Saturdays at the Café is the a weekly feature hosted here to talk about and discuss the books I’ve discovered during the past week, added to my shelf and am excited about reading. They may be new/scheduled releases I’ve seen on NetGalley, at the library, or from publishers or they may be older titles my friends have reviewed and shared on Goodreads or blogs.
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite – Marialyce @ yayareads wrote the review that was the tipping point for me to add this to my shelf. And, my library added it!
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin – Baldwin is one of my favorite writers and I want to read this now that the film has received Oscar nominations.
Severance by Ling Ma – Carol @ Bookaria reviewed this book and it connected with me.
Where She Lies by Michael Scanlon – Christopher @ Plucked From the Stacks put this British crime series on my radar. Can’t get enough of these!
The Next Girl by Carla Kovich – Berit @ Audio Killed the Bookmark reviewed a book later in this series and I had to read it. But, I always start from the beginning.
The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau – Jennifer ~ Tar Heel Reader reviewed this title, which has a porcelain exploration element. I collect porcelain demitasse cups and saucers so this was a no brainer.
The Last Resort by Steph Broadribb – Eva @ Novel Deelights reviewed a book later in this series and just raves about it. After reading the synopsis for the earlier books, I caved, especially when I got the first book for a song.
The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio – Tina @ Reading Between the Pages convinced me to add this book. I’d seen the title before and was curious so it didn’t take much of a nudge. I’m hoping to review on audio.
Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler – Eva @ Novel Deelights featured another book by this author and I stumbled upon this one. I hoping to get this for audio review.
The Liar’s Child by Carla Buckley – Deanna @ Dee’s Rad Reads and Reviews featured this as her Can’t Wait Wednesday title. I loved another book I’d read by the author and this one sounds SO good!
Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter – Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Novel Fiction gave this 5 stars for a new-to-me author. Another audio for review hopeful.
The Forgiving Kind by Donna Everhart – Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Novel Fiction struck again! I was able to get this one for audio review.
Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan – Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reader featured this book by an author who has a writing style I really like! It’s the first in a new series, too.
Kydd by Julian Stockwin – I recommended this for library purchase eons ago (they bought it!) and now can’t remember who featured the title. Let me know if it was you because this promises to be a great story.
Dear Rosie Hughes by Melanie Hudson – Just read the review by Mackey @ Macsbooks and see if you can resist. I dare you.
The Goodbye Café by Mariah Stewart – I received a request to review this third book in The Hudson Sisters series and I squealed! It’s one of my favorites and I’m up to date.
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin – Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction? reviewed the follow up book to this one and highly recommended I start here. She assures me it’s perfect for the novice “chef.”
Leading Men by Christopher Castellani – Kyra @ Roots & Reads reviewed this book and even though she had some issues, I liked the idea of fact and fiction involving Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. I have it for audio review.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman – Christina @ Recipe and a Read wrote a fantastic review of this dystopian novel. I gotta try.
In Dark Water by Leslie Tentler – Another squeal moment when the author offered this for review. Rarity Cove is one of my favorite series and I’d almost given up on seeing a third book.
Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker – One more from Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction? and I got the audiobook from the library. Can’t have enough true crime and this one’s all about profiling from one of the originators. I’m also going to check out the Netflix series, too.