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May in Reviews

Some really great books were added to BlueStockingReviews during the month of May. My favorite book this month was Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik, which is a beautiful historical fiction account of Iran’s most famous woman poet and her brave and poignant fight to write heartfelt poetry. Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky also received a five star review for its emotional story of a woman courageously struggling to recover after the heart-breaking loss of her young daughter. I would highly recommend both of these or any of the books reviewed this month. Check out the full reviews.

New Releases in June

Three of the books reviewed in May, and another book review earlier this year will be published in June. Check out these publication dates, there is a new book for each week of the month, which guarantees you some fabulous summer reads:

Authors of Note

New York Times bestselling author Karen White is publishing her 27th book in June. Dreams of Falling is set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and is a riveting tale of friendships and promises that lead to a lifetime of secrets. There is no doubt that this gem will be another bestseller, the writing is moving and the characters are perfectly flawed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lena Manta is an acclaimed best selling author in Greece and has penned thirteen books. She was proclaimed Author of the Year in both 2009 and 2011, by Greek Life and Style magazine. While The House by the River was her fourth novel written, it is the first to be translated to English. It was published in the U.S. in November 2018. It's a emotional and poignant family saga following five young women as they pursue their dreams. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Books to Film

A film company has secured the rights to another fabulous book. In February 2018, Cinelou Films acquired the film rights to the twisted thriller Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier. The book will be published June 12, 2018. It about three high school friends, one of them dies, one investigates the death, and one goes to prison. You'll have a love-hate relationship with each of them. The book is full of suspense and will hold you captive till the last page is turned. You know that the book is always better than the movie, so read it now! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Audible Listens

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott was a dark, thought-provoking and moving story about an Irish immigrant family and a community of nuns who thanklessly care for the sick and the poor. This was McDermott's eighth novel and she received three prestigious awards for this affecting novel. Narrator Euan Morton effortlessly bought the many characters to life, with his steady and eloquent delivery making it the perfect book for Audible. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

What Am I Reading Now?

I always have several books going on at one time, typically they are each in different formats. My preferable way to read is with my Kindle, but I love listening to audio books whenever I can't sit down, like when I am working in the yard, doing chores around the house or going for a walk. And of course I have several stacks of print books sitting on my nightstand. So my reading list for June includes two brand new books that will be published later in the month. Remind Me Again What Happened by Joanna Luloff and What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin. On my nightstand is I've Been Thinking by Maria Shriver, it's a meditative read so I've been taking my time with it. I just started listening to The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz and after that I plan on listening to The Midnight Line, a Lee Child book featuring Jack Reacher. So what are you reading?


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