Tag: adult fiction

Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

June 16, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

Hi guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I’m delighted to end my blog hiatus with a review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, as part of the Canadian blog tour for the book. As some of you know, Taylor (or TJR) is one of my auto-buy authors, and this latest book of hers is, in my opinion, her most ambitious work to date. Read on for my thoughts on this unique, feminist take on TJR’s fascinating Hollywood diva. About the Book: Review:The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Most of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books […]

Leave Me by Gayle Forman | ARC Review

September 1, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Leave Me by Gayle Forman | ARC Review

Review: Leave Me by Gayle Forman Leave Me by Gayle Forman. Whoa. So I feel like I should preface this review by saying that Gayle Forman is my favorite author. Just One Day is my all-time favorite YA book, and it changed my life. To say I had high expectations for Leave Me, her first adult book, is an understatement. That said, going in, I already had some reservations about the main character, Maribeth, who decides to leave her family after a heart attack. I just couldn’t imagine myself being able to relate to that or feeling that desperate in […]

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld | Book Review

April 21, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld | Book Review

Review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is a witty and enjoyable, if long, retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Clocking in at 512 pages, Sittenfeld takes her time establishing the characters, the city of Cincinnati, and the society in which they live. This is a book for people who like to fall in love with a city and who, like Elizabeth Bennet herself, tend to hold onto first impressions of books and characters. At first glance, Liz Bennet and her family seem like pretty despicable people. They’re old money Cincinnati folk, born with and continuing […]

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel | Book Review

March 23, 2016 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel | Book Review

Hi all, today I have a review from my fantastic husband, Evan, of an adult fiction book by acclaimed writer Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi. Evan reads a lot of sci-fi and literary fiction (mostly Philip Roth and other contemporary authors), and he and I both enjoyed Life of Pi (the book AND movie) so he’s in the perfect position to take a closer look at this latest release from this literary giant. Please welcome Evan! Review: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel With The High Mountains of Portugal, Life of Pi author Yann Martel delivers another beautifully […]

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald | Review + Interview

February 8, 2016 / 8 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Interview, Review
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald | Review + Interview

Hi guys, today I’m proud to be part of the official blog tour for The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, which is a fantastic book about…loving books. I’ve got a review and interview (and a special Sourcebooks giveaway), and I think it’s a real winner, whether you’re a YA, NA, or adult fiction reader. Read on to find out my thoughts and hear what Katarina Bivald, the author, has to say! The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald is a book that begs you and dares you to not love books. It is, in fact, a book about […]

All Things Grow With Love | The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

November 5, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
All Things Grow With Love | The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

Review: The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne stars Amy Wilde as an up-and-coming garden designer in London, hailing from small-town Yorkshire. On New Year’s Eve, her fun-loving best friend and roommate throws a party where she meets Leo, a fund manager that she instantly has an attraction to. What she doesn’t know is that he’s a prince, and Amy’s middle-class life is about to be turned upside-down. I really enjoyed the romance of The Runaway Princess. Leo’s fame did seem a bit contrived considering that he came from such a small principality, but I liked how normal he was and […]

: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

September 21, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Webseries
: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet is a love letter to fans of the wildly popular webseries, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. There’s no other way to put it. In the Acknowledgments, the authors say that the book would not have existed if people hadn’t voiced their love, affection, and concern for this version of Lydia Bennet. So it seems absolutely right that Lydia should finally get her own story via the voices of those who loved her…because this book, in, itself, is all about Lydia reclaiming her voice. But I’m getting ahead of myself. If you haven’t heard of The Lizzie Bennet […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Latest Books Acquired

Top Ten Tuesday: Latest Books Acquired

Last week’s TTT on Instagram was so fun that I decided to do it again! Here are my latest books acquired: On the list: 1. Seven Spoons cookbook by Tara O’Brady 2. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume 3. Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford 4. First & Then by Emma Mills 5, 6, 7. The Ivy Years series by Sarina Bowen 8. Map to the Stars by Jen Malone 9. The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald 10. Da Vinci’s Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott What’s on your docket for the future? Let me know in […]

The Choices We Make: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

July 6, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
The Choices We Make: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  Maybe in Another Life Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter) Publisher: Washington Square Press (Atria/Simon & Schuster) Source/Format: eARC provided by publisher on Edelweiss Publication date: July 7, 2015 (tomorrow!) My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | The Book Depository | iTunes From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly […]

“Our Love Belongs To Everyone Who Loves Us” Review: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

August 13, 2014 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“Our Love Belongs To Everyone Who Loves Us” Review: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

After I Do Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter) Publisher: Washington Square Press (Simon & Schuster) Genre: Adult Fiction Source/Format: Library eBook Publication date: July 1st 2014 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. From the author of Forever, Interrupted—hailed by Sarah Jio as “moving, gorgeous, and at times heart-wrenching”—comes a breathtaking new novel about modern marriage, the depth of family ties, and the year that one remarkable heroine spends exploring both. When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding […]