Review: Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

Challenge promptA book with a great first line.

Disclaimer: I read this book as part of a blog tour run by the publisher, Penguin Ireland. This has in no way impacted my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.

Blurb:

Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin.

Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother’s unequal love. As men, the competition continues – for status, money, fame, women …

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Dream Bookish Family

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little but a Lot.

One thing I really love about reading is how much books celebrate family. While my own family are pretty awesome, I can’t lie and say there aren’t some fictional people I’d slot into their place. Our family is our family, and often we’re not able to choose who gets to be in it. If I had to start over, this is who I’d like to have in my family.

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Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Challenge prompt: A book by/about a woman in STEM.

Blurb:

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
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Review: A Question of Us by Mary Jayne Baker

Challenge prompt: A book with a main character in their 20s.

Blurb:

Two best friends. Eight pub quizzes. One shot at love…

There are some people who seem like they have all the answers in life. Clarrie Midwinter isn’t one of them.

At the age of 26, tomboy Clarrie is still struggling to become a ‘proper’ grown-up. She’s eternally strapped for cash, she hasn’t had a date in nearly a year and her attempts to quit smoking tend to take a nosedive after the second pint. Most annoyingly of all, her ladykiller best friend Simon just won’t stop asking her out. The only thing keeping her sane is her pub quiz team, the Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers.

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Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Challenge prompt: A book about or involving social media.

Blurb:

A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

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