2017 releases · judging books by the cover

Judging Books By Their Covers: August Releases Edition

Let’s judge some books by the cover, shall we?  So last month I did a post in which I picked out some July releases based on their covers and then proceeded to choose the ones I enjoyed the premises of to share with you. And we're doing that again this month. Basically, I spend a… Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers: August Releases Edition

2017 releases · fiction

Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Truly a book that hasn't been done before.  I find that I am rarely surprised and in awe of a book. Ever since my reading tastes have expanded and since I read so much more, I am rarely taken aback with what an author can do. It's difficult to find a voice that completely stands… Continue reading Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

2017 releases · YA

#BlackLivesMatter, Family and Speaking Out: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Believe the hype.  I knew I wanted to read this ever since it first got announced. I am someone who doesn't live in America. I am from a small country in Europe, so I am "removed" from the topic of this book. However, I am a heavy Internet user, so the Black Lives Matter movement… Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter, Family and Speaking Out: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2017 releases · fantasy · YA

Adventure, Alchemy and Love: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Adventure, growing up, and even some pirates.  I knew as soon as this started getting around that I wanted to read it. It's rare for me to be so excited to read a really hyped up book, but I just had a feeling that I would love this. And I did. This book is set… Continue reading Adventure, Alchemy and Love: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

2017 releases · judging books by the cover

Judging Books By Their Covers: July Releases Edition

Let's judge some books by the cover, shall we?  I go through a lot of new releases on Netgalley, and ever since I started blogging, I've been more exposed to which new books are coming out in the near future. But, while I am on one of my endless request sprees on Netgalley, the most… Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers: July Releases Edition

2017 releases · YA

Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

A lot of conflicting feelings on this one.  I was super excited to read this. It was all over the Internet, people were going crazy about it, and I was SO ready for a diverse YA contemporary. And then I started reading and it all went downhill. And yes, I didn't miss the irony of… Continue reading Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

2017 releases · fiction

How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

A close-knit destitute Indian family suddenly comes into a lot of money. I saw this book over on Ariel Bissett's channel (I love her videos by the way, she has this awesome energy and talks about fantastic books in a fantastic way, so you should subscribe now) and it immediately peaked my interest so I instantly… Continue reading How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

2017 releases · romance

Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

About THE FOXE & THE HOUND When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much. It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious… Continue reading Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

2017 releases · fiction

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Sometimes, a book just clicks with you.  I got approved on Netgalley for this book long before it started getting so much buzz, before it's nomination for the BAILEYS Women's Prize for Fiction . However, it sat on my Kindle for a while, because I had a tone of other ARCs waiting. But I finally picked it… Continue reading Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

2017 releases · fiction

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

Let's preface this by saying that I don't really like Shakespeare.  Yes, sad to say it, but not a big fan of Shakespeare. What I mean by this is that I have never actually enjoyed any of his plays. Ever. I find the characters entirely flat and I have trouble rationalizing and justifying their actions.… Continue reading New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)