I went to an event at the bookstore BookCourt in Brooklyn last weekend. Something about the way the books were organized on the shelves sent me into a buying frenzy. So now I have two rotations of TBR lists: I have my romance books — and this weekend I am lucky enough to be reading an ARC of The Descent by Alma Katsu (Jan. 7 pub) and the upcoming Wanted by Julie Kenner (Dec. 16 pub)– the first in her new trilogy. But I’m also halfway through reading The Circle by Dave Eggers (love it, though very disturbing. I read a review that said it’s the 1984 of today and absolutely is!) and also have Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on deck. Also, in anticipation of the upcoming Flowers in the Attic movie on Lifetime (can NOT wait!), I want to re-read the novel. So if I don’t make it out of the apartment for a few days (week?), you know why.
Melissa Bartolone of Literary Vixens reviews NOW OR NEVER:
Claire is a devoted single mother who consistently put her son’s needs ahead of her own; but when her son Max packs up and heads off to college she realizes she has a lot of catching up to do. Unfortunately, just when Claire is ready to start living and loving again, she is hit with a devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. While Claire believes she’s handling her situation well, her best friend Patti disagrees and urges her to join a survivor support group. Things get interesting when she unwittingly sits in on an erotic reading group where she meets the devilishly good looking Justin who takes her under his sexy wing. Together they create a “sexual bucket list” to get her out of her slump and help her make up for lost time. Can these two collaborators of sexual fantasy stay “just friends?”