Tag: contemporary fiction

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Happy Monday, Bookworms! How was your weekend? Mine was lovely, especially considering I was NOT taken hostage during a swanky birthday party by an ill advised army of teenagers in an unnamed South American country. Obviously, things are going better for me than the characters in my latest read, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. This is one of those books I’ve been hearing about for a long time but took… Read more »

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A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

Happy Monday, Bookworms! For those of you back in the office today, I’m pleased to bring you a book about someone who is probably having a crappier day at the office than you are! A few weeks ago I was itching for something new to read when I saw A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan on NetGalley. The cover art was pretty and it was marketed toward fans of Where’d… Read more »

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We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Hello My Darling Bookworms, One of the very first books I ever reviewed on Words for Worms was The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (which you can read HERE if you’re so inclined.) I loved that book. Adored it, even. That’s why I was so extra super excited when I saw that Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s sophomore novel We Never Asked for Wings was available on NetGalley. I snapped that puppy… Read more »

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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood

Greetings Bookworms, It’s not every day that Margaret Atwood releases a new book, but believe you me, when those days come, they are delightful. I recently had the opportunity to read Atwood’s latest release, a volume of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales. *I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley for review consideration. Any and all gushing that follows will be the result of unabashed Atwood… Read more »

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One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Greetings Bookworms, I’m pretty excited today. I get to tell you all about the latest Jojo Moyes novel AND tell a terrible (yet topical) joke. But first, the particulars. I received a complimentary copy of One Plus One from the publisher through Netgalley for review consideration. The fact that I didn’t pay for the book doesn’t compromise my integrity, y’all know I’m seriously lacking a filter. Case in point: A… Read more »

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Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

G’Day Bookworms! Have I ever told you how I spent my teen years obsessed with Australia? True story. I had not one, not two, but THREE famous Australian “boyfriends.” There was my Australian Rockstar Boyfriend (Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair), my Australian Actor Boyfriend (Heath Ledger, may he rest in peace), my Australian Swimmer Boyfriend (Ian Thorpe, Olympic Gold Medalist. The Sydney Olympics happened at the start of my senior… Read more »

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The Untold by Courtney Collins

The Untold by Courtney Collins

G’day Bookworms! I just finished one of the most unique books I’ve read in a while. It’s set in Australia and narrated by a dead baby. And sometimes they eat kangaroos. Intrigued yet? I thought so. The Untold by Courtney Collins is truly something else. *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through Netgalley.* Jessie Hickman was a real woman who lived in Australia… Read more »

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Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Goodnight Bookworms, I don’t have kids, but I love children’s books. Remember that whole Bookish Baby Shower my book club put together for one of our members? It was an incredible stroke of luck that “C” didn’t receive a single double copy of a book for her baby girl’s library, especially since I’ve known people to get two or three copies of Goodnight Moon in a single (non bookish) baby shower…. Read more »

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Greetings my little Bookworms, In case you’ve been living under a literary rock, Donna Tartt’s newest offering, The Goldfinch, has gotten a ton of buzz. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and the book blogosphere has been all a-twitter about its greatness. I couldn’t in good conscience keep going along ignoring this book, but… This mofo is 800 pages. Ever wonder how becoming a book blogger changes your reading habits?… Read more »

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Damn the Man! Save the Empire… Falls! (Empire Falls by Richard Russo)

Damn the Man! Save the Empire… Falls! (Empire Falls by Richard Russo)

What’s Shaking, Bookworms? It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that I get a lot of book recommendations from my awesome readers, other bloggers, and folks I know in real life. It might, however, surprise you to know that SOMETIMES I actually listen! Why, just last week I was reading the newly certified awesome blog, Fourth Street Review, when Rory more or less told me that I absolutely had to… Read more »

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