Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 3)

KILLING MONICA by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"The book's portrayal of Pandy feels both self-congratulatory and unintentionally unpleasant, the hostility toward male characters is virulent—the only good male in the book may not be one—and the sense of humor is nil."
Bushnell (One Fifth Avenue, 2008, etc.) is still playing her Sex and the City riffs in this self-referential sort-of satire about an author whose insanely popular fictional creation has taken over her life.Read full book review >
SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"As she seeks to repair bridges, Cat awakens anger and treachery in the hearts of those she once betrayed. Making amends, like addiction, may endanger her future."
Before sobriety, Catherine "Cat" Coombs had it all: fun friends, an exciting job, and a love affair with alcohol. Until she blacked out one more time and woke up in a stranger's bed. Read full book review >

TINY LITTLE THING by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won't do to protect each other."
During her husband's 1966 congressional run, Christina "Tiny" Hardcastle realizes her picture-perfect life has more than a few cracks and that maybe the time has come to be true to herself rather than to the glossy facade she has created. Read full book review >
HOTEL LIVING by Ioannis Pappos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"A joyless and basically plotless novel about a rootless existence."
An intrepid rising star in the business world longs for intimacy in Pappos' debut novel. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"A charming novel that believes in the healing properties of fiction, romance, and a summer in the south of France."
This newly translated German bestseller is a warmhearted, occasionally sentimental account of letting go of the old loves to make room for new. Read full book review >

THE FESTIVAL OF INSIGNIFICANCE by Milan Kundera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"This strangely amusing novella has the power to inspire serious efforts to find significance in the very book in which it is so perversely denied."
Forgotten tyrants and blatant belly buttons have equally playful roles in this deceptively slight, whimsically thoughtful tale of a few men in Paris not doing or saying much. Read full book review >
TANGLED WEBS by Lee Bross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"The overall effect is that the tale is underbaked; perhaps the planned sequel will help it set. (Romance. 12 & up)"
Secret-life shenanigans in 18th-century London. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"For die-hard mermaid-fiction lovers only."
When a young librarian comes into possession of the diary of a traveling circus from more than 200 years ago, he decides the book may hold clues to a family mystery he needs to solve to save his sister's life. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"German screenwriter Arango's first novel is superior pulp, with schemers all around and plenty to say about fame, identity, and mortality."
Having become a famous author by publishing his wife's brilliant crime novels with his name on the cover, Henry Hayden creates his own devious fictions to avoid detection in a series of mysterious deaths. Read full book review >
GREY by E L James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2015

"Die-hard fans might argue this gives us something new, but it doesn't—and it's boring."
Fifty Shades of Grey, from Christian's perspective. Read full book review >
CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by Kevin Kwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Over-the-top and hard to stop. A third installment is promised."
Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians, 2013) returns with an equally good-natured, catty-as-hell sequel to his bestselling roman à clef about China's new and old money dynasties.Read full book review >
THE WRONG MAN by Kate White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"While the whodunit aspects are fairly pedestrian, Kit makes for an intriguing heroine who holds her own."
Though she might suggest a bold accent wall to her clients, Manhattan interior decorator Kit Finn leads a quiet private life—until one wild night in Florida sets her on a different, far more dangerous course. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >