And thus concludes my July

Hi bookish friends, I had a fun bookish July. I read some really fantastic novels and purchased way too many new ones! I've also hit the 200 followers mark on my blog, had a Top Ten Tuesday post that garnered so much discussion and feedback that I am stoked to participate in TTTs again more… Continue reading And thus concludes my July

Top Ten Tuesday – my favorite seasonal book-movie-sustenance-pairings

It’s TTT time! As usual, if you’re curious about this, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info). Today is a freebie (meaning we can pick our own topic) and I though it would be fun to talk about seasonal reads and their food/drink pairings as well as their… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – my favorite seasonal book-movie-sustenance-pairings

ARC Review – What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Chick Lit | 320 pages | 07.14.2020 | St. Martin's Press 2 STARS This is my third Katherine Center book. I discovered her when I was asked to review an ARC of Things You Save in a Fire. I fell in love with her take on romance novels and chick lit then which showed much… Continue reading ARC Review – What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 favorite reads, mid-year recap

It's TTT time and I haven't participated in this blog tag in ages!!!!!  As usual, if you’re curious about this, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info). Today's prompt is actually about books that make me smile but I got super inspired by Keri's post over on Are… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – 10 favorite reads, mid-year recap

ARC Review – A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson

Chick Lit | 381 pages | 05.26.2020 | Lake Union Publishing 3 STARS This is the story of what happens after the happily-ever-after. In Matchmaking for Beginners, Marnie inherits her matchmaking abilities from Blix and finds love herself with Patrick. So what happens next? Life that is, and the little things and stresses that go… Continue reading ARC Review – A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson

ARC Review – The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington

Middle Grade, Magical Realism | 336 pages | 05.19.2020 | Crown Books 4 STARS We meet 12 year-old Lex living at the zoo with her foster father Roger who found her in the elephant enclosure as a young child after a big tornado. Lex doesn't remember anything from before that tragic event. She is finally… Continue reading ARC Review – The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington

ARC Review – Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

Romance, Chick Lit | 400 pages | 04.21.2020 | Avon 2 STARS The second book in the Modern Love series, Girl Gone Viral, is an adorable, slow-burner romance with sweet protagonists and a whole list of interesting, funny, and relatable sidekicks. Katrina and Jas, our budding lovers, have extensive background stories that really help the… Continue reading ARC Review – Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

ARC Review – Squall by Chad Norman

Poetry | 108 pages | 03.24.2020 | Guernica Editions Inc 2 STARS Honestly, this collection wasn't very memorable. As I'm trying to write this review a few weeks after finishing the book, I'm having a hard time recollecting any specific poems ... . Ok, after skimming through my copy, I do have a few thoughts!… Continue reading ARC Review – Squall by Chad Norman

ARC Review – The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Romance, Chick Lit | 318 pages | 03.24.2020 | Gallery Books 3 STARS (Fri)Enemies to lovers and opposites attract meet forbidden love at the workplace. The Honey-Don't List is a cutesie romcom with likable protagonists and super annoying bosses. The writing is witty and light but provides plenty of deeper moments. The characters are well… Continue reading ARC Review – The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

ARC Review – A Strangely Wrapped Gift by Emily Byrnes

Poetry, YA | 192 pages | 03.10.2020 | Central Avenue Publishing 2 STARS I decided to review this ARC since it promised to reflect on mental illness and I strongly believe that poetry is a fantastic medium to do this. The author's foreword was beautiful and I felt extremely connected to her. I liked the… Continue reading ARC Review – A Strangely Wrapped Gift by Emily Byrnes