix of reading. I try not to do that many YA in a row, although it’s hard now because there is so much YA out there I want to read! Look for a nice combo of just about every kind of book on RBR, for sure! Also happy to hear you have a Nook. So do I! 😉

Sam, this is definitely a book I would have really related to in my teen years so I would suggest picking it up and giving it a test drive. I know that I would have really understood where Aubrey was coming from, and maybe even gave my mother a break for once. (Sorry Mom!)

Meg, I totally agree. I’m 26 as well and I think “a gap year” sounds very tempting. Would be nice to sort of go off and explore without responsibility. Although I was surprised the daughter in the book, who is 18, was already in need of her own gap year. You’ll see when you read it!

November 7, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Meg - Love the premise of this one, and any book that gets such a glowing recommendation definitely grabs my attention! Like Jamie, too, the idea of a “gap year” really intrigues me… though I’m 26 years old and graduated from college four years ago. Ha!

November 3, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You’ve definitely made a convincing case for this book! I want to read it now 🙂

November 3, 2011 - 2:01 am

Samual @ Books For All Seasons - I like this book cover! The book sounds very interesting. I’m a big fan of mother and daughter relationship, but it is an Adult novel. Hmm…I might have my friend to read it and tell me how she thinks about the book since my policy states I won’t read Adult book. My friend loves Adult novels. Thank you for sharing this lovely book here! Great pick!


November 2, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Jamie - So I saw the title of this and I clicked right over here because I totally want to take a gap year…even though I’m graduated from college. lol. I’ve been reading travel blogs like crazy lately so I’m itching to go travel for a year. ANYWAYS…that was my initial reason for clicking on the review to see what it was about. And I have to say that I love you ladies even more because I LOVE ADULT FICTION TOOO. I feel like I’m in the minority in the YA blogosphere but I read both so YAY. Also, this sounds amazing and I’ve never heard of it. I’m always so ticked that I can never find good college/twenty something MCs so I’m EXCITED. And mother/daughter relationships are something I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading about. THey are just so complex! Not going to lie, I’m buying this on my Nook right after I get off here! For serious, this sounds right up my alley!