Recently on Chelsea’s Bookshelf

Recently on Chelsea’s Bookshelf

Class Mom
really liked it
Fun and entertaining. I’m the mom of a soon-to-be kindergartener, so it probably hits me at the right stage of life. The story was set in my hometown, and I got an extra kick out of the references to places I knew.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
it was amazing
Completely lived up to the hype for me. It’ll make you laugh out loud and then, two seconds later, boo-hoo cry. Beautifully done.
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Orphan Train
really liked it
The storyline set in the past is particularly engrossing. My book club read this one, and it was also great for driving a lively and thoughtful conversation.
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What to Say Next
really liked it
Sweet and engaging, propelled by the voices of two different and likable narrators.
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The Blackbird Season
it was amazing
I love character-driven suspense, and for me this book is top notch. Every character–the smaller side ones and especially the 4 POV people–is dynamic and interesting. Even those who are less likable have relatable qualities (or, at lea…
The Good Widow
really liked it
A fast and appealing read, with twists to keep you guessing.
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Girl in Disguise
it was amazing
Greer Macallister offers another vivid and engaging ride in this Mid-19th Century tale of the first female operative in the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Her clean prose stands out as it did in the marvelous THE MAGICIAN’S LIE, and I liked…
The Hate U Give
it was amazing
One of the best reads of 2017, the writing overflows with wit and insight, and the story is absolutely gripping.
Persuading Austen
really liked it
PERSUASION is my favorite Jane Austen, and I’m a perpetual sucker for a good retelling. This one fit the bill nicely, with its crazy family dynamics, banter between friends, a swoon-worthy romance, and the ultimate hope of second chances…
The Couple Next Door
really liked it
A fun thriller with zany twists and an intriguing mystery at its core.
The Summer That Melted Everything
it was amazing
Poetic and heartbreaking. I’ve got a soft spot for gothic literature, and this hit the right buttons for me.
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Everything We Left Behind
it was amazing
What a wonderful follow-up to the equally beautiful EVERYTHING WE KEEP! Emotionally engaging with twists and turns that keep you guessing, it’s a perfect cocktail of family drama, romance, and suspense. James is a complex protagonist, an…
The Mountain Between Us
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The Marriage Lie
it was amazing
Belle’s writing packs a visceral punch in this terrific twisty suspense. Iris is a compelling protagonist–vulnerable and relatable while still tough and self-assured–and the plot is engrossing. By the time I was halfway through, I had …

 

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