The Catch by Alison Fairbrother ★★★★★ Buy the book here Page Count: 288 Genre: Literary Fiction Alison Fairbrother's The Catch follows a young woman through the early days of grieving the sudden loss of her father. When a young DC journalist's father suddenly passes, she returns to his home for the funeral and will reading… Continue reading Review: The Catch by Alison Fairbrother
Category: 5 Star Reads
What makes a book a Julia’s Bookshelves five-star read? I’ll be honest, the answer is totally subjective. Some books are five stars because I love the style of writing. Other books have great characters, a plot twist I never saw coming, or maybe a romance that really moved me. So these are books that I loved for one reason or another, and you can read my reviews to find out. But not all of my five star reads will be your five star reads! That’s the beauty of opinion.
Review: Milk Blood Head by Dantiel W. Moniz
Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz is a short story collection that dives into the minds and lives of Floridians of all ages.
Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is a masterclass in riveting imagery, suspenseful scenes, and fascinatingly unreliable characters. I'm happy to add another book to my list of five star reads.
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Bee Königswasser is a badass neuroscientist with a secret viral Twitter account that gives advice to women in STEM fields. Bee encounters her greatest professional and personal challenge yet when she is offered the job to co-lead the project of a lifetime.
Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry
January Andrews is a romance writer who has always believed in love. But after the death of her father, everything changes when she is given the key to his secret beach house that he shared with another woman during his marriage. A grieving January heads to this "lovenest"for the summer with hopes of using the time to pen her next novel and clear out the house.
Review: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones & the Six tells the story of 1970s rock band The Six and their breakup after their wildly popular album Aurora. The Six was on the rise, led by singer Billy Dunne, when the band crossed paths with Daisy Jones. Daisy came of age in LA, going out on the Sunset Strip and surrounded by a world of sex and drugs. But rock 'n' roll was where Daisy's heart and talents lived. When given the opportunity to collaborate with The Six for a song, Daisy seized the chance.
Review: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue
Magic and mystery—some of what readers can expect in this coming of age story from author Caroline O'Donoghue. When Maeve discovers a pack of tarot cards in the basement of St. Bernadette's Catholic School, her popularity skyrockets. Every girl in the school is clamoring to receive one of Maeve's eerily accurate readings. Everyone except Lily, Maeve's ex-best friend. When Lily finally receives a reading, she draws a card that Maeve has never seen before. And the next day, Lily disappears without a trace.
Review: Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain
Ten years ago, Adam Lattimer went missing and was presumed dead. A year later, his mother, Kathleen, died of a heart attack. The Lattimer family has always been fodder for gossip in the Irish town of Spanish Cove. No doubt the wealthiest family in town, all eyes have always been on the six Lattimer siblings as they grew up under the watch of their sweet mother Kathleen and cruel father Frazier. One missing, one an entertainment big-shot, one a Dublin hotel owner, one off to New York, one off to Europe, and one staying at home.
Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Mystery! Lies! Girl detectives! A Good Girl's Guide to Murder has it all. Pippa Fitz-Amobi has an unconventional idea for her EPQ project. Five years ago, teenagers Andie Bell disappeared in the town of Little Kilton. Investigation opened, and suspicion turned to Andie's boyfriend, Sal Singh. But before any formal charge could be made, Sal committed suicide.
Review: This Is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle
Image: Julia Dath This Is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle ★★★★★ Buy the book herePage count: 208Genre: Graphic novel, mental health, contemporary, fictionContent warning: discussions of self harm, suicide, depression, and sexual assault. I am not a frequent reader of graphic novels. While exploring Amsterdam with some friends, I ended up in the magnificent… Continue reading Review: This Is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle