4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

★ ★ ★ ★ Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2017), The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill is about two gifted orphans who travel around the city performing artistic routines but are separated as teenagers and sent to work as servants during the Great Depression. The story follows their lives until they finally reunite… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

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Books

2018 Reading Goals

I wanted to talk about my goals and plans for reading this year, and I am keeping it simple with only 3 goals. Do you set reading goals or challenges each year? I have tried in the past, but the only one I've accomplished is reaching my Goodreads goal. So this year I am finally… Continue reading 2018 Reading Goals

New Releases, Young Adult Fiction

New Release: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp & Giveaway!

Happy release day to Marieke Nijkamp's Before I Let Go! Marieke Nijkamp’s debut YA novel, This Is Where It Ends, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list, and now her latest YA novel, Before I Let Go, is officially on-sale today! Below you can find more information, including the synopsis and… Continue reading New Release: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp & Giveaway!

Book Reviews, Recommendations

Favorite Reads of 2017

Once again, a year has come to an end, and we need to talk about the favorite books we've read! Out of the 75 books (21,882 pages) I read in the year of 2017, only three of the books were 5-star reads for me. Now it's already known that I do not give books 5-stars often,… Continue reading Favorite Reads of 2017

5 Star Reads, Recommendations, Uncategorized, Young Adult Fiction

Book Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Poison Study is one of the best young-adult books out there and easily one of my favorites. While this review is focused on the first book, titled Poison Study, I would recommend the entire Chronicles of Ixia series, which includes the Soulfinders series. If there is just one recommendation I can give… Continue reading Book Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties By Carmen Maria Machado

★ ★ ★ ★ Her Body and Other Parties is a riveting 8-story collection that is a gritty, provocative debut. It's a fusion of magical realism, horror, supernatural and fantasy that focuses on women's lives and their bodies. In general, I am not fond of short story collections, but this is outstanding work. After each… Continue reading Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties By Carmen Maria Machado

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

★ ★ ★ All across social media I read praise for The Blinds and seen it was a much-anticipated release, so when I had the opportunity to read it, I couldn't wait to get started. Set in a secret rural Texas town, Caesura, but better known as The Blinds, is populated by dangerous criminals and innocents who've… Continue reading Book Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh