Firekeeper’s Daughter By Angeline Boulley A 5⭐️ Book Review Firekeeper’s Daughter has been on my TBR list since my Book of the Month order this summer. I can’t believe I waited this long to read it! This book wasn’t what I expected, but I’d heard great reviews. Because of the cover, I thought it would … Continue reading “Five Stars for Firekeeper’s Daughter”
Ace of Spades By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé A 5⭐️ Book Review Sometimes a book sits on my TBR for a long time because I know my expectations are so high that I don’t want to ruin them by reading it. Anyone else? Luckily, Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé exceeded my expectations and more. This book … Continue reading “A Winning Hand Against the Ace of Spades”
The People We Keep by Allison Larkin A 5⭐️ Book Review So many people recommended The People We Keep by Allison Larkin, and I’m mad that I took so long to pick it up. This book is so good! Teenage April is lost, physically and emotionally abandoned by her parents, adrift in her relationships with … Continue reading “Found Family in The People We Keep”
The Husbands by Chandler Baker A 5⭐️ Book Review I love a good neighborhood storyline. In a perfectly luxurious enclave of suburban households, there’s always something amiss. Add a few devious housewives, and I’m hooked. That’s probably why I flew through The Husbands by Chandler Baker. This is my second book by Ms. Baker, as … Continue reading “Another Five-Star Read from Chandler Baker”
Illicit Intent By Debbie Baldwin A 5-Star Book Review I love stories and movies in which seemingly unconnected storylines and characters come together over the course of the main plot. It’s so satisfying when the connections become apparent. That’s why I enjoyed Illicit Intent by Debbie Baldwin so much, in addition to the amazing chemistry … Continue reading “Good Reading with Illicit Intent”
That Summer By Jennifer Weiner A 3-⭐️ Review I’ve tried to write this post without spoilers, but there is a significant plot point that I must include. I feel like I missed the content warnings that should go alongside That Summer by Jennifer Weiner. This book was a real struggle to read because of its … Continue reading “That Disappointing Summer”
Shadow and Bone By Leigh Bardugo A 4-⭐️ Book Review I fully recognize that this is probably an unpopular opinion, but here it is: I liked Shadow and Bone, but I didn’t love it. Let me say this, I know that the Grishaverse fandom is strong, and I get it. I understand how people could … Continue reading “A Darker Shadow and Bone”
Love, Comment, Subscribe By Cathy Yardley A 5-⭐️ Book Review What happens when an up-and-coming beauty influencer and a nerdy gamer reconnect from high school to bring fresh content for their YouTube channels? Sparks fly and subscribers love it, that’s what! Lily Wang – aka EverLily – is hyper-driven and focused on hitting the 6 … Continue reading “Love, Comment, Subscribe – A RomCom for 2021”
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir A 5⭐️ Book Review A Torch Against the Night continues the story of Laia and Elias, two strong-willed protagonists who are bound together by a sense of right and duty. In this follow-up, author Sabaa Tahir continues to weave her tale of An Ember in the Ashes, … Continue reading “Discovering a Torch in the Night”
The Guncle by Steven Rowley A 5⭐️ Book Review The Guncle was a mainstay on Bookstagram this summer, and there’s a good reason for that. This book by Steven Rowley is just delightful, a real five-star read. Or, in Patrick’s case, maybe five martinis? Patrick O’Hara walked away from Hollywood after his hit TV show … Continue reading “Loving GUP: A Beautiful Book”
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