Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

I really wanted to like this book, but for some reason I couldn't even finish it. I'll try to be honest in my review below, but I do encourage you to try and read it if it's been of interest to you. Here's more about the book The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is…

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…

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…

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…

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…