Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith || Book Review

Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved […]

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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory || Book Review

A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s […]

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February 2021 || Monthly Wrap Up

Hello, beautiful people! I think February went by faster than January, but I guess that’s fair since there are less days in February compared to January. Between reading and fitness and video games, my month has been packed with all the fun things! I fell a little behind in my Instagram posting, but the constant […]

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Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren || Book Review

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of […]

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Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix || Book Review

This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains. Build Yourself a Boat, an innovative debut by award-winning poet Camonghne Felix, interrogates generational trauma, the possibility of healing, and the messiness of survival. […]

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Fable By Adreinne Young || Book Review

For seventeen-year-old Fable, the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home she has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little […]

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Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur || Book Review

After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love—and the inevitable heartbreak—is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass. Elle Jones, one of […]

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Jingle Wars by R. Holmes & Veronica Eden || Book Review

Two inns, one town, and there’s not enough room for the both of them. Add in a reindeer-ish donkey, a Christmas competition, and a rivalry to end all rivalries and you’re bound to end up in disaster, right? Finn Mayberry has enough on his plate trying to keep his Grandparents inn afloat. The last thing […]

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January 2021 || Monthly Wrap Up

So, January happened. Seriously, where did January go?! I remember it used to go by so slooooooow … I’m thinking the COVID lockdown repetitiveness is making my days just MUSH all together, which makes time go fast sometimes (note: theory in progress). The StoryGraph app has become a new addiction of mine … it’s just […]

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