The Little Bookshop of Promises by Debbie Macomber

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Synopsis: Somewhere between a car accident and a divorce, Annie Applegate stopped believing in happy endings. Now, she just wants to disappear. And the tiny town of Promise fits the bill. With its winding streets and melting-pot of residents, it’s the perfect place for Annie to hide away and open the bookshop she always dreamed […]

2016 Reading #2: After You by Jojo Moyes

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Title: After You Author: Jojo Moyes Published: 2015 Genre: Fiction Rating: 2 out of 5 Synopsis: How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling […]

2016 Reading #1: Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis

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Title: The Magician’s Nephew Author: C. S. Lewis Published: 1955 Genre: Children’s novels Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: The adventure begins… On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan’s song weaves itself into the […]

The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Addition: E-book and audiobook Genre: Classics Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Ebenezer Scrooge has always hated Christmas, but in this particular Eve, he’s given another reason to be wary of the holiday: the ghost of Jacob Marley comes to visit! Clad in heavy chains and burdensome weights, Marley’s ghost warns Scrooge that three spirits […]

Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

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Addition: Audiobook Genre: Chick-lit, Christmas Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Issy Randall, proud owner of The Cupcake Cafe, is in love and couldn’t be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline don’t seem quite as upbeat about the upcoming season […]