Book Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd People Like Her is promoted as “a razor-sharp, wickedly smart suspense debut,” and I wholeheartedly agree with that assessment. This book is a cautionary tale about social media, motherhood, and appearances not being what they seem. Told from three points of view, the story is fast-paced and … Continue reading “The Social Media Scaries: People Like Her”
Book Review (No Spoilers) A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas I know, I know. A Court of Silver Flames has probably been all over social media since its release in February. But there’s a reason for that. This book is freaking good, y’all. Like any Sarah J Maas fan, I could not … Continue reading “A Court of Silver Flames”
The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa R Sloan An aspiring solo artist A girl group that needs a fourth Teenage girls with too much money, fame, and freedom What could possibly go wrong? We find out in The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes. I’ve wanted to read this book since it’s 2020 release, and while … Continue reading “Pop Stars and Broken Dreams”
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah I start any book by Kristin Hannah with the expectation that she’s going to devastate my emotions with her characters and plot lines. And, with that in mind, The Four Winds did not disappoint! I could feel the despair and heartache that these characters experienced in the Dust Bowl … Continue reading “You Should Read The Four Winds”
Book Review: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas A 5⭐️ Read Angie Thomas does it again. She’s ripped my heart out and then patched it back together with her beautiful prose, vivid imagery, and glorious characters. I truly hope Ms. Thomas continues to tell stories about Garden Heights because each novel gets better and better. Concrete … Continue reading “A Gorgeous Concrete Rose”
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros The House on Mango Street is one of those books I should have read a long time ago. Now that I’ve read it, I’m a bit salty that it was never assigned in school. This book, with less than 150 pages, is a bit like reading magic. … Continue reading “Reviewing Mango Street”
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas I loved this book! I knew that Ms. Thomas is an amazing author when I finished The Hate You Give, but On the Come Up brings her talent and insight to another level. As the narrator, Bri gives us a look at how a strong young woman internalizes … Continue reading “On the Come Up: A Book Review”
Book Review: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum There are some books that manage to rip your heart out, filling you with grief for the characters, and then they give you hope for the future at their conclusion. A Woman is No Man is one of these books. Told from the viewpoint of … Continue reading “A Woman is No Man”
Book Review: “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck I should have known better. I’ve heard enough pop culture references to “Of Mice and Men” that I am familiar with the story. But dang it, the ending just wrecked me. In fact, the entire book stomped on my emotions. Lennie just wants to love and … Continue reading “Of Mice and Men”
Book Review: “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin I really enjoyed Baldwin’s essays in “The Fire Next Time.” The powerful subject matter of racial discrimination made me hurt and think, two actions that only a truly amazing writer can impart on a reader. I must admit I knew very little about Baldwin before I … Continue reading “The Fire Next Time”
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