The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs

The "Hello Girls" as they were dubbed were the women of the Army Signal Corps that operated the telephones between the American, British, and French lines during WWI. Many of them bilingual, and some even with college degrees, these brave women signed up to connect soldiers at the Front. The endured perilous sea voyages, air…

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Vanessa is a recently divorced woman determined to prevent her ex husband from marrying his new, younger fiancee. Nellie is a fresh faced preschool teacher about to marry the rich Richard. Or so we think. Then there's Emma, another prospective bride for Richard. Nothing is as it seems, no one is who you think they…

Queen of Babble in the Big City

Lizzie has decided to move to New York City with her new boyfriend Luke, who's pursuing a post baccalaureate premed degree, and her best friend Shari and her boyfriend Chaz. While Shari has no trouble getting a job, Lizzie finds herself struggling to find one with her degree in Fashion History. Until she stumbles upon…

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

After reading a dystopic fantasy series, I needed a light hearted break where the the biggest stakes was whether or not the main character would find love. Thank the Force for Meg Cabot! I haven't quite made it through her backlog yet, so I figured this was the perfect time to tackle another of her…

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

First off, happy 80th Birthday to my dad. Yes, he's 80. And still riding that motorcycle every day, even in the middle of a global pandemic as he refuses to stay home. Pachinko tells the multigenrational story of a Korean young woman, Suja, and her family from the early 1900s until 1989. At sixteen, Suja…

Broken Crown by Victoria Aveyard

This collection collects in universe histories compiled by Julian that tell the tale of how Norta and the rest of the continent came to be, as well as several short stories, including the previously published "Cruel Crown" and "Queen Song". The histories helped to paint a better picture of this fantasy inspired dystopic world, especially…