One Sentence Recommendations: February

Family coming to visit, my son turning 17, hosting a high school swim team for pancakes, and two kids with the flu has put me a little more than behind. Are those excuses for why I’m so behind in writing my book reviews? Yes, and they’re pretty good ones too. The month is almost over and I’m trying my best to play catch-up. All the more reason for keeping my reviews of the books that I read back in February short and sweet!

If you’re looking for something fun and easy to read, perhaps a little escape into a Real Housewives kind of world, then you’ll definitely enjoy When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger.

If you are a fan of historical fiction set around World War II and want to read about a real-life, super smart woman who you probably no very little about, you’ll want to check out The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.

If you enjoy non-fiction that mixes true crime, library history, the story of a horrific library fire, and is one of Reese Witherspoon’s book club picks, I think you’ll enjoy The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

If you’re curious about all of those DNA tests and wonder what you would do if those tests gave you information that told you that you aren’t who you think you are, you need to read the memoir Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.

If you want to read a sci-fi book that doesn’t read like a sci-fi book and are okay with endings that are a left open leaving the readers with plenty of questions, then you might like The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker.

If you like a book that makes you say things like “You’re not gonna believe this shit!” to fellow readers, then you might want to read Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward.

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