Leon Berger’s “Lunch with Charlotte”

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated 18+ for one sex scene, Nazi violence/racism, some sensualism, little language Author: Leon Berger Title: Lunch with Charlotte Facts: 2012 by Grey Gecko Press (Indie Publishing), Non-Fiction, Biography, World War1 & 2 era, Jewish, Holocaust, Nazi Interesting Tidbits: A portion of the book’s proceeds were donated to the Holocaust Museum Star Rating out…

Lorenzo Carcaterra’s “Sleepers”

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated 18+, the youth abuse that happens in the juvenile delinquent program is very difficult, plus the subsequent murder is also harsh. Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Title: Sleepers Facts: Published 1996, Pocket, Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Abuse/Molestation, Court/Criminal Interesting Tidbits: A lot of controversy over the truthfulness of this book has been raised since its release.  Also,…

Christopher Fowler’s “Bryant & May: Strange Tide”

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated PG-16 for grisly crime scenes and adult content Author: Christopher Fowler Title: Bryant and May: Strange Tide (Book #14 in the Bryant and May series) Facts: Published 2016, Doubleday, Fiction, Crime, Police/Detective, British Out of 5 star rating? 5…not that the book in itself was perfect, I just loved the characters and really…

Emma Donoghue’s “The Wonder”

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated 18+, though no language or overt sexuality occurs, the content is heavy and definitely for adults. Author: Emma Donoghue Title: The Wonder Facts: Published 2016, Little, Brown and Company, Fiction, Historical fiction, Religion-heavy, Spirituality, Irish, England Out of 5 stars? This is hard…3.7?  Written so well but such an odd story. Would I…

Kris D’Agostino’s “The Antiques”

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated R for excessive language and very explicit sexual language and imagery. Author: Kris D’Agostino Title: The Antiques Facts: Published 2017, Scribner, Fiction, Family-Drama, Dysfunctional Family Star Rating out of 5: 3 Would I Read it Again? No   Another dysfunctional family book.  It seems that this is a very prevalent topic lately.  I…

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s “The Nest”

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated R…lots of cussing and sexual moments, including quite a bit of homosexual sex/sexuality for those who are uncomfortable with that. Author: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Title: The Nest Facts: Published 2016, Ecco Press, Fiction, Dysfunctional Family Interesting tidbits: Came out right away as #3 and then right away to #2 on the bestseller’s list….

M.C. Beaton’s “Pushing Up Daisies” (Agatha Raisin Mystery #27)

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated R, language, sexual encounters, crime activity, general adult topics Author: M.C. Beaton Title: Pushing Up Daisies (An Agatha Raisin Mystery, #27) Facts: Published 2016, Constable, Fiction, Mystery, Crime, British Star Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Would I Read it Again?  Mmm, not sure.  Maybe more in the series if I had nothing else…

Erin Duffy’s “Lost Along the Way”

LiteraryPlum’s Rating: Rated R for lot of language, sexual references, drinking, pill-popping, adult situations. Author: Erin Duffy Title: Lost Along the Way Facts: Published 2016, William Morrow, Fiction, Chick-Lit, Best Friends, Girl Trip Star Rating: 2 out of 5 Would I Read it Again? Nope.   Jane, Cara, and Meg have been besties since oh my…