© Kourtney Dyson and Kourtney's Bookshelf 2017

August 2, 2018

‘That was her job, after all: righter of wrongs, fixer of all things broken. It was what mothers did.’ - Liz, Little Broken Things

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart is in the top spot for my favorite Women’s Fiction novel of 2017.  This is a story of complex family d...

May 9, 2018

Bad wins; good tries hard but ultimately loses.' -Before the Rain Falls 

Y'all, Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio is everything I want in Historical Fiction. I could not love this story more if I tried.  Camille Di Maio's writing style is superb in this one.  Thi...

February 8, 2018

"She loved Havana, even after it broke her heart." - Next Year in Havana 

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a love story about Cuba.  Cleeton writes about Cuba in dual timelines, one is a love letter to a Cuba that is long gone and one is a love letter to what Cu...

December 14, 2017

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell is dark, obsessive fiction.  What I most enjoyed about this book was the realistic current that flowed throughout.  The story unveiled by our main characters, Bo Luxton and Alice Dark, was entirely believable.  I think that might be the eleme...

December 6, 2017

“We’re all such good people.  Until we’re not.  Until something pushes us over the edge.” - Unreliable Narrator, Lie To Me

Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison is a fast-paced page turner that will keep your head spinning until the end.  I was absolutely hooked on this book f...

December 6, 2017

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown is a tension filled mystery that will keep you guessing through to the very end.  This is a well-paced, slow burn type of read.  As you read about the disappearance and life of Billie Flanagan you slowly gather the pieces of who Bill...

October 18, 2017

I am sending out a HUGE thank you to Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, for sending me this free copy in exchange for an honest review - all opinions are my own. Seriously, THANK YOU, I loved this book!   

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Cai...

June 5, 2017

“Have you ever heard someone say that books are places we visit and that when we run into people who have read the books we have read, it’s the same as if we had traveled to the same location?”

The Map That Leads to You by J. P. Monninger is a book that will transport y...

May 31, 2017

in•sane | adjective | in a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction; outrageous 

Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki was a whole lot of crazy.  This book was equal parts not for me, and intriguing. 

What I loved about this book was the...

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