Gayle and Nicole Try Their Hand At Examining The Emerging Trends of 2019

Catching up with each other. Gayle decides she is going to read books only from authors she trusts. We catch up on all the books we’ve been reading. Gayle is slowly drying in to the land of light contemporary women’s fiction and romance novels. Nicole is interested in what Gayle thinks about Golden State by Ben Winters.

What We’re Reading

The Dreamers by Karen Walker Thompson
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom On Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Laura Love Hardin
The Hating Game by sally Thorne
Our Souls At Night by Ken Haruf
There There by Tommy Orange
The Suspect by Fiona Barton
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen
Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi
As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney

Gayle’s Hosting At Kramer Books

Author Q&A at Kramer Books – Washington , DC – March 14th, 2019
The Wartime Sisters by Linda Coleman Loigan
Woman 99 by Greer MacAllister

Challenge Updates

Gayle and Nicole are reunited and eager to catch up with each other and all of you. They fill you inn on what they’ve been reading and also share some books that suggest emerging trends for 2019. Nicole notes that Gayle is trending toward light hearted contemporary fiction and romance novels. Things that make you go…hmmm.


Gayle’s Everyday I Write The Book Blog Reading Challenge:
Self-Help: Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall: Hungover: The Morning After & One Man’s Quest For The Cure
Campus Novel: Karen Thompson Walker: The Dreamers
Debut Novel: Tommy Orange: There There, Sally Thorne: The Hating Game
Memoir: Beck Dorey-Stein: From The Corner of the Oval

Nicole’s PopSugar Reading Challenge Completions
A Choose Your Own Adventure: Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris: My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel
Book With A Two World Title: The Suspect 
A Book Published in 2019: Joann Chaney: As Long A We Both Shall Live
Book Takes Place in One Day: On Chesil Beach
A Book With An Extinct or Imaginary Creature: Children of Blood and Bone


Stephanie Land: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, And A Mother’s Will To Survive
Ben Winters: Underground AirlinesGolden State
Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s TaleThe Testaments – Cover Reveal (Handmaid’s Sequel)
Tim Johnston: The Current 
Mike Chen: Here and Now and Then
J. Ryan Stradahl: The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Polly Rosenwaike: Look How Happy I’m Making You 
Katherine Smith: All The Lives We’ve Never Lived
Bridget M. Davis: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers
Andrew Ridiker: The Altruists 
Susan Choi: Trust ExerciseMy Education 
Renee Knight: The DisclaimerThe Secretary

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