Review: Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski

Review: Antoni: Let's Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski

Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski is a gorgeous cookbook that will satisfy fans of the Queer Eye star and those looking for meal inspiration. While the book is marketed as a weeknight dinner collection of recipes, many of these are a bit more involved and require specialty ingredients. If you enjoy a beautiful recipe book with some interesting takes on old classics, this is a book to check out. Continue reading

Where There’s A Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt

Where There's A Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt

Where There’s A Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt is a story about a cooking competition that definitely brings the heat. I enjoyed the tension that follows as the main character must choose between following the storyline the producers have written for her or staying true to herself and risking elimination. The main character is also passionate about cooking, and each of the challenges in the competition are vividly described. This is a great read for those looking for something fast-paced read with plenty of drama. Continue reading

Review: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

Review: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer is the Hanukkah rom-com I have been waiting for. Following a secret Christmas romance novelist who ends up volunteering at an extravagant Hanukkah party with her childhood enemy, this one contains drama and a good helping of holiday magic. I loved the descriptions of the event planning, and the main character is realistic. It is a shame to say that I have never read anything like this, but I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a touching yet uplifting holiday read. Continue reading

Battle of the Bands by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith

Battle of the Bands by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith

Battle of the Bands edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith is an upbeat anthology of interconnected stories about a battle of the bands competition. I loved the wide range of perspectives, featuring characters with differing relationships to the event, and each of the works within it are strong. The audiobook version is equally engaging, and the full cast makes the world of the contest feel like a real community. This is a great read for those looking for something quick that will leave them with a smile on their face. Continue reading

Review: All These Bodies by Kendare Blake

Review: All These Bodies by Kendare Blake

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake is a compelling thriller that lingered with me long after I turned the last page. The story depicts a series of murders, with each of the bodies drained of blood, and the main characters are expertly written. I don’t normally gravitate to books about vampires, but I found that the paranormal aspects of this one have a unique angle, and I enjoyed the way the author leaves it to the reader to decide what they believe. A suspenseful and thought-provoking mystery, this is a great read for fans of true crime. Continue reading