Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

A little side note: I didn’t know that Christina Lauren was two people! This was such a well written book knowing that two people contributed to the story. I kept trying to think about how they each contributed to both. Other books I’ve read written by two authors usually have two main voices. For this…

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ISAN by Mary Ting

I was so excited to read Mary Ting’s newest book ISAN (International Sensory Assassins Network) because it’s been a while since I read a good dystopian YA. I also loved the idea of women assassins kicking butt and taking names. It was a great read and I can’t wait to chat more about it. Here’s…

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Simone and Her Books Travel to Hawaii

Hey everyone! Now I know this isn’t a book review, but I just got back from two weeks of Hawaiian bliss with my husband and I wanted to share some of the fun things I saw with you. I hope that’s alright! Sadly, after I wrote this post the volcano we visited in Hawaii erupted…

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Bookstore Tour: The Last Bookstore, Downtown Los Angeles

I haven’t done a bookstore tour in a really long time. I think I was still living in Brooklyn where small bookstores reign gloriously. But I went on vacation and did some road tripping recently and I have bookstores to report back! Today we’re going to be heading to the West (best) Coast to check…

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I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

Oh my goodness, let me tell you about a 2017 Goodreads Award nomination that just blew me away. I can’t believe there isn’t more buzz around this book because it surprised me so hard. Dang. Here’s more about the book Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful…

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder

TGFMB – Thank Goodness for Melissa Broder. Sometimes you come across a novel that completely entrances you, baffles you, and eventually guts you with surprises you just didn’t fathom possible. Here’s more about the book Lucy has been writing her dissertation about Sappho for thirteen years when she and Jamie break up. After she hits…

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The American Dream. Many people talk about it, but no one really knows what it means. Some people work their entire lives to try and achieve it and some people succeed. Sadly, sometimes it takes death to figure out that not only you achieved the American Dream, but excelled beyond it. Here’s more about the…

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April 2018 Wrap Up

So April wasn’t the most productive month for me, but when you’re going on a two-week honeymoon these things tend to be allowed. 😀 I only got to read four books this month (hopefully five if I can finish The House of Broken Angels in a day). Most of the books I read were pleasure…

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Little Reads – May 4, 2018

While there’s a ton of stuff I still need catching up on, here I am with another edition of Little Reads. Because I was away for most of April I haven’t had a chance to keep up with this, but now that we’re back I feel like the articles are coming at me at full…

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The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

While this book talks about young people and their futures, I can’t help but to call them “kids.” I don’t think it has anything to do with them, but the fact that I’m old and anyone under 30 is a kid to me now. Here’s more about the book Aubrey and Rae have been planning…

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