The World That We Knew – Alice Hoffman

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  I was very lucky to have been given the opportunity to review Alice Hoffman’s newest upcoming release, The World That We Knew, prior to its release date*. When this fun surprise showed up in my mail box, my first reaction was major heart eyes at the cover. Pictures truly…

Let’s Talk About Young Adult

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  I shocked myself when I discovered how much I enjoy Young Adult books. To be honest, I don’t remember when I read my very first YA book, but I’m sure I had judged the genre for not living up to my standards or for lacking quality. It’s…

Verity – Colleen Hoover

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  After seeing Verity all over Instagram, I finally ordered it on Amazon (it is independently published therefore not sold in bookstores) and now that I’ve finished, I’m really kicking myself that I didn’t read this sooner. WHAT in the world is this book?? I devoured this book in one…

Historical Fiction Is Where It’s At

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads –  Three years ago I read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and my life was forever changed. Since then, my love for historical fiction with a focus on WWII and the Holocaust has only grown deeper with each book I read. 9 times out of 10, I reach for historical…

My Tried and True – The Great Believers

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads –  Every time I am asked to recommend a book, I immediately spew out THE GREAT BELIEVERS without a second of hesitation. A book that’s made my hysterically cry, daydream about more than I’d like to admit, and lent out more times than I can count sure deserves…

The Bookmarker’s Summer Reading Guide

It’s almost August 1st and I’m so very confused and sad at the same time. Where did summer go? For those of you who get summers off (super jealous) August may mean you are nearing the end. For those of you who work all year round (ugh, me) then you stretch summer out as looooong…