Can’t Wait for … The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

One of the things I love about reading romance is that, as a genre, it’s packed with tropes. If I come across a storyline that I’m particularly excited about, there’s a good chance there are other great books out there that use similar elements. Friends to lovers. Mistaken identity. Second chance romance. Sign me up;Continue reading “Can’t Wait for … The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon”

Can’t Wait for … Christmas Island by Natalie Normann

You know what I—and I’m sure many others—could use this year? An escape. While that’s not going to happen right now in the traditional sense, it does mean that my reading has gone in a very specific direction. I’m grabbing at bright stories, filled with a little adventure, a little romance, and a lot ofContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … Christmas Island by Natalie Normann”

Can’t Wait for … A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley

In terms of reading, there’s nothing more comforting than a good cozy mystery. I mean, you know, setting aside the whole murder thing, they’re a lot of fun. Great characters in a quirky set of circumstances. An engaging plot that leaves me guessing. Plus, they usually take place in communities so idyllic and tightknit thatContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley”

Can’t Wait for … Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March

What a Wednesday. Like many people in the United States, I’m running off of little sleep, I’m probably not hydrated enough, and the only body parts I’ve exercised in the past twenty-four hours are the fingers I’m using to refresh election results. There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, so tonight I’m diving deep forContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March”

Can’t Wait for … A Phở Love Story by Loan Le

I’ve written about this a lot in the past, but food-themed fiction always goes right to the top of my to-be-read pile. When a food focus is masterfully intertwined in a story, it provides such a delicious insight into characters and the world they inhabit … Though really, even a passing food reference can beContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … A Phở Love Story by Loan Le”

Can’t Wait for … Confessions of a Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth Green

Books about books, bookstores, libraries, or pretty much any other bookish connection automatically go to the top of my to-be-read pile. So when I recently came across an upcoming release with ‘bookseller’ in the title, a battle between bookstores in the blurb, and a cat knocking batting books on the cover? Yeah, that was oneContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … Confessions of a Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth Green”

Can’t Wait for … Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern

There are a few things that automatically make me perk up when reading a blurb for a book—certain plots, character traits, or other bits that make a book instantly something I want to check out. Recently, I stumbled across a future release that involves two of my favorite things: a plot that revolves around aContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern”

Can’t Wait for … Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Cozies. Cozies. Cozies. I feel like cozies are taking over my life this week. Whether I’m reading them, writing about them, or talking about them—they’re everywhere. But honestly, how can I complain about that when there are so many great upcoming releases? I’m constantly on the lookout for new series, because I really enjoy startingContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala”

Can’t Wait for … Aunt Dimity & the Enchanted Cottage by Nancy Atherton

Last year, I began reading the Aunt Dimity series of cozy mysteries by Nancy Atherton. I had been hesitant to check out the first book, Aunt Dimity’s Death, not because I thought I wouldn’t like it, but because I thought I’d love it. Atherton has been dreaming up adventures for Lori Shepherd and her otherworldlyContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … Aunt Dimity & the Enchanted Cottage by Nancy Atherton”

Can’t Wait for … The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James

Some cozies can feel remarkably similar to each other. Each contains the dead body, of course, and the amateur sleuth out to crack the case. The reoccurring quirky cast of secondary characters who interact in a tight knit community. The clues. The red herrings. A foil or two. And yet cozy authors routinely find waysContinue reading “Can’t Wait for … The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James”