Our Crooked Hearts #BookReview #ourcrookedhearts #youngadultbook #yafantasy #yabook #fictionbook #bookworm @mimi_albert @flatironbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The suburbs, right now . . .Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie … Continue reading Our Crooked Hearts #BookReview #ourcrookedhearts #youngadultbook #yafantasy #yabook #fictionbook #bookworm @mimi_albert @flatironbooks

January to March 2022 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlyreads #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Hope you are doing well. I love having this blog because it keeps all of my book reviews organized. It's costly to renew it yearly. I'm hesitant if I should keep it or not. It's one bill less I don't have to pay if I don't renew but it's definitely sad to say … Continue reading January to March 2022 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlyreads #bookworm

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead #Audiobook #BookReview #finlaydonovanknocksemdead #mysterybook #bookworm @ellecosimano @minotaurbooks @macmillanaudio

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Finlay Donovan is—once again—struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she's dealt with lately is that of her daughter's pet … Continue reading Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead #Audiobook #BookReview #finlaydonovanknocksemdead #mysterybook #bookworm @ellecosimano @minotaurbooks @macmillanaudio

Finlay Donovan is Killing It #Audiobook #BookReview #finlaydonovaniskillingit @minotaurbooks #mysterybook #thriller #bookworm @ellecosimano @macmillanaudio

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send … Continue reading Finlay Donovan is Killing It #Audiobook #BookReview #finlaydonovaniskillingit @minotaurbooks #mysterybook #thriller #bookworm @ellecosimano @macmillanaudio

The Fields #BookReview & #BlogTour #thefields #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #debut #bookworm @flatironbooks @erinyoungauthor

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young's The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest. Some things don't stay buried. It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to … Continue reading The Fields #BookReview & #BlogTour #thefields #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #debut #bookworm @flatironbooks @erinyoungauthor

The Golden Couple #BookReview #audiobook #thegoldencouple #psychologicalthriller #bookworm @sarahpekkanen @greerkh @macmillanaudio

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The Golden Couple is the next electrifying novel from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo behind You Are Not Alone, An Anonymous Girl, and The Wife Between Us. If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in 10 sessions, she won’t take you on as a … Continue reading The Golden Couple #BookReview #audiobook #thegoldencouple #psychologicalthriller #bookworm @sarahpekkanen @greerkh @macmillanaudio

Winter Water #BookReview #winterwater #mysterybook #thriller #bookworm @grandcentralpub

Synopsis from Grand Central Publishing: An atmospheric and compelling Swedish suspense of a parent’s greatest fear realized, written by a master storyteller. Martin, who has always been drawn to the ocean, moves his wife Alexandra and their two young children move to his family’s idyllic summer cottage in the picturesque island village of Orust, on … Continue reading Winter Water #BookReview #winterwater #mysterybook #thriller #bookworm @grandcentralpub

The Judge’s List #BookReview #legalthriller #thriller #bookworm #thejudgeslist @doubledaybooks @johngrisham

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial … Continue reading The Judge’s List #BookReview #legalthriller #thriller #bookworm #thejudgeslist @doubledaybooks @johngrisham

Last Seen Alive #BookReview #lastseenalive #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #thriller #bookworm @minotaurbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Last Seen Alive is the fifth book in Joanna Schaffhausen's heartpounding Ellery Hathaway mystery series. Boston detective Ellery Hathaway met FBI agent Reed Markham when he pried open a serial killer’s closet to rescue her. Years on, their relationship remains defined by that moment and by Francis Coben’s horrific crimes. To … Continue reading Last Seen Alive #BookReview #lastseenalive #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #thriller #bookworm @minotaurbooks

Real Easy #BookReview #audiobook #realeasy #bookworm #mysterybook #thrillerbook @macmillanaudio @marierutkoski @henryholt

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Bringing to mind Gillian Flynn and Tana French but completely unique, Marie Rutkoski's Real Easy is a compulsive, tenacious, and unexpectedly hopeful thriller. It’s 1999 and Samantha has danced for years at the Lovely Lady strip club. She’s not used to mixing work and friendship—after all, between her jealous boyfriend and … Continue reading Real Easy #BookReview #audiobook #realeasy #bookworm #mysterybook #thrillerbook @macmillanaudio @marierutkoski @henryholt

The Appeal #BookReview & #BlogTour #theappeal #mysterybook #thrillerbook #adultfiction #fictionbook #bookworm @atriabooks @atriamysterybus @janicehallett

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell, this “dazzlingly clever” (The Sunday Times) murder mystery follows a community rallying around a sick child—but when escalating lies lead to a dead body, everyone is a suspect. The Fairway Players, a local theatre group, is in the midst of rehearsals … Continue reading The Appeal #BookReview & #BlogTour #theappeal #mysterybook #thrillerbook #adultfiction #fictionbook #bookworm @atriabooks @atriamysterybus @janicehallett

December 2021 Wrap-Up & New Car

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a happy year end. Mine was eventful. My family visited my parents in Florida and we eat a lot everyday. My mom cooks well. My family also upgraded our car. It's time really and such a change that is. We traded in our old sedan car, 2008 Toyota Avalon … Continue reading December 2021 Wrap-Up & New Car

My Years in Books! #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge #bookworm #yearinbooks #books

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the last few days of 2021!! I love looking at my reading from year over year on Goodreads these days so I decided to blog about it. These two and a half years I don't go to work but it doesn't look like I read more than when … Continue reading My Years in Books! #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge #bookworm #yearinbooks #books

As Good As Dead #BookReview @hojay92 @getunderlined @prhaudio #mysterybook #thrillerbook #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #bookworm #book #audiobook #asgoodasdead

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES WITH OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD • The highly anticipated finale to the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, the instant bestsellers that read like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end of this mystery series, you’ll never think of … Continue reading As Good As Dead #BookReview @hojay92 @getunderlined @prhaudio #mysterybook #thrillerbook #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #bookworm #book #audiobook #asgoodasdead

November 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #picturebooks

Hi Everyone! Hope your November was great. I read a total of 44 books but the whole month I thought I was having the reading and blog posting slump! Book review slump was true because I caught up on the last day by writing 3 reviews. The above picture consisted of books where I read … Continue reading November 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #picturebooks

Couple Found Slain #BookReview #couplefoundslain #truecrime #mysterybook #thrillerbook #bookworm @henryholt

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Critically acclaimed author and psychoanalyst Mikita Brottman offers literary true crime writing at its best, taking us into the life of a murderer after his conviction—when most stories end but the defendant's life goes on. On February 21, 1992, 22-year-old Brian Bechtold walked into a police station in Port St. Joe, … Continue reading Couple Found Slain #BookReview #couplefoundslain #truecrime #mysterybook #thrillerbook #bookworm @henryholt

Library Book Sale Haul #bookhaul #bookbuys #librarybooksale #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict

Hi Everyone! This month my city hosted a two-day library book sale. I attended both days! Here are books I picked out on day one with 50% off for early birds: I paid $18 for 30 books! On day 2, I went with my son. He picked out some books too. There weren't any 50% … Continue reading Library Book Sale Haul #bookhaul #bookbuys #librarybooksale #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict

The Family Tree #BookReview #thefamilytree @harper360 #mysterybook #thrillerbook #bookworm

Synopsis from HarperCollins: The DNA results are back. And there’s a serial killer in her family tree… Liz Catalano is shocked when an ancestry kit reveals she’s adopted. But she could never have imagined connecting with her unknown family would plunge her into an FBI investigation of a notorious serial killer… The Tri-State Killer has … Continue reading The Family Tree #BookReview #thefamilytree @harper360 #mysterybook #thrillerbook #bookworm

October 2021 Wrap-Up #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #wrapup #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreview @littlebrown @mackidsbooks @getunderlined @harper360 @atriamysterybus

Hi Everyone! Happy November! I can’t believe it. We are almost going to welcome 2022. It sounds so futuristic somehow. Last month I read a whopping 32 books! It sounds huge but I mostly read picture books for my toddler using Amazon kindle unlimited. Amazon is giving me a great deal, 3 months subscription for … Continue reading October 2021 Wrap-Up #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #wrapup #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreview @littlebrown @mackidsbooks @getunderlined @harper360 @atriamysterybus

Game On #BookReview #gameon #mysterybook #thrillerbook #bookworm @atriamysterybus @janetevanovich

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Stephanie Plum returns to hunt down a master cyber-criminal operating out of Trenton in the 28th book in the wildly popular series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. When Stephanie Plum is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of footsteps in her … Continue reading Game On #BookReview #gameon #mysterybook #thrillerbook #bookworm @atriamysterybus @janetevanovich

Everything We Didn’t Say #BookReview & #BlogTour @atriabooks @atriamysterybus @nicolelynnbaart #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #everythingwedidntsay

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: From the author of Little Broken Things, a “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) following a mother who must confront the dark summer that changed her life forever in order to reclaim the daughter she left behind. Juniper Baker had just graduated from high school and was deep in the throes of … Continue reading Everything We Didn’t Say #BookReview & #BlogTour @atriabooks @atriamysterybus @nicolelynnbaart #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #everythingwedidntsay

My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Hi Everyone! Just last year and previous years I was all against audiobooks because I thought I have attention problems and won’t be able to keep up. Well, I started to listen to one just to see what the fuss was about and I just loved it! I especially loved to read along while listening … Continue reading My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The highly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery. Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case … Continue reading Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Can’t believe we are already into the fall. I remembered clearly I was just complaining about the icky feelings of sweat on my body every time I went outside due to humidity. Thank goodness it’s cooler now and we can take walks outside without getting so hot and sweaty! Last month I read … Continue reading September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can’t shake the … Continue reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

The Other Passenger #BookReview @atriabooks #theotherpassenger #bookworm #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @louise_candlish

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: It all happens so quickly. One day you’re living the dream, commuting to work by ferry with your charismatic neighbor Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn’t turned up for the boat and his wife, Melia, has reported him missing. When you get off at your stop, … Continue reading The Other Passenger #BookReview @atriabooks #theotherpassenger #bookworm #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @louise_candlish

The Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From the critically acclaimed author of Invisible City and Conviction, The Missing Hours is a novel about obsession, privilege, and the explosive consequences of one violent act. From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman … Continue reading The Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

Comfort Me with Apples #BookReview @catvalente @tordotcompub #comfortmewithapples #thrillerbooks #mysterybook #fantasybook #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Comfort Me With Apples is a terrifying new thriller from bestseller Catherynne M. Valente, for fans of Gone Girl and Spinning Silver Sophia was made for him. Her perfect husband. She can feel it in her bones. He is perfect. Their home together in Arcadia Gardens is perfect. Everything is perfect. … Continue reading Comfort Me with Apples #BookReview @catvalente @tordotcompub #comfortmewithapples #thrillerbooks #mysterybook #fantasybook #bookworm

September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

Hi Everyone! Every month, I make a big TBR of book stack to read. I’m a mood reader so I can’t decide ahead of time what I want to read. Creating a big stack gives me room to decide and at the end of the month, the pile remaining is still big. That’s okay because … Continue reading September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

Hi Everyone! First off, I’m really excited to share with you that I have upgraded my blog! It’s now http://www.howusefulitis.com and no more additional wordings in it. My free space has been dwindling down and I have been considering an upgrade for awhile. Since the birth of my daughter, I no longer have the luxury … Continue reading August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview