Food and Book Pairing: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

The Book Title: One Last Stop Author: Casey McQuiston Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Release Date: 6/1/21 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Content Warnings: racism, homophobia, absent parents Rating: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart … More Food and Book Pairing: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Food and Book Pairing: From Little Tokyo with Love by Sarah Kuhn

The Book Title: From Little Tokyo with Love Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Release Date: 5/11/21 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Content Warnings: racism, homophobia, absent parents, panic attacks/anxiety Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: If Rika’s life seems like the beginning of a familiar fairy tale–being an orphan with two bossy cousins and working away in … More Food and Book Pairing: From Little Tokyo with Love by Sarah Kuhn

ARC Review: The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu

Title: The Donut Trap Author: Julie Tieu Publisher: Avon Release Date: 11/2/21 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Adult Rating: ★★★★ They say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I was intrigued immediately byThe Donut Trap when I saw its adorable cover that features two people sitting on a pink sprinkled donut. My absolute favorite genre of novel is … More ARC Review: The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu

ARC Review: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

Title: If the Shoe Fits Author: Julie Murphy Publisher: Hyperion Avenue Release Date: 8/3/21 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Adult Rating: ★★★★ I am a massive fan of a Cinderella story. I love the 1950 Disney film and grew up watching Ever After all of the time. When I saw Disney started a series of adult books of modern adaptations of … More ARC Review: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

Food and Book Pairing: You’ll Miss When When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Book Title: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: 1/2/18 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Content Warnings: Illness of a parent and of the narrator, self-harm, discussion of suicide Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. … More Food and Book Pairing: You’ll Miss When When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

ARC Review: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Title: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: 6/8/21 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Content Warnings: depression, anxiety, OCD, mentions of anti-semitism and racism Rating: ★★★★★ I recently fell in love with Rachel Lynn Solomon’s The Ex Talk, and I was thrilled that I got the … More ARC Review: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Food and Book Pairing: A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

The Book: Title: A Taste for Love Author: Jennifer Yen Publisher:  Razorbill Release Date: 2/2/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Young Adult Trigger Warnings: Driving under the influence, unwanted sexual advances, brief mention of eating disorder Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is nearly perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies … More Food and Book Pairing: A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

Food and Book Pairing: The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

The Book: Title: The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre Author: Robin Talley Publisher:  Berkley Release Date: 12/1/20 Genre: Romance, Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Trigger Warnings: Mentions of fire, mentions of small injuries, mentions of blood, mentions of homophobia, injury (broken leg), “slut-shaming” Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Melody McIntyre, stage manager extraordinaire, has a plan for everything. What she doesn’t … More Food and Book Pairing: The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

Food and Book Pairing: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Book: Title: The Ex Talk Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Publisher:  Berkley Release Date: 1/26/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Adult Trigger Warnings: Death of a parent, cancer Rating: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately it’s been a constant … More Food and Book Pairing: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Food and Book Pairing: Something Wonderful by Todd Purdum

The Book: Title: Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution Author: Todd S. Purdum Publisher:  Henry Holt and Co. Release Date: 4/3/18 Genre: Biography/Non-fiction Age Range: Adult Trigger Warnings: Alcoholism, sexual misconduct, depression, cancer Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, … More Food and Book Pairing: Something Wonderful by Todd Purdum