Quick Lit 10/16
Gods in Alabama

Gods in Alabama

$9.99$1.99Audiobook: 4.95 (Whispersync)
I've been meaning to read this for a while now and finally did it on audio, which is definitely the version I'd recommend for any Joshilyn Jackson novel. This one is part love story, part murder mystery, and pure Southern fiction. After spending ten years in Chicago, hiding from her past, Arlene returns home to face a secret she's been hiding since she fled town after high school, and introduce her black boyfriend to her racist mother. There's a lot of strong language and more than a few triggers, so do a little research before diving in if you're a sensitive type, but the author does it for a reason, to powerful effect. More info →
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Good as Gone

Good as Gone

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This was my Book of the Month pick for October. Usually I don't think the premise sells the book, but this one does: Julie was kidnapped from her own home when she was thirteen, and eight years later, the mystery is unsolved. Her family assumes the worst but can't be sure. Then one day, the doorbell rings, and it's Julie. But as she settles in to her new, old family, inconsistencies begin to emerge in her story. Why would she lie? Is it really her? I devoured this in one sitting on a recent Saturday afternoon. (I'm a happy, paying customer sharing my affiliate link. Plus the discount code MODERNMRSDARCY will get you 30% off a three-month membership plus a free tote. Enjoy!) More info →
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The Trespasser

The Trespasser

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This is the 6th and latest installment in French's Dublin Murder Squad series, and IT IS SO GOOD. I was nervous because I was so-so on #5 The Secret Place and I HATED Broken Harbor, but this might be her best yet. (No need to read this series in order: they're interconnected but don't progressively build.) This time French shines her spotlight on Antoinette Conway, who we first met in The Secret Place. Conway and her partner are assigned to work what appears at first glance to be an ordinary domestic dispute that ended badly, but the evidence makes her suspect there's a little more to it. As they investigate, they keep bumping up against obstacles from within their own squad. Riveting from start to finish. (It's a November book flight pick for the MMD Book Club.) More info →
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The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two

The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two

This is the second of Ferrante's four Neapolitan novels. I read the first, My Brilliant Friend, back in early 2015 (when I went on a blind date with a book) and have been meaning to read the rest ever since. I finally decided to try book 2 on audio and it was amazing in that format. I liked the first book, but the second had me hanging on every word. And Ferrante writes an amazing cliffhanger ending so now I can't wait to move on to book 3. More info →
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Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food by the Co-Creator of the Whole30

Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food by the Co-Creator of the Whole30

$14.99$2.99Audiobook: 4.99 (Whispersync)
When Melissa started talking about the concept of food freedom forever, I really liked it, and am happy to say this book delivers. She shows you how you can have a healthy relationship with food for the rest of your life by sharing big picture concepts plus tons of granular tips so you can actually put the plan into action. The writing is strong, and funny, too. If you've ever done (or contemplated doing) a Whole30, this is a must read, but if you hate the idea of the strict 30 day play, she gives you other beneficial options. Highly recommended. More info →
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