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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Faking Under the Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd || Book Review

Olivia Langley is the human embodiment of Christmas cheer, and she has absolutely no problem spreading it around for all to hear. Christmas sweaters? She has twenty. Christmas cookies? She’ll take three dozen. Christmas movies? Yeah, she’s seen them all. So it’s no surprise when she’s put in charge of Loveridge & McGowan’s holiday festivities. […]

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Swimming Lessons by Lili Reinhart || Book Review

Swimming Lessons explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-sized yet profound, Lili’s poems reflect her trademark honesty and unique perspective. Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, Swimming Lessons reveals the […]

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home body by Rupi Kaur || Book Review

Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself – reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated […]

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Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett || Book Review

After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately. Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s […]

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December 2020 || Monthly Wrap Up

Welcome to another monthly wrap up, beautiful people! I hope you all had some lovely holidays; I certainly did, even with all things consider pandemic wise. It’s been hard to stay active here, I’m not going to lie. So … yet again … there are going to be some updates on Bookmark Your Thoughts. If […]

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