2020 releases · romance

More Than Meets the Eye: Beach Read by Emily Henry

“Happy. Not giddy or overjoyed, but that low, steady level of happiness that, in the best periods of life, rides underneath everything else, a buffer between you and the world you are walking over.” Beach Read was one of the most popular releases of this year, everyone was talking about it, and it naturally caught… Continue reading More Than Meets the Eye: Beach Read by Emily Henry

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2020 releases · fiction

Everyone is Annoying: All Adults Here by Emma Straub

I have to say that stories like All Adults Here always draw me in, despite all of them sounding really similar. Give me a family struggling with life and (mostly) with each other and I will eat it up. Suburban and small-town drama always does it for me, and books that go deep into familial… Continue reading Everyone is Annoying: All Adults Here by Emma Straub

2020 releases · YA

Grief & Family: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

"A queen offers her hand to be kissed, & can form it into a fist while smiling the whole damn time." I always hear such high praise for Acevedo's novels, and after enjoying With the Fire on High, I knew I had to read Clap When You Land! It has everything I love in stories… Continue reading Grief & Family: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

2020 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #4: Actress by Anne Enright

Actress was one of the books of the list that I was the least interested to read, simply because it's not my kind of book - it's both focused on a celebrity AND a historical fiction, which are two of my most disliked things to read about. But I started it and was really enjoying… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #4: Actress by Anne Enright

2020 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #2: Weather by Jenny Offill

We continue on with our Women's Prize journey with another book I wanted to love so desperately but did not - Weather by Jenny Offill. I was actually really looking forward to this one for a while. I've wanted to read Jenny Offill for ages and Weather sounded like something I would enjoy. This is… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #2: Weather by Jenny Offill

2020 releases

Review: Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura

I am a huge fan of figure skating, so when I saw a new upcoming YA — Every Reason We Shouldn't — I immediately had to request it. It sounded amazing — it focused on Olivia,  a biracial teen who is a figure skating medalist and Jonah, the new guy, who is also a biracial… Continue reading Review: Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura

2020 releases · YA

A Local Election and a Romance in the Making: Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

I was super excited to get to read this one early. I really like Becky Albertalli, I love Simon vs. (wasn't a huge fan of Leah and I did not really like What If It's Us, but still) and I really like the fact that this was co-written by Aisha Saeed. I haven't read her… Continue reading A Local Election and a Romance in the Making: Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

2020 releases · fantasy

This Book Is About a Vodka-Drinking Dragon: Highfire by Eoin Colfer

I am a huge fan of Colfer's writing — Artemis Fowl was one of my favorite series growing up and one I was super attached to. It's highly inventive and engaging, and I remember reading it because a classmate in elementary school recommended it, so it's one of the first series I really got super… Continue reading This Book Is About a Vodka-Drinking Dragon: Highfire by Eoin Colfer

2020 releases · YA

90s Radio Show, a Play-Pretend Game & All the Feels: Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

"That's still valid, even if it wasn't built to last. It's not any less significant." All of you already know that I am a huge Emma Mills fan. I think it's pretty much impossible for me to not like her novels. Contemporary YA isn't really a genre I reach that much for anymore, but her… Continue reading 90s Radio Show, a Play-Pretend Game & All the Feels: Lucky Caller by Emma Mills