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Estelle: Recipe for a Happy Life by Brenda Janowitz

Recipe for a Happy Life by Brenda Janowitz ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 2, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Pages: 336 Target audience: adult Keywords: summer in the Hamptons, mothers/daughters, moving forward Format read: ARC eBook provided by author. (Thank you!) Summary: After a mini-disaster, Hannah, a lawyer in NYC, escapes to […]

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May 16, 2014 - 9:00 am

#lonelyheartsclub by Brenda Janowitz: a review in tweets - […] Also check out: Recipe for a Happy Life by Brenda Janowitz […]

January 29, 2014 - 11:19 am

Leah - Oh, this sounds LOVELY!! This is going straight to my To Read list. I have to admit I’m a little disappointed food wasn’t involved though 🙂

January 28, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Meg - Sounds so good! I feel like I read a book by Janowitz many moons ago — the name rings a bell — but now I can’t remember. Off to investigate!

January 27, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - Definitely adding this to read! It sounds really good! Never heard of it before but you make me want to read it! stupid book buying ban… will look for it on my next library trip!

January 27, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Alexa S. - You’ve seriously got to stop doing this to me, E. Every time you write about a book (especially adult fiction), you convince me that it warrants at least a try! (Obviously, this went straight onto my list of books to check out). But seriously, Recipe for a Happy Life sounds pretty darn good!

January 27, 2014 - 4:29 pm

alice-jane - This book sounds wonderful and offers a great escape from the freezing cold weather that I’m experiencing right now! (-21C). I’m happy that the unfortunate news in the book is balanced out since I’m wary of characters with a lot of unfortunate happenings. Also, it’s good to know that the things that happened in the book, despite how bad they may have seemed allowed Hannah to grow.

January 27, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Ok, you sold me. I probably would never have picked this one up based on the cover, but it sounds really good!

January 27, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I love it when I discover a new author that I love. Also, I am a big fan of reading books out of season. If it’s freezing cold winter, I love books set during the hottest months of Summer. And if I’m sweating buckets, bring on the winter books.

January 27, 2014 - 9:40 am

Kimi @ Geeky Chiquitas - Oohhh I love summer books! This sounds like such a cute read, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Great review 🙂

-Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

January 27, 2014 - 9:38 am

Jessica - Oooh- Putting this on my TO READ list!!!

Estelle: The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker

The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker Publication Date: July 19, 2012 Publisher: Blue Rider Press; Part of Penguin. Pages: 336 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: Marilyn Monroe, mystery, family, danger, cover-ups Format read: Borrowed from library. Summary: Deputy coroner, Ben Fitzgerald, is brought in the night that Marilyn Monroe is discovered to have overdosed. Early […]

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November 15, 2012 - 10:24 pm

elena - OOH this is very intriguing! I always love reading theories about film stars. I remember watching a made for TV film (I think?) about Marilyn and there was a threesome and everything. Did not know that. Anyway, this sounds excellent! 😀

November 15, 2012 - 4:03 pm

VeganYANerds - This sounds like a very intriguing read, your review alone has me wanting to know more, Estelle! I haven’t read much about Marilyn, other than mass media type stuff and what we learnt at school but the thought that something dodgy happened and was covered up is really sad.

November 14, 2012 - 11:07 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Oh WOW. This sounds massively intriguing! I don’t know much about Marilyn’s death, but I would certainly not mind finding out more through reading this novel. It sounds like it would be a very interesting tale indeed.

Estelle: Starring Me by Krista McGee

Starring Me by Krista McGee Publication Date: July 10, 2012 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Pages: 336 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: acting, religion, reality shows, God Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Kara dreams of being an actress, and heads to Orlando for the opportunity of a lifetime, while Chad wants to be known for […]

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September 30, 2012 - 10:16 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/30/2012) - […] is a pricey month for books! So many new releases! A review of Starring Me by Krista McGee. Magan adored Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Our long distance “Pitch Perfect” date: a movie […]

September 29, 2012 - 11:01 am

Estelle - Zondervan is also a Christian publisher. And I never felt alienated or uncomfortable when I read From Moonlight on Low Tide. I think there’s a certain balance that authors can achieve that is realistic.

September 29, 2012 - 9:56 am

Leah - Thomas Nelson is a Christian publisher, so I’m not surprised religion plays such an important role. 🙂

September 29, 2012 - 2:38 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - It’s interesting to me how religion seems to play such an important role in this book, or at least gets a lot of emphasis. While discussing religion or characters having firm religious beliefs never bothers me, it’s harder to digest when it’s in a preachy or too pushy way… and it kind of sounds like it may be the case in this book.

Still, the premise is pretty cute though so I may give it a read when I have time!

Estelle: All Summer Long by Susan Mallery

All Summer Long by Susan Mallery ( website | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold series. Publication Date: 7/31/2012 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: mother/daughter relationships, second chances,  stereotypes Format read: ARC from NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Charlie is used to people misjudging her, but who would believe she would have this […]

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September 7, 2012 - 7:53 am

VeganYANerds - This sounds GOOD! I haven’t read anything by this author before but you had me from the beginning of this review. I like the focus on how we treat men and women, especially based on their careers. And I am so sad that the Kindle version is not avail. for Aus

September 5, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I think I may have to start reading this series. Seriously.

September 5, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Estelle - Lisa, it’s the perfect time to grab a few for your eReader. The sales are awesome for both a Nook & a Kindle! I like how they are part of a series but so easily, standalone. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!!!! Let me know if you start one of these!

September 5, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Lisa - This is how I feel about the Sookie Stackhouse books – formulaic, fun, and jump right in for the sexytimes when you feel up for it. The characters are just hanging out and waiting for you. Whenever you get there.

This sounds like yet ANOTHER new series I need to start!

September 5, 2012 - 10:35 am

Tara - To be honest, you had me at “ex-butt model.” Count me in!

Estelle: Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: July 10, 2012 Publisher: MTV Books (Division of Simon & Schuster) Pages: 320 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: airplanes, flying, high school seniors, romance, strong female characters Format read: ARC sent to us from Annie at Small Girls, Big Business. (THANK […]

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January 7, 2015 - 12:00 am

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols | YA Book Reviews - […] It’s quite possible I would have enjoyed Harper and Brody’s story more if there had been more of a slow build, if they really worked to get to know one another, and if the tension has simmered just a little more. Or maybe I didn’t connect because I have aged out of Echols’ work? I probably would have given them the stink eye more than once because their fleeting decisions made little sense to me and there was so much back-and-forth I want him, I don’t want him, I want him. The bandaid was ripped from my reading-skin a few too many times, leaving me feeling very unattached and without much left to adhere to afterward. My recommendation if you’re in the mood for a great, steamy Echols’ read is to revisit Such a Rush. […]

January 31, 2013 - 9:05 am

Romance Review: Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols - […] reliable friend when it comes to toe-curling chemistry and addicting storylines. (Cases in point: Such a Rush + Going Too Far.) And in her adult debut, Star Crossed, she has the opportunity to take all of that […]

July 11, 2012 - 9:45 am

Kim - I really want to read this book.

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July 8, 2012 - 11:02 am

Rather Be Reading Blog: Shelve It (Estelle) 7/8/12 - […] A RUSH BY JENNIFER ECHOLS COMES OUT THIS WEEK! Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? Here’s my review for a […]

July 2, 2012 - 11:51 pm

List of July 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols Goodreads | Amazon Estelle’s Review […]

June 27, 2012 - 6:28 pm

April Books & Wine - AHHHH! This sounds legit. Like, for me Echols is hit and miss and this book, Such A Rush, sounds like it will be a total hit. Also? your review reminds me that I need to read Going Too Far.

SIGH I WANT TO READ THIS NOW SO I CAN BUMP INTO THINGS WHILE READING. ha ha end-whine

June 24, 2012 - 9:15 pm

Shelve It: 6/24/2012 - […] I read Such a Rush last week and I can’t say enough fantastic things about it. – A bonus review of A Long Way […]

June 22, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I now really, really, REALLY want to read this book. It was already something I had my eye on, but your sincerely positive review just fueled my fire and made me want to read it even more!

June 22, 2012 - 10:42 am

elena - After reading this review, I went off to the pre-order page and saw that it’s out July?!! SO CLOSE YET SO FAR. This book sounds AMAZING and I loved loved loved your review. I can tell how much you enjoyed it which makes me even more excited for this.

June 22, 2012 - 9:09 am

Anna - I love it I love it and I’m sort of doing a little happy dance while I write this comment wheeee. Totally read it, totally preordered my own hardcover copy, and definitely going to reread it again. Jennifer Echols FTW!

June 22, 2012 - 8:38 am

Ginger @ GReads! - THIS. All of this. Holy dang. Estelle, you have out done yourself. This is by far my favorite review you’ve given a book. I know we’ve talked in length on this one, and I could probably talk another million years about it. It’s just SO. DANG. GOOD. I hope you’ve sent it to Magan & she’s devouring it now as I type this. Good lord, you’ve made me want to read it for a THIRD TIME.

June 22, 2012 - 8:33 am

Katie @ Blook Girl - I hope my reviews are like yours when they grow up! <3 Fabulous review, as always, Estelle! Such A Rush is intriguing to me because of its unique premise and I have been really pining for this one. I adore the cover, too!

It's about time we have some more kick-ass heroines in YA Lit! 🙂

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction Picks (May)

Take it from me, sometimes you just need a little adult fiction to pep up your reading list. I just read Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins and it was refreshing! Here are a few of my picks for this month. I think it’s the best list yet. Perfect timing for vacations and summer break […]

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August 17, 2012 - 9:03 am

Adult Book Review: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman - […] 08.17.12 Estelle: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: William Morrow Pages: 304 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: eating disorder, college student, racial prejudices, summer How I found out about it: A pick for Big Kids’ Table […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - As always, wonderful suggestions Estelle! I’m especially looking forward to Saving Ruth and Shelter – they both sound amazing 🙂

May 16, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Estelle - Hey Casee! Thx for stopping by! You know, I saw Shelter at B&N on Friday and I was so close to buying it. I may do that for my upcoming trip or borrow it from the library this month. I’m glad to hear you liked it for all of those reasons. Sometimes a slow read is really a nice change; you can really sink into it. I can’t wait to get to know your blog! I love Hannah and I’m so glad you stopped over from her place.

May 16, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Casee Marie - I just stopped over from Hannah’s blog and I have to leave a little note to say that I absolutely recommend Shelter! I read it last month for review and it’s been one of my favorites so far this year. It’s slow-paced, but in a really good way. It’s very literary and internal, very pensive, and it transports you a bit, keeps you deeply interested. If I had been in the mood for a quick, light read at the time I probably wouldn’t have clicked with it as well, but if you want that “literary experience” that challenges you and engages you in language it’s the perfect choice.

And also, I love the idea of this Big Kids’ Table series! I review primarily classics, adult lit and memoirs so I’m always curious to see insights into adult fiction on other blogs. (:

May 10, 2012 - 11:49 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww… I love the “big kid’s table” idea! I, like so many others, don’t read much adult fiction … but I should. I am an adult after all =P I LOVED Little Bee though (if you haven’t read, I would highly recommend it), and I’m excited to see what the new book is like! *fingers crossed that he’s not a one-hit wonder*

May 10, 2012 - 4:54 pm

VeganYANerds - I really enjoy your adult recommendations, Estelle! I like the sound of The Lucky Dog Matchmaking… and Saving Ruth

May 10, 2012 - 9:22 am

Sash from Sash and Em - *puts on Big Girl Pants*

Ahem. Adult fiction rarely makes me say “Oh! Look, that sounds mighty interesting.” but I’ve been dabbling in more “mature” YA (themes, contents, all that jazz) and some historical fictions that could possibly put me in the mood for something like the first book mentioned. 🙂

I’m trying to read more Adult novels. We’ll see if that happens! 🙂

xo

May 10, 2012 - 9:22 am

Jamie - LOVE THIS POST! You know I love my adult fiction in addition to YA..checking out a few of these that I haven’t heard of. AH I forgot the Katherine Howe one was out! I loved The Psychik Book of Deliverance Dane!

May 10, 2012 - 8:53 am

Jayla | LadyBlueJay - These all sound like really good books! I am particularly in the first two. I am not a fan of historical fiction, but I do love a good mystery. Plus, I am a dog person (even though I don’t have a dog). And who doesn’t love a little romance every now and then?

Thanks for sharing these reads!