2018 releases · fiction

A Deep Dive into a Relationship and a Whole Lot of Anxiety: Normal People by Sally Rooney

It's very hard to miss this novel in the book community - not only has it won ALL the awards, it is also very well-loved among the people who read and love Literary Fiction. The novel is definitely huge, and it has traversed into the lives of other readers who don't read a lot of… Continue reading A Deep Dive into a Relationship and a Whole Lot of Anxiety: Normal People by Sally Rooney

2018 releases · fiction

The Troubles and the Troubles of Being a Young Woman: Milkman by Anna Burns

Back in 2015, I became obsessed with literary prizes, especially the Man Booker Prize. Now, 2015 was the only year I ACTUALLY read the books on the list, but despite that I have been following the prize ever since then and checking in to see the books listed and the books that won. Milkman is… Continue reading The Troubles and the Troubles of Being a Young Woman: Milkman by Anna Burns

2018 releases · Misc

Bloggers’ Choice: Best Books of 2018 – CAST YOUR VOTE

Hi everyone! A super quick and short post today! I have been entertaining the idea of doing a blogging version of the Goodreads Choice Awards and here it is! I have made a Google Form in which all of us can cast our votes! There are categories for Adult, YA, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade and… Continue reading Bloggers’ Choice: Best Books of 2018 – CAST YOUR VOTE

2018 releases · YA

Destiny, New York and even some Hamilton: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

“I don’t know if we’re in a love story or a story about love.”  I remember when this book was announced how excited I got. I am a huge fan of Becky Albertalli's (I was blown away by Simon vs.) and I've always wanted to read an Adam Silvera book. SO when they announced a… Continue reading Destiny, New York and even some Hamilton: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

2018 releases · YA

Spaceships, War and Reaching for the Stars: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

"Claim the stars, Spensa." As you may or may not know - Brandon Sanderson is my favorite writer ever. I am constantly amazed by the worlds he creates and moreover, the way he makes his stories intricate and compelling. I have talked on and on about how much I love his books (especially Mistborn) and… Continue reading Spaceships, War and Reaching for the Stars: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

2018 releases · YA

A Witch, a Saint and an Angry Boy: Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

"She will make a charm of these kisses: life, death, and a blessing in between." I was browsing Edelweiss a while ago, and I saw this book pop up - I thought it sounded interesting but nothing much else. And then I saw that Melanie from Mel to the Any absolutely adored this one, and… Continue reading A Witch, a Saint and an Angry Boy: Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

2018 releases · thrillers · YA

Missing Girls, Podcasts and Darkness: Sadie by Courtney Summers

"And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl." It's been a while since I was as mesmerized with a book as I was with Sadie. At one point in time, everyone had this on their TBR or they were reading it and everyone was talking about it. So I immediately wanted… Continue reading Missing Girls, Podcasts and Darkness: Sadie by Courtney Summers

2018 releases · romance · The Minis

The Minis: Double Trouble – The Proposal and The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

“Alexa looked down into her coffee again, gazing into the dark brown liquid like it was Dumbledore’s Pensieve”  I mean, any author who makes a Harry Potter reference is an instant winner in my book. You might have heard of Jasmine Guillory - her book The Wedding Date made quite a splash in the romance… Continue reading The Minis: Double Trouble – The Proposal and The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

2018 releases · fantasy · YA

Deceit, Faeries and Wickedness: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

"It's like fighting, except what we're fighting for is to crawl inside each other's skin." For the longest time, I avoided Holly Black's book. I don't have any reason for that. None at all. But I had a strong feeling that I would dislike her books and I kept ignoring all the praise they were… Continue reading Deceit, Faeries and Wickedness: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

2018 releases · YA

Sisters, Grief and the Music: Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

"And just like that, I build a mental wall, one hundred bricks at a time, like I am creating armor out of my own frustration." When Starfish first came out, I immediately fell in love with the cover (I am a huge jellyfish fan). And people were loving it, so it naturally went straight to… Continue reading Sisters, Grief and the Music: Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

2018 releases · YA

Maps, Female Friendships and a Slow Start: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

"Your beauty is not a tax you are required to pay in order to take up space in this world" You might remember how much I loved The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue last year. It was on my list of top 10 reads and I was completely in love with the story. I… Continue reading Maps, Female Friendships and a Slow Start: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

2018 releases · romance

Winston Brothers by Penny Reid: A Comprehensive Series Review

“I’d once overheard my daddy tell my momma that the six Winston boys had inherited their father’s ability to charm snakes, the IRS, and women.”  I don't usually review Romance books on this blog, unless they completely charm me. And the Winston Brothers really charmed me. So I thought I'd give you a book by… Continue reading Winston Brothers by Penny Reid: A Comprehensive Series Review