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Review: “Rules for Vanishing,” Kate Alice Marshall

A big Thank You to BookishFirst and Viking Books/Penguin for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Rules for Vanishing recounts the events of a single night in the lives of a group of friends, through a mix of media similar to the long-admired “Blair Witch Project.”  Exactly a… Continue reading Review: “Rules for Vanishing,” Kate Alice Marshall

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Book Wrap-Up: July 2019

Happy August! Last month, I read an unprecedented 38 books! Whoa! July is my birthday month, and I spent it re-reading dozens of my favorites and new books by beloved authors of mine. Since I was intentionally re-reading books I had liked in the past, almost everything this month got five stars! The experience of… Continue reading Book Wrap-Up: July 2019

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Book Wrap-Up: June 2019

Hey all! Apologies for the long hiatus--I've been reading so voraciously this year, it's been hard to keep up with posts on here. I've also been doing a lot more reading of old favorites rather than new and up-and-coming titles, so there's been less to review! Anyway, I'm going to try out a new format… Continue reading Book Wrap-Up: June 2019

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Review: “Waiting for Tom Hanks,” Kerry Winfrey

A HUGE “Thank you!” to Kerry Winfrey for giving me an ARC of this title at the 2019 Ohioana Book Festival! Annie is obsessed with romantic movies--particularly those made by Nora Ephron--and she’s holding out for her own Tom Hanks to walk into her life.  Speaking of romantic movies, one is being filmed right in… Continue reading Review: “Waiting for Tom Hanks,” Kerry Winfrey

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Review: “In at the Deep End,” Kate Davies

Thank you to BookishFirst and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an ARC of this book, traded in exchange for an honest review. This is a fresh, new, “coming-of-sexuality” story set in London.  Julia has been largely disappointed by sex, when she realizes that maybe part of the problem is she’s disinterested in the men she’s shared… Continue reading Review: “In at the Deep End,” Kate Davies

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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