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…

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…

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…

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…

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…