A Touch of Nostalgia

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads –  I was rearranging my bookshelves over the weekend and came across two books that hit me with major nostalgia. Keep Love in Your Heart, Little One and Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends are two books that hold such sentimental value to my heart. You know those books that you don’t always pick…

Jefferson’s Sons – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads –  In true Aleigh fashion, I read one book by an author and then I must read every other book written by them! After finishing The War That Saved My Life series, I discovered Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Jefferson’s Sons is the untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s children born to his…

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…

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…

The Most Fun We Ever Had – Claire Lombardo

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  Ohhh my. Ok – I’m going to attempt to express my thoughts and opinions on The Most Fun We Ever Had as precise and cohesive as I can. Let me start off by saying, there was a lot happening in this book BUT I loved it and I…

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…