My Dark Vanessa

Title: My Dark Vanessa Author: Kate Elizabeth Russell Genre: Thriller? Character Study? Gritty, Dark and Uncomfortable Publisher: 4th Estate Release Date: March 31st Format: E-book Pages: 400+ ALL HE DID WAS FALL IN LOVE WITH ME AND THE WORLD TURNED HIM INTO A MONSTER Vanessa Wye was fifteen years old when she first had sex…

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

Title: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird Author: Josie Silver Genre: Romance/Contemporary Publisher: Viking Release Date: March 5th 2020 Format: Physical Pages: 400+ What if you could live your great love story again? Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’ve been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible. But she’s…

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Title: The Wives Author: Tarryn Fisher Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Domestic Thriller Publisher: HQ Release Date: Audiobook: 30th December 2019 / UK Physical Book: 30th April 2020 Format: Audio and Physical Imagine that your husband has two other wives. You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you…

Long Bright River

Title: Long Bright River Author: Liz Moore Genre: Mystery Publisher: Hutchinson Release Date: Jan 2020 Format: Physical Pages: 480+ Mickey Fitzpatrick has been patrolling the 24th District for years. She knows most of the working women by name. She knows what desperation looks like and what people will do when they need a fix. She’s…

Such A Fun Age

Title: Such A Fun Age Author: Kiley Reid Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Release Date: Jan 2020 Format: Ebook When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with a ‘personal brand’ and the best of…

In the Dream House

Title: In The Dream House Author: Carmen Maria Machado Genre: Memoir Publisher: Serpent's Tail Release Date: Jan 2020 Format: Audio In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold…

The Chestnut Man

Title: The Chestnut Man Author: Søren Sveistrup Genre: Thriller Release Date: 2019 Format: Audio Pages: 500 One blustery October morning in a quiet Copenhagen suburb, the police make a terrible discovery. A young woman is found brutally murdered with one of her hands missing. Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Ambitious young…

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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Ruby has read 33 books toward her goal of 50 books.