Category Archives: Jodi Picoult

5-Star Books I Read in 2022 & Books I Read That Were Published in 2022

I read four 5-star books this year. Two of them were published in 2022.

Everything I read in 2022 is listed on my Goodreads – starting from most recently read.

And here I’ve included a list of everything PUBLISHED in 2022 that I read.

(NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Goodreads links to my star-ratings and thoughts.)

5-STAR READS
5 STARS: Amy Suiter Clarke: Girl, 11: Kindle Edition & Hardcover: & Paperback: Goodreads
5 STARS: Jodi Picoult: The Color War: eBook: Goodreads
5 STARS: Amy McCulloch: Breathless: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
5 STARS: Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

2022 RELEASES
4 STARS: Eliza Jane Brazier: Good Rich People: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: P. J. Tracy: Desolation Canyon: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
5 STARS: Amy McCulloch: Breathless: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Claire Kohda: Woman, Eating: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Kate McLaughlin: Daughter: Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads
4 STARS: Alex Kava: Fallen Creed: Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads
4 STARS: Allie Reynolds: The Bay (also published as The Swell): Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads
4 STARS: Hannah Gadsby: Ten Steps to Nanette: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Fran Dorricott: The Lighthouse: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Holly Black: Book of Night: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Lisa Scottoline: What Happened to the Bennetts: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Kelley Armstrong: A Rip Through Time: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Katharine McGee: Rivals: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Andrew Neiderman: The Woman Beyond the Attic: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Kelley Armstrong: The Deepest of Secrets: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Erica Spindler: The Detective’s Daughter: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Karin Slaughter: Girl, Forgotten: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Lydia Kang: The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Darcey Bell: All I Want: Kindle Edition: Goodreads
4 STARS: Riley Sager: The House Across the Lake: Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads
2 STARS: Paul Tremblay: The Pallbearers Club: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
5 STARS: Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward): River Clyde: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Amanda Panitch: Gone Dark: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Final Gambit: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Samantha Hayes: The Ex-Husband: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
2 STARS: V. C. Andrews: Becoming My Sister: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Seanan McGuire: Where the Drowned Girls Go: Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads
3 STARS: Francesca Zappia: Katzenjammer: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
3 STARS: Natasha Preston: The Fear: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Megan Shepherd: Malice House: Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads
4 STARS: Rachel Caine & Carrie Ryan: Trapper Road: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads
4 STARS: Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan: Mad Honey: Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads

October 2022 Releases

(NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Goodreads links to my star-ratings and thoughts.)

Cassie Alexander: Moonshifted: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads

V. C. Andrews: Eden’s Children: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Kelley Armstrong: A Turn of the Tide: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Sara Creasy: Song of Scarabaeus: Kindle Edition: Goodreads

Sara Creasy: Children of Scarabaeus: Kindle Edition: Goodreads

Nicci French: The Favor: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Karen Ann Hopkins: Dark Hollow Road: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Mur Lafferty: Station Eternity: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Malinda Lo: A Line in the Dark: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Daniel O’Malley: Blitz: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Amy Christine Parker: Flight 171: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan: Mad Honey: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons: Rise Up from the Embers: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: The Headmaster: Kindle Edition

Veronica Roth: Poster Girl: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Megan Shepherd: Malice House: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): Red as Blood: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Karin Slaughter: False Witness: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback: Goodreads

Maggie Stiefvater: Greywaren: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

July 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released July 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

Stacey Abrams: While Justice Sleeps: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Cassie Alexander: Nightshifted: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads

K. L. Armstrong: The Life She Had: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Rachel Caine & Carrie Ryan: Trapper Road: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Theo Clare: The Book of Sand: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Alyssa Cole: The A.I. Who Loved Me: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Janet Edwards: Sol 2781: Kindle Edition

Tess Gerritsen: Listen to Me: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Jodi Picoult: Keeping Faith: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads

Cherie Priest: Grave Reservations: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: Misbehaving: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads

Beth Revis: Blood and Feathers: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Allie Reynolds: The Swell (also published as The Bay): Kindle Edition & Hardcover: Goodreads

Paul Tremblay: The Pallbearers Club: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Rachel Vincent: Every Single Lie: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Rachel Vincent: No One Is Alone: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

June 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released June 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

Keri Arthur: Sorrow’s Song: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Claire Askew: Cover Your Tracks: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads

Amy Ewing: Lucien’s Story: Kindle Edition

Mina Hardy: After All I’ve Done: Kindle Edition & Paperback: Goodreads

Zakiya Dalila Harris: The Other Black Girl: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Kim Harrison: Trouble with the Cursed: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Paula Hawkins: A Slow Fire Burning: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Samantha Hayes: The Ex-Husband: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Carrie Jones: The Fear That Returns: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Tara Moss: The Ghosts of Paris: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Tom Perrotta: Tracy Flick Can’t Win: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Riley Sager: The House Across the Lake: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Erica Spindler: Last Known Victim: Kindle Edition: Goodreads

Francesca Zappia: Katzenjammer: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

January 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released January 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

JANUARY 2022 RELEASES
Kelley Armstrong: Goddess of Summer Love: Kindle Edition
Darcey Bell: All I Want: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Eliza Jane Brazier: Good Rich People: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward): River Clyde: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Carrie Jones: The People Who Leave: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Carrie Jones: The Greed That Kills: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: Beyond the End of the World: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: Seven Mercies: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Katharine McGee: Majesty: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads
Mindy McGinnis: The Initial Insult: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige: The Monarchs: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Jodi Picoult: The Pact: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Goodreads
Kat Richardson: Through the Grey: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Danielle Rollins: Dark Stars: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
P. J. Tracy: Desolation Canyon: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Now Available for US Pre-Order

(NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

NOW AVAILABLE

Carrie Jones: THE PEOPLE WHO LEAVE: Kindle Edition & Paperback

PRE-ORDER

Nicci French: THE FAVOR: 18th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Karen Ann Hopkins: FREE FROM SIN: 22nd February 2022: Kindle Edition

Karen Ann Hopkins: SERENITY: 10th May 2022: Kindle Edition

Carrie Jones: THE FEAR THAT RETURNS: 1st June 2022: Kindle Edition

Mur Lafferty: STATION ETERNITY: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Marissa Meyer: CURSED: 8th November 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan: MAD HONEY: 11th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons: RISE UP FROM THE ASHES: 4th October 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Veronica Roth: POSTER GIRL: 4th October 2022: Hardcover

[REVIEW] Wish You Were Here – Jodi Picoult

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. Will warn again when they appear.

Jodi Picoult
Wish You Were Here
Ballantine Books (US: 30th November 2021); Hodder & Stoughton (UK: 25th November 2021); Random House Canada (CA: 30th November 2021); Allen & Unwin (AU: 25th November 2021)
US Kindle Edition US Hardcover UK Kindle Edition CA Kindle Edition Worldwide Hardcover Worldwide Paperback

There’s an early sign that this is not up to the author’s usual high quality writing: A character of Japanese ethnicity was married to an English musician who was shot dead. Too obviously inspired by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. This is lazy writing, and even secondary characters don’t deserve that. I like Kitomi, but still… I expect more from Jodi Picoult.

It’s not a spoiler to say that this novel was inspired by, written, and published during the Covid-19 pandemic. The real life event plays a pretty major part of the story, and is mentioned in all the summaries and promo material: an American tourist is stranded in the Galápagos Islands during the pandemic.

SPOILER NOW!

Continue reading

November 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released November 2021. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

NOVEMBER 2021 RELEASES
V. C. Andrews: Out of the Rain: Buy
Kelley Armstrong: Snowstorms & Sleigh Bells: Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: The Offering: Buy
Imogen Howson: A Girl of Dust & Death (previously published as Blood of the Volcano): Buy
Carrie Jones: Almost Dead: Buy
Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen: Patient Zero: Buy
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Aurora’s End: Buy
L. A. Larkin: The Safe Place: Buy
Marissa Meyer: Gilded: Buy
Diana Peterfreund: In the Ballroom with the Candlestick: Buy
Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here: Buy
Maria V. Snyder: The King of Koraha: Buy

Now Available for US Pre-Order

(NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

NOW AVAILABLE
Naomi Clark: Hand of Fate: Kindle Edition

PRE-ORDER
Kelley Armstrong: The Deepest of Secrets: 15th February 2022: Hardcover
Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: 11th January 2022: Hardcover
Jennifer Iacopelli: Finding Her Edge: 8th February 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Carrie Jones: The People Who Kill: 1st June 2021: Kindle Edition
Carrie Jones: The Things We Seek: 1st October 2021: Kindle Edition
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: Beyond the End of the World: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: Seven Mercies: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Kate McLaughlin: Daughter: 8th March 2022: Kindle Edition
Tara Moss: The War Widow: 2nd November 2021: Paperback
Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here: 30th November 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Danielle Rollins: Dark Stars: 25th January 2022: Paperback
Madeleine Roux: The Book of Living Secrets: 1st March 2022: Hardcover
Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): Cold as Hell: 28th August 2021: Kindle Edition
P. J. Tracy: Desolation Canyon: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition

[REWIND] September 2020 Releases

If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

SEPTEMBER 2020 RELEASES

Kelley Armstrong: Dreaming Darkness: Volume One: Buy
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Inheritance Games: Buy
Laura Bickle: Morrigan’s Blood: Buy
Allie Brosh: Solutions and Other Problems: Buy
Kylie Chan: Scales of Empire: Buy
Emma Cline: Daddy: Buy: Goodreads
Alyssa Cole: When No One is Watching: Buy
Megan Hart: The Mess You Choose (also published as Tempted): Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: Bloody Ties: Buy
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: The Other Side of the Sky: Buy
Marie Lu: Skyhunter: Buy
Katharine McGee: Majesty: Buy: Goodreads
Jodi Picoult: The Book of Two Ways: Buy
Jordan Summers: Raphael and Kane: Buy
Wendy Walker: Don’t Look for Me: Buy: Goodreads