Love & Gelato – Jenna Evans Welch

O.M.G. – my new favorite book of 2020, and possibly my top 5 of all time! How have I never heard about this book before?! Warning – this review is long, like really long. And I’m sorry for that but I just have way too much to say about this book and want to be sure I…

Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaum

My first Young Adult book of the year goes to Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. It’s been on my list for quite some time now, as I remember seeing it among the shelves of a local bookstore last year and distinctly remember I liked the cover. Heart-shaped waffles, how cute! This book is so much…

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…

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…

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…