Monthly Wrap Ups

Monthly Wrap Up: June 2020

It's been a few months since I've done a wrap-up mostly because it's been hard to keep track of the days during lockdown. By the time it dawns on me that we're in a new month, we're already nearly through it so it seems kind of pointless to do the previous month's wrap up. This… Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: June 2020

Book Reviews

Blog Tour: In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton

Released: April 2019 Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Pages: 320 Rating: 4/5 A powerful story of love, loyalty, fitting in—and speaking out. After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family transplant themselves in the summer of 1958 from New York City to Atlanta—the land of debutantes, sweet tea, and the Ku Klux Klan. In her… Continue reading Blog Tour: In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about authors we have read the most books by. I decided to focus more on the books I've read as an adult, otherwise this list would just be authors like Ann Martin, R.L. Stine, and Beverly Cleary. I devoured series as a kid… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

Book Reviews

The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen

Released: June 2020 Publisher: Wattpad Books Pages: 312 Rating: 5/5 There are some friends you never forget. From the publisher: It’s the summer of 1955. For Ethan Harper, a biracial kid raised mostly by his white father, race has always been a distant conversation. When he’s sent to spend the summer with his aunt and… Continue reading The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen

Book Reviews

Blog Tour: The Bone Jar by S.W. Kane

Released: July 2020 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Pages: 335 Rating: 4/5 Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth? From the publisher: The body of an elderly woman is been found in the grounds of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames. As Detective Lew Kirby… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Bone Jar by S.W. Kane

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

Can you believe we're already halfway through 2020? On the one hand, it feels like this year has been 947 weeks long, but on the other hand I'm pretty sure it was just April?? As we move into the second half of this insane year, many of us are looking forward to books that will… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

Book Reviews

Blog Tour: In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby

Released: June 2020 Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Pages: 272 Rating: 4/5 “A nuanced exploration of how to reconcile faith and identity. Melleby's clear, honest voice expertly captures the frustration, awkwardness, and fear of being vulnerable—as well as the potential rewards…This funny, tender, and heart-wrenching story will have readers calling for an encore.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred… Continue reading Blog Tour: In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores and Libraries I’d Love to Visit (#TTT 10th Anniversary Freebie)

Top Ten Tuesday is ten years old! Happy birthday, TTT! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week's celebratory prompt was more of a freebie. One of the options was to do a past #TTT that you hadn't taken part in. I've only been doing TTT for about a year now so there were a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores and Libraries I’d Love to Visit (#TTT 10th Anniversary Freebie)

Book Reviews

The Ghosts of Sherwood (The Robin Hood Stories #1) by Carrie Vaughn

Released: June 2020 Publisher: Macmillan-Tor/Forge Pages: 112 Rating: 4/5 Carrie Vaughn's The Ghosts of Sherwood revisits the Robin Hood legend with a story of the famed archer's children. From the publisher: Everything about Father is stories. Robin of Locksley and his one true love, Marian, are married. It has been close on two decades since they beat… Continue reading The Ghosts of Sherwood (The Robin Hood Stories #1) by Carrie Vaughn

Book Reviews

Blog Tour: Never Ever Tell by Kirsty Ferguson

Released: June 2020 Publisher: Boldwood Books Pages: 326 Rating: 3/5 **Trigger Warning: domestic violence, sexual assault, bullying, suicide** She’d do anything for her boy… Vanessa Sawyer knows all about pain. She’s felt it every day since marrying the boy who fathered her baby in high school. All he’s meant are broken bones, broken hearts, and… Continue reading Blog Tour: Never Ever Tell by Kirsty Ferguson