2020 releases · romance

Review: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Take a Hint, Dani Brown was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I adore Talia Hibbert, she is one of my favorite authors, and I am always hyped for all of her releases. Also, I really enjoyed Get a Life, Chloe Brown and I love a good Romance series, so I was… Continue reading Review: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

2020 releases · fiction

Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Hi everyone! I haven't posted in a bit because I have no time nor energy, and this post was prescheduled, but I wanted to open this up by sharing resources on how you can help the Black Lives Matter movement now and in the future. Listed below are links to resources on how you can… Continue reading Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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

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

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #8: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

"My body kept time and I watched it as if observing a strange life form." How We Disappeared was one of the books on the longlist I categorized as very low priority, because I am entirely not a historical fiction person, especially when the book is focused on World War II. I just have a… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #8: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #7: Girl by Edna O’Brien

Girl was one book on the list that I was a bit wary to get into. First of all, it follows the perspective of one of the schoolgirls that was kidnapped by Boko Haram, and that felt like a super heavy topic to deal with. However, that would not have been such a concern for… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #7: Girl by Edna O’Brien

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #6: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I've always wanted to read an Ann Patchett novel so I was excited to see a book by her on the list. However, when I saw that The Dutch House was a historical fiction (or it was set just post second World War) and my excitement dropped. Historicals almost never work for me, so I… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #6: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #5: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

A Thousand Ships was definitely one of the most exciting books from the Women's Prize longlist for me personally. I know that Circe and The Silence of the Girls were huge last year, so I can see why A Thousand Ships sailed a bit under the radar because it's once again, a feminist retelling of… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #5: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

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

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #3: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Is it possible that my Women's Prize longlist experience curse is broken? Stay tuned, but I did finally like a book after a rough 2-star start. Red at the Bone was one I was moderately interested in reading and a book I usually overlooked, but I am happy to report that it was really good.… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #3: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

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