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CONTEMPORARY FICTION

ALL GROWN UP  
BEARTOWN
FIRST COMES LOVE 
THE HOPEFULS
SIRACUSA
TWO STEPS FORWARD
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS  
YOUNG JANE YOUNG

DRAMA

ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
BEFORE AND AGAIN
A LITTLE LIFE
MIRACLE CREEK
A SPARK OF LIGHT
WE CAST A SHADOW
YOU WILL KNOW ME 

DYSTOPIAN

THE LAST
THE LAST ONE 

FANTASY/SCI-FI

THE NIGHT CIRCUS  
PROVIDENCE

HISTORICAL FICTION

COCOA BEACH
THE HUNGER
THE HUNTRESS
THE GOWN
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
NOVEMBER ROAD
SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE
TANGERINE

LITERARY FICTION

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE
THE GIRLS  
SWEETBITTER  

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

BEHIND HER EYES
THE BREAKDOWN
THE CHAIN
CROSS HER HEART
THE CUTAWAY
THE FOURTH MONKEY
THE HUNTING PARTY
I FOUND YOU 
INTO THE WATER
LET ME LIE
THE LIES WE TOLD
SYDNEY ON FIRE
THE VANISHING SEASON 
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT
THE WIFE BETWEEN US

NON-FICTION

BORN A CRIME  
I’D RATHER BE READING
LUST AND WONDER
READING PEOPLE
THE WICKED GOOD KETOGENIC COOKBOOK

TRUE CRIME

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
WORKING STIFF

YOUNG ADULT

THE HATE U GIVE
HEARTLESS
HOW IT WENT DOWN 
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN

REVIEW POLICY

I am currently accepting physical ARCs. To contact me, please email tbretc@gmail.com . I prefer psychological thrillers, crime, mystery, adult fiction, and dystopian. If I agree to a review, I will be clear that I was given the book in exchange for an honest review and post my review on this blog, Goodreads, and Amazon. My reviews include a synopsis, my opinion, opening line, favorite quote, and overall rating. Depending on the book, I may also post about it on my Instagram

RATING SYSTEM

5 Stars- Stop what you're doing and go out and get this book immediately. You'll want this for your bookshelf.

4 Stars- I enjoyed it! I’d recommend this to other readers, but it’s not something that’s going to stick with me for a long time.

3 Stars- Good, but had some flaws. For me, this usually means the writing was too overworked, or there were one dimensional characters or a bad/poorly done ending. 

2 Stars- Take it or leave it. Only pick this up if you have read some of the author's work in the past and you're especially interested.

1 Star- You might want to skip it. Didn't do anything for me and I struggled to finish- and if I’m being honest, I almost never rate books this low because if they’re that bad, I won’t finish.

DNF- I’m getting better at leaving books unfinished. It’s not always that it’s a bad book (although sometimes that does happen), it’s that the book isn’t working right now. I find giving myself space to not finish encourages me to read more widely and to find books that I otherwise wouldn’t have picked up.

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