And thus concludes my spring (March, April, and May)

Hi bookish friends, I am playing catch-up big time on my monthly updates and so now you get a 3-for-1 deal. March, April, and May were pretty productive in terms of reviewing ARCs (6) and getting to read from my own shelf (9). I listened to 6 memoirs and read 11 suspense-horror-thriller novels, 12 books… Continue reading And thus concludes my spring (March, April, and May)

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

Dewey’s readathon stats and whatnot

books finished: 2 books perused: 2 total pages read: 1012 hours read: 22hr on and off, includes breaks and social media time hours slept: 2 Hi lovelies, I am finally catching up on some of my blogging. I've been a bit sluggish ever since the readathon weekend. I read most of that Saturday (hello, two… Continue reading Dewey’s readathon stats and whatnot

Dewey’s readathon – oh yay baby!

Hi lovelies, YES, YES, YES, it is Dewey's readathon time! This Saturday, April 25th, 8 am EST, I will embark once again into the world of little sleep, lots of coffee, many million literary words, fantasy and magical plots, social media frenzies, and virtual friendships. And guys, I AM HERE FOR IT. I love our… Continue reading Dewey’s readathon – oh yay baby!

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

And thus concludes my February

Hi bookish friends, I am getting into the grove of mindful reading and I am super happy with this. I read several poetry anthologies, stepped outside my comfort zone with some non-fiction, and generally just chose books that totally spoke to me at that moment (which made me completely abandon my to-read list for this… Continue reading And thus concludes my February