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American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins, a controversial novel about a timely and important topic

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins has been the most talked about novel of the new decade so far (though keep in mind that I’m writing this in January 2020), for both good reasons and bad. It was sold in what was reported to be a seven-figure deal and has a movie in the works. It …

                 

The Family Upstairs

By Lisa Jewell, A compelling mystery about a woman who inherits a house with a dark past

I’m kicking off the new year (and new decade!) with a quick mystery novel from Lisa Jewell, The Family Upstairs, which was released in November 2019 in the U.S. Hope everyone had a fun and festive holiday season, with lots of yummy food and good books. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here …

                 

The Institute

By Stephen King, A thriller about a telekinetic kid who is kidnapped by a sinister organization

Stephen King has released a new novel, this time focusing on a sinister organization called The Institute and the abduction of a young boy with telekinetic abilities. I was never particularly curious about Stephen King until I watched the Castle Rock adaptation. After that, I read the Outsider, which I thought was just okay, but …

                       

Lock Every Door

By Riley Sager, A well-constructed thriller about a gig that sounds too good to be true

Lock Every Door by Riley Sagar has been a surprisingly buzzy book this summer, and now that I’ve read it, I can understand why. If you love mystery thrillers, this one is one to check out. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Jules Larsen is a …