I really went back and forth with my thoughts on this book. On one hand, I really liked it. On the other hand, I wasn't a fan of the writing style. I loved the surprises around every corner, but I also didn't like that everything (even characters) were a surprise. How do you enjoy a [...]
Another Tuesday, another great day of books being published. While today's list is a little small, it's quite mighty. One of these books I've already tried to read. One of these books comes from a series I've been wanting to read. One of these books is brand new to my radar, but I cannot wait [...]
Today I'm sharing a new feature to my blog: Patreon Picks. Every couple of weeks, I'll be asking my patrons on Patreon what blog post they would like to see. I shared a few different suggestions and they all voted. And the votes are in. This week's Patreon Picks is a look at how I pick my monthly TBR. I just recently shared my TBR for September too, but excited to get into the details on how I decide which out of the dozens of books I want to read. If you liked this post and would love to participate in Patreon Picks, head over to my Patreon page and join the Simone and Her Books community!
Today is a rare event where the first day of the month also happens to be a publishing Tuesday. Also, this Tuesday and the rest of the month is publishing some incredible fiction. I hope you all get a chance to dive into some great reads and find your next favorite story. Today's publishing day [...]
I can't believe August is already over. It's kind of interesting that time moves so quickly when you're stuck at home. I really do miss going out to cafes or the library and sitting for hours while reading a book and enjoying the people watching. I think I miss people watching the most. While I [...]
Honestly, from the first couple of pages, I was hooked on The Year of the Witching. It's not your average book about witches with more of a Salem witches vibe than a modern witches vibe. However, don't think that the puritanical church is the same as the one in real life. There are some similarities, [...]
Big books. Chonkers. Doorstoppers. They come in various names, but the one thing we all love about them is that there's a lot of story. And somehow, I do. I've read many big books and don't really shy away from them. From character-driven literary fiction novels to epic fantasies filled with tons of world building [...]
I'm excited because today a book that I pre-ordered is out into the world. This is a fantasy book with tons of Caraval and illusionist magic vibes to it. When I heard about this one, I needed to have it and now it's here! Happy Pub Day to my final pick of August 2020. Where [...]