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…

Find Your Person

You’re probably thinking – why am I on a book blog reading about finding my person?! Weird, right? I tend to ride on the emotional side, like all of the time, and I’m constantly reflecting on my emotions and life and my relationships and just everything. I have a lot of feelings, ok?! Evan and…

Why Reading With Family Is So Important

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  Who else loves when family members join you in your crazy obsession with books?! My nieces, specifically Haidyn, love to read! Every Christmas I’ve gifted her books and there’s something so special and nostalgic about gifting books that YOU also loved to read as a young girl,…

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…

Reading Goals – How Am I Lookin’?

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  Although 2019 is more than halfway done (how??), I wanted to check in on my reading life and give it some much-needed reflection! I’m all about setting goals and checking things off of a list, so I found it to be the perfect time of year to…

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…

Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate

I don’t know why or how it took me as long as it did to read this book but I am so glad I finally did! Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a remarkable historical fiction read based on true events surrounding the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in the 1930s-50s. The Foss family are called…