Mind Over Weight

Mind over Weight looks at how important motivation is to achieving weight loss. However, most of the ideas will be familiar to Psychology 101 alumni or anyone who has read a few other diet books. For example, SMART goals, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivators, and meditation as a stress-reliever are fairlyContinue Reading

The Stolen Letter

The Stolen Letter is the fifth book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. The book successfully blends a cozy mystery plot, British royalty, and many paranormal elements like reincarnation and book characters that give advice. And it has more plot than a bushel of other cozy mysteries. Yet the authorContinue Reading

Strike Me Down

Strike Me Down had me at this quote: “‘The event is sold out, but we’ve sunk that revenue—‘ ‘Cash, not revenue,’ Nora corrected.’” Why did I love this quote? Because no one ever cares enough about accounting to even bother fact-checking it. Nora is a forensic accountant hired to findContinue Reading

Strangers

Ursula is a thief. Alice is a victim. Gareth is a loser. Strangers is all three of their stories and how they will eventually become entangled. The beginning of Strangers was rather slow as we see each of the three characters’ lives from their own point-of-view. It takes about halfContinue Reading

Dead in the Doorway

Whitney and her cousin Buck are house flippers. One morning, Whitney can’t open the front door of their most recent flip. After entering through the garage, Whitney finds a body Dead in the Doorway. She also finds the former owner’s grandson, Dakota, squatting in the house. Dakota identifies the bodyContinue Reading

After She Wrote Him

After She Wrote Him is the wildly inventive tale of two writers writing about each other. But which one is fictional? “‘It’s an exploration of an author’s relationship with her protagonist, an examination of the tenuous line between belief and reality, imagination and self, and what happens when that lineContinue Reading

Young Guns

Esports are coming. If you’re a Millennial, especially a male Millennial, they are already here. The Young Guns of the title are not just the gaming players but also the Silicon Valley titans starting and financing an entirely different type of esport league in 2016. Traditional sports like the NFLContinue Reading

Buy the Avocado Toast

Instead of telling graduates to scrimp and save to pay off their student debt, Buy the Avocado Toast takes a unique approach. Don’t cut your expenses, raise your income. Luckily, it backs up its theory with concrete ways to do just that. From saving on taxes by working overseas toContinue Reading

Darkness We Hide

Within the first chapter, the author explains what happened in the prior two books in this series. It’s a humdinger! Rowan and her family’s lives have been intertwined with infamous serial killer, Julian Addington, and his family for literally decades. Her mother had a “relationship” with him. Not to mentionContinue Reading

Hex

Nell has lost her post at Columbia University studying poisonous plants. One of her students had stupidly died. Hex is what happens next to Nell. Nothing much happens as far as a plot. However, the language is beautiful like a 18th century novel. To be honest, I always feel likeContinue Reading

Flowers for the Dead

At seventeen, Linn is viciously raped within her own isolated home. Nineteen years later, Linn is finally seeking her rapist by moving back to that, now vacant, house. Initially, her attacker was thought to be a stranger. However, Linn’s memory of that night is slowly returning. Thanks to a specialContinue Reading