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Review: “In the Night of Memory,” Linda LeGarde Grover

In the Night of Memory recounts the story of two sisters, descendants of an indigenous tribe in Minnesota, who are turned over to the American foster care system. Their narratives capture the decades of their lives in which they deal with abandonment and separation, racism that is both intentional and subconscious, and the ways in… Continue reading Review: “In the Night of Memory,” Linda LeGarde Grover

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Review: “How it Feels to Float,” Helena Fox

Thank you to BookishFirst and Penguin Teen for an ARC of this book. Biz has had a very difficult year.  High school hasn’t been the easiest from the beginning, and a recent series of events has left her without her best friend.  Since her dad died when Biz was seven, he’s been appearing to her.… Continue reading Review: “How it Feels to Float,” Helena Fox

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Book Wrap Up: March 2019 [Better Late Than Never!]

I can hardly believe we're already halfway through April! I'm going to keep this wrap-up brief, since it's so late into the month. Last month, I read 21 books total. Here's a quick breakdown on what those were: Women Talking, Miriam Toews This is a story loosely based on true events. It takes place in… Continue reading Book Wrap Up: March 2019 [Better Late Than Never!]

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Review: “Beautiful Bad,” Annie Ward

Thank you to BookishFirst and Park Raw Books for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful Bad starts with a frantic call to 911, and blood all over a kitchen.  Slowly, through a series of flashbacks, we learn about exactly what happened the night of that phone call.… Continue reading Review: “Beautiful Bad,” Annie Ward

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Book Wrap-Up: February 2019

In the month of February, I read only books by black authors, in honor of Black History/African Heritage month. I read 26 books total, and I'm excited to tell you about them! MeatySamantha Irby This is Irby's first published collection of essays, in which she talks about work, dating, men, women, her family, health, growing… Continue reading Book Wrap-Up: February 2019

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Review: “The Bird King,” G. Willow Wilson

Hey, book world! My apologies for being MIA for the last couple weeks--February has been a very busy month, and I haven't had time to pull together good content. I've also been preparing a couple of reviews that I haven't been excited to write, so it was hard to get motivated. This is my first… Continue reading Review: “The Bird King,” G. Willow Wilson

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Book Wrap-Up: January 2019

Hey, book nerds! I'm here and ready to deliver my first book wrap-up of the year! In January, I read a whopping 27 books. I'm super excited to talk about them, so let's dive right in! The Haunting of Hill HouseShirley Jackson Four strangers wind up at the infamous Hill House. Everyone is here for a different reason--and what… Continue reading Book Wrap-Up: January 2019

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Review: “The Silent Patient,” Alex Michaelides

Hello, all! I'm coming to you this morning with another book review. Looking for the next great thriller? Take a look below! Thank you to BookishFirst and Celadon Books for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Six years ago, Alicia shot her husband in the face--five times.  She hasn’t spoken… Continue reading Review: “The Silent Patient,” Alex Michaelides

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2018 in Review: POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Hey, everyone! Today's post is pretty straightforward--it's just my POPSUGAR list for this year. 🙂 Every year, starting in 2016, I've tried to read 50 unique books that meet the challenges POPSUGAR puts out. This year was more rough for me than some have been, but I think I did pretty well! Regular Challenges A… Continue reading 2018 in Review: POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

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2018 in Review: Favorite Reads of the Year

Hey, everyone! As promised, here are my favorite reads of 2018. I wouldn't necessarily consider these to be the "best pieces of literature" of the year (although I'm willing to argue that point, too). These are just the books that I think will stick with me the longest--the ones that had a huge impact on… Continue reading 2018 in Review: Favorite Reads of the Year