What We Lose – Zinzi Clemmons

–  follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  If you’ve been with me for any amount of time, you know that I usually don’t review books that I rate 3 stars or under, unless I have something I really want to say about the book. Well, voila! I have something to say about What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons….

Those Who Save Us – Jenna Blum

–  follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  I’m a little late to the game with this book, but Those Who Save Us is unbelievable. As we all know, I’m a sucker for anything and everything World War II related, so when my aunt recommended I read this, I jumped right on it. Anna Schlemmer was a…

Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane

(follow my on Instagram + Goodreads)  If you’re a book lover, you’ve probably seen this colorful cover floating around your social media feeds. If you’re a Book of the Month member, you may have picked this for your June book, as I did. And if you’re anything like me, you may be skeptical of books…

The Way I Used To Be – Amber Smith

(follow me on Instagram and Goodreads!) I devoured The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith  in just a little over a day. There is just something about young adult/teen fiction books that suck me right in! A friend of mine recommended I read this and as soon as I read the description I knew it…

The Girls at 17 Swann Street – Yara Zgheib

  The Girls at 17 Swann Street was the first book club pick for a few girlfriends and I, so I’ve been waiting to review it until after we had our meeting. We all had a pretty similar consensus – the book was interesting but it didn’t “wow” us. Anna is a professional dancer from France…

March’in Right Into April!

How is it already April?! This year is flying by and I’ll admit I started 2019 off in a serious reading funk. However, March proved to be my month and I was back in action! I ended the month completing 10 books and roughly 3,649 pages. I’ve never totaled the amount of pages before but…

The Red Address Book – Sofia Lundberg

The Red Address Book was sort of an impulse buy – I was at my local bookstore, Roscoe Books, because I had just finished a book and needed something new to read (I really can’t go a day without reading something!). Nothing seemed to be sticking out to me as I was browsing but as I…

Auschwitz Lullaby – Mario Escobar

Oh, MY HEART! This book. Whew…. it was a rough one. Easy to read and plow through in terms of an interest and anticipation standpoint? Yes, absolutely. Easy to read without having your heart break into a million pieces over and over again? NO. Auschwitz Lullaby seriously broke my heart. I mean, they all break my…

Suicide Notes – Michael Thomas Ford

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you’d know that I typically only review/recommend books that are 4/5 stars and are stories that have truly impacted me in some way. However, I am breaking my own rule and am reviewing a 3 star book – Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford. I know what you’re…