Weekly Wrap Up – February 19

This week was a long one. Mostly because I was sick (again). But also because I was kind of in a reading funk; I’ve just been having trouble getting into anything lately. And the power went out for most of Friday (when all I wanted to do was come home from work and take a […]

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Discussion | How Do You Define Diverse Books?

As I work on reading more diverse books, I’ve had to really think about what diverse books are and how I want to define them for myself. When I think of diverse books, the first thing that comes to mind are books with person of color or LGBT characters or authors. I feel like that’s a […]

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Book Review | A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman has been on my radar since before I started this blog. I’ve had two of his books – A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry – for at least a year, and hadn’t gotten around to them yet. This month, I finally decided to fix that, and turned […]

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Recommended Reading | Black History Month

I know this is a little late in the month to be getting this post up, but I still wanted to share a few of my favorite books that are perfect for Black History Month. Although, let’s be honest: these books are perfect any time of the year. Personally, I think they’re all amazing pieces […]

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Book Review | Everything I Never Told You

I rarely get personal book recommendations. I’m usually the one recommending the books, or being asked for recommendations. So when my cousin reached out to recommend Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You, I immediately picked up a copy. I read the first chapter. And then I put it down. For two months. (Nothing to do with […]

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Weekly Wrap Up – February 12

I think the reading slump might actually be over! I read four books this week, two of which got five stars from me. I’m still trying to catch up with all the reading I need to do in the wake of grad school (I requested SO MANY February ARCs), but I’m getting there. Kind of. […]

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Book Review | Gilded Cage

Lately, I’ve been in the mood for a fantasy/sci-fi novel (as in a book that combines both genres, not the broad category you might find in a bookstore). I’ve picked up quite a few in the last year or so, but none of them were really catching my interest. When I saw Vic James’s debut […]

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