february & march book reviews

February and March were all over the map in terms of reading.  I read a handful of books that I adored and some that weren’t my taste.  Here’s what I’ve been pulling off my shelves lately. the song of achilles by madeline miller I ended up reading this book after doing a fun book bracket…

bright burning stars blog tour & review

Y’all I’m SO excited to share this post today!  I’ve partnered with Algonquin Young Readers as part of their blog tour to tell y’all about Bright Burning Stars by A. K. Small, a novel about two young ballerinas who learn just how far they’ll go to win the ultimate prize.  This dynamic, engaging novel is…

more january mini-reviews

We got a little dusting of snow here in NC a few days ago and it was so dreamy!  It didn’t quite stick to the ground but was strong enough that I had to dust it off my car, so I’m counting it as a proper snow. I love winter and find that the cozy…

january mini reviews | addie larue and more!

I read so many books during the Christmas holiday, some of which ended up being my favorite books of 2020.  Here are some January mini reviews about which books suited my fancy. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro Dani Shapiro shares the quietly moving narrative of discovering her true paternity…

december 2020 mini reviews (and a birthday gift)

Now that I’m home for the holidays, I’m flying through books again and have so many good ones to review.  Christmas is my favorite time of year to read because December always feels so cozy and nostalgic.  It’s a season to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Also, my birthday is this…

mini reviews | lots of 5-star reads this fall

Today, I’m catching up on allll the reviews I’ve compiled since my last mini-review post in August.  I’ve had a really good reading record and have mostly 5 stars on this list! Here are my 2020 fall mini reviews. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay KristoffAfter reading Illuminae, I thought there was no way Kaufman…

week of reviews | day 5: some 5-star reads… and a DNF

Today's the last day of my week of mini reviews! Which of the books that I reviewed was your favorite? Which book should I pick up next? Here are three reviews to wrap up the week... A SONG BELOW WATER BY BETHANY C. MORROW I was SO looking forward to reading A Song Below Water…

week of mini reviews | day 4: heartwarming audiobooks

Today, we're continuing my week of mini reviews (in an attempt to catch up with all the books I haven't reviewed this year lol) with some audiobooks that I listened to and loved! Here's what I recommend... HUNGRY HEARTS BY VARIOUS AUTHORS Hungry Hearts tells thirteen interlocking stories about a famed row of restaurants called…

week of mini reviews | day 3: underwhelming YA fantasy

Back with the next installment of mini reviews! Here are three YA fantasy books that I read recently that didn't turn out so well... BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION BY KAMI GARCIA AND MARGARET STOHL While I absolutely LOVE the first book in this series, as the books went on, it felt like they were getting further and…

week of mini reviews | day 2: underhyped YA

Back for day 2 of my week of mini reviews! Today's reviews are all about young adult books that are underhyped and not super prominent in current discussion. Also I forgot to schedule this for Tuesday sooo it's coming out Wednesday lol. UNITED WE SPY BY ALLY CARTER United We Spy concluded my reread of…