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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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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Master Assassins Book Review and Blog Tour

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog and the Master Assassins Blog Tour! I’m Simone of Simone and Her Books and I’ll be sharing my review of this wonderful new series. Let’s get right into it! Here’s some more about the book Kandri Hinjuman was never meant to be a soldier. His brother Mektu was never…

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Banned Books Week: Be Proud to be Banned

Today, I’d like to highlight one of my favorite authors: Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison’s work to me has been these haunting tales of loneliness, sacrifice, desperation, and turmoil. Set during some of the most difficult times for black Americans, Toni Morrison has this incredible way of making you feel and understand what it must have…

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Welcome to Banned Books Week!

Happy Banned Books Week and it’s going to be a good one. This year’s theme is “the freedom to read,” which feels oddly relevant given that everyone has been talking about. Censorship is always around us telling us what to do and what to think and how to say things. It’s the faceless folks that…

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Fail All the Marriages – Books not about love

  I love love. I love reading about love and reading about how people get together. I'm a huge fan of romantic comedies and dramas about love and I just love love. But lately, I've been coming across more and more books not about love, but the struggle being in love brings. What's the worst…

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June 2017 Book Haul

I recently received some lovely book mail and I couldn’t be more excited about them. Two debut novels from two new authors means that the world is filling up with more beautiful words and stories for us to read and enjoy. Flesh and Bone and Water by Luiza Sauma Published by Scriber Books. André is…

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Welcome to the Longest Day of the Year

I absolutely love today because of a few reasons: Today is my mother’s birthday Today is the longest day of the year I sometimes imagine what it must be like to live in the Arctic circle where they have the longest days of any place in the entire world and that’s because it doesn’t get…

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

I love me some good old fashion young adult. No frills. No complications. The kinds of books that don’t surprise you with turmoil or unexpected struggles. It’s like reading a book about reality and sometimes in reality, there’s not a lot of drama for your mama. Synopsis Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this…

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