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: 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

#BookReview: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Contemporary FictionPublisher: Ballantine Books Book Release Date: March 5, 2019My Review: ★★★★★ Full cast audio made this a highly interesting and immersive audio read. Well done. There’s a lot to say for this book. It was a lot like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in the… Read More

#BookReview: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Genre: General FictionPublisher: Hachette Book Group Book Release Date: April 8, 2014My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This might be one of the most entertaining, enthralling, intellectually stimulating fiction books I’ve ever read. This story follows Dr. Harry August, born January 1, 1919, as he recounts his life he… Read More

#BookReview: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Women’s Fiction (Contemporary)Publisher: Washington Square Press/Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.Book Release Date: June 13, 2017 My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved this book! This was a well-written and highly entertaining story. A sort of fictional celebrity tell-all full of scandal, secret trysts, and taboo love… Read More