Mystery/Thriller, Scout and Cellar Wine

Weekly Wine: THE SOCIALITE’S GUIDE TO MURDER Buy ★★★★★ Want some of that wine we're enjoying? Check out our Cellar page. SUMMARY It’s 1958 and Evelyn Elizabeth Grace Murphy has not left the Pinnacle Hotel in fourteen months. She suffers from agoraphobia, and what’s more, it’s her father’s hotel, and everything she needs is there. Evelyn’s always been good at finding… Continue reading Weekly Wine: THE SOCIALITE’S GUIDE TO MURDER

BOTM, Lists

Becky’s 2022 BOTM Reads Pretty Little Wife: Instructions for Dancing: The Love Hypothesis: The Neighbor’s Secret: A History of Wild Places: The Maid: The Paris Apartment: Cartographers: One Italian Summer: Hotel Nantucket: Other Birds: The Change:

BOTM, Fiction, Lists

January 2023 BOTM Predictions Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone Buy Written by a stand-up comedian, blurbed by BOTM alums Karin Slaughter and Jane Harper, so of course this should be a choice! The Davenports Buy In 1910, the Davenports are one of the few black families of enormous wealth in the United States. Point for exploring… Continue reading January 2023 BOTM Predictions

BOTM, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★★ GENRE: Thriller BUY SUMMARY: Emily is having the time of her life—she’s in the mountains of Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual reunion trip, and the women are feeling closer than ever. But on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to find blood and broken glass… Continue reading Kayla Reviews WE WERE NEVER HERE

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Scout and Cellar Wine

Wednesday Wine: Kayla Reviews THE OTHER SIDE OF NIGHT ★★★★★ GENRE: Thriller Buy SUMMARY The Other Side of Night begins with a man named David Asha writing about his biggest regret: his sudden separation from his son, Elliot. In his grief, David tells a story.Next, we step into the life of Harriet Kealty, a police officer trying to clear her name after a… Continue reading Wednesday Wine: Kayla Reviews THE OTHER SIDE OF NIGHT

Fiction, Romance, Series

Kayla Reviews THE BRIDE TEST

★★★★★ BUY SUMMARY Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he's defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships,… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE BRIDE TEST

Fantasy, Lists, Magical Realism

Yearly Roundup: Fantasy Part 1 Becky and Kayla are rounding up all the books they've read this year starting with the Fantasy genre. This week we talk about 8 fantasy novels we've read. Check out the links below to our reviews as well as the Amazon pages. Review: The Cicada Tree Buy Review: Fate of the Fallen Buy Review:… Continue reading Yearly Roundup: Fantasy Part 1