My 2 Cents on the Top Ten Books of 2021

What’s new, everyone? As of this writing, 2021 is just one day away from its official conclusion! Plenty of notable events have unfolded over the past year: the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Bennifer getting back together, the premiere of the Disney+ MCU shows, Paul Rudd being named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, the numerous COVID variants that … Continue reading My 2 Cents on the Top Ten Books of 2021

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Tune in for Arthur’s thoughts on The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo🌠, the 2017 fiction novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Daisy Jones & the Six) that follows 79-year-old Hollywood superstar Evelyn Hugo as she bares to amateur magazine reporter Monique Grant the joys, the agonies, and all the shades of gray in between that constitute … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

2 Cents Critic Podcast – It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Tune in for Arthur’s opinions on It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover, author of numerous books like November 9, Ugly Love, and Verity. Following 23-year-old protagonist Lily Bloom as she falls in love with neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, Hoover’s 2016 New Adult contemporary romance is an empathetic and heart-wrenching navigation of the cycle of domestic … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Push by Ashley Audrain

Tune in for Arthur’s breakdown of The Push by debut author Ashley Audrain. Having been advertised as a psychological thriller, this much-hyped novel about chillingly dysfunctional mother-daughter dyads is actually much more of a psychological drama. But don’t think that diminishes any of the slow-burn shudders and anguish that you’re sure to experience over the … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Push by Ashley Audrain

My 2 Cents on a Trio of Queer Contemporary Romance Novels

What’s new, everyone? Contemporary romances are slowly but surely becoming increasingly inclusive, particularly in regard to the rainbow 🏳️‍🌈. Of course, we still have major steps to take, like creating a rom-com that stars a trans lead. Nonetheless, I’m glad to keep reading more and more queer romances that are as enjoyable as their cishet counterparts. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on a Trio of Queer Contemporary Romance Novels

My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

What’s new, everyone? TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries, The House in the Cerulean Sea) has just published his newest book, Under the Whispering Door. It tells the story of Wallace Price, an incredibly callous and self-absorbed lawyer who makes no effort to gain sympathy from the reader as he pitilessly lays off a paralegal in the opening chapter. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

My 2 Cents on The Top Ten Books of 2020

What’s new, readers? Hooboy, are you as relieved as I am that 2020—the year of COVID-19, bloodred skies, murder hornets, the wrongful deaths of numerous Black Americans at the hands of police, the passing away of Chadwick Boseman and Alex Trebek, the lunacy of Donald Trump and his sycophants, the blazing wreckage that is the Artemis … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Top Ten Books of 2020

My 2 Cents on Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket

What’s new, readers? Before I get into the review, I want to take this moment to honor the phenomenal bravery and strength of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last Friday after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Needless to say, I’m devastated that we’ve lost the magnificent actor who embodied King T’Challa. On top … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket