#BookReview: The Shadows by Alex North

The Shadows by Alex North Genre: Horror SuspensePublisher:  Celadon BooksBook Release Date: July 7, 2020 Publisher’s Description: “This is absorbing, headlong reading, a play on classic horror with an inventiveness of its own… As with all the best illusions, you are left feeling not tricked, but full of wonder.”– The New York TimesThe haunting new thriller from Alex North,… Read More

#BookReview: 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Genre: Women’s FictionPublisher:  Little, Brown and CompanyBook Release Date: June 16, 2020My Review: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Description: A “captivating and bittersweet” novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of ’69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades — but this could be the summer that changes everything (People). When Mallory Blessing’s son, Link,… Read More

Mini #Contemporaryathon Wrap-Up

This past weekend I jumped on the bandwagon last-minute and read to my little heart’s content for the better part of 4 days. It was awesome. The Mini Contemporaryathon was hosted by 3 booktubers: Chelsea from Chelsea Dolling Reads Natasha from My Reading is Odd Julie from Pages and Pens The Challenges: read a book… Read More

#BookReview: Oona Out of Order

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore Genre: Women’s FictionPublisher:  Flatiron Books (Macmillan)Book Release Date: February 25, 2020My Review: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Description A remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of order. It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life… Read More

#BookReview: The Girl With the Louding Voice

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré Genre: Women’s FictionPublisher:  Dutton (Penguin Group)Book Release Date: February 4, 2020My Review: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Decription: My Review: What an amazing, heartbreaking, and inspirational read! The voice of this narrative was so vivid. It’s written in a way that you can actually hear the African accent in your mind, which makes… Read More

#BookReview: The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar Genre: Historical FictionPublisher:  MIRABook Release Date: July 2, 2019My Review: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Description: Shining a light on a little-known piece of history The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar. 1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father… Read More

#BookReview: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Genre: Women’s FictionPublisher:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin Group)Book Release Date: December 31, 2019My Review: ★★★★ Publisher’s Description: A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising… Read More

August 2019 Mid-Month Check-In (With #BookReviews)

I’ve been on fire this month! Thankfully not literally, but I’m almost finished with the TBR I set for August and I’ve even finished a couple books that weren’t originally on my TBR. Here’s a few of the most notable so far. How to Walk Away by Katherine Center Once I picked this up, I… Read More

#BookReview: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Genre: Historical FictionPublisher:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin Group)Book Release Date: August 14, 2018My Review: ★★★★★ I couldn’t put this down. Amazing story, characters, setting. What a tragic and lonely life this child/girl/woman had. And my goodness, what a brilliant mind she had despite going to school one measly day of her life!… Read More

#BookReview: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert Genre: Women’s FictionPublisher:  Riverhead BooksBook Release Date: June 4, 2019My Review: ★★★★ First, let me save that I wavered between a 3-star and 4-star rating on this. On one hand, this story was slightly reminiscent of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” in the way that it was written autobiographical… Read More