#PreFridayReads: The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard

#PreFridayReads: The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard

by Tall Poppy Nicole Baart This simmering, slow-build of a book is absolutely riveting. Paula Treick DeBoard has outdone herself with a wrenching, thoughtful story about the perfect life unraveled. Liz McGinnis is an uncomfortable transplant in a chic, gated community...
#Pre-FridayReads: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

#Pre-FridayReads: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

By Tall Poppy Susan Bishop Crispell If you’re reading this, that probably means you’re a fan of books, and by extension bookstores. And the bookstore in Cath Crowley’s moving young adult novel Words in Deep Blue is one I would kill* to live in if it was real. Howling...
#PreFridayReads: Ruined by D.E. Eliot

#PreFridayReads: Ruined by D.E. Eliot

by Tall Poppy Diane Haeger I don’t regularly read domestic suspense which, I hope, gives more weight to this (higher bar for me, and all that) because Ruined by D.E. Eliot had me on page one. It locked me in tight after the prologue and I honestly couldn’t put it...
#PreFridayReads: Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

#PreFridayReads: Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

By Tall Poppy Writer, Aimie K. Runyan A confession: I avoid stories that center around divorce and devolving marriages like most people avoid the chatty drunk uncle with too many war stories at the family wedding. My thought has always been that if I want to spend ten...
#PreFridayReads: Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

#PreFridayReads: Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

By Tall Poppy Orly Konig I bought this book the day it released. Praise for it was everywhere on social media and I couldn’t wait to dive in. Except that I was deep in revisions and since Alzheimer’s plays a significant role in the book I was working on, I was...
#PreFridayReads: Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

#PreFridayReads: Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

by Tall Poppy Susan Crispell I’m a sucker for stories that seamlessly weave together reality with something “other”. In Close Enough to Touch, Colleen Oakley does just that with main character Jubilee Jenkins, who suffers from an allergy to other...