A Review of “Island Queen” by Vanessa Riley

Hello, fellow bookworms! I'm back after a much-needed break from blogging. I've been so busy lately with grad school, work, and maintaining a video game YouTube channel with my husband, I haven't had much time to read or blog about reading. I hope to slowly get back into it. During this little break, I did… Continue reading A Review of “Island Queen” by Vanessa Riley

A Review: “Party of Two” by Jasmine Guillory

This is my first time reading a book by Jasmine Guillory, a black chick-lit author who has gained popularity in recent years. I had seen her adorable book covers and always thought I'd like to read one. I decided on Party of Two mainly because it featured an interracial couple, Max and Olivia. Max is… Continue reading A Review: “Party of Two” by Jasmine Guillory

A Review: “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride

The Color of Water by James McBride is a book I picked up while visiting friends in Dallas, Texas, last year. It's a memoir in which McBride details the life of his mother, who comes from a Jewish background. If you have never heard of James McBride, he is a writer and musician and has… Continue reading A Review: “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride

A Review: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. You can learn more about Bookshop at the bottom of this post! Where the Crawdads Sing is a bestselling book I have been wanting to read since it gained… Continue reading A Review: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

A Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1m5in81yIpq7pHlfILy3Gl?si=PrgK68-BQa2fMRLkIQROPQ&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1 I originally read this book at the beginning of the year and enjoyed it so much, I thought I would share a review with you fellow bookworms! My Verdict: The Light Between Oceans is Worth Reading Here is The Light Between Oceans overview: "After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns… Continue reading A Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

A Weekend in Branson, MO, and a Review of Instructions for Dancing

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ct9wDF65ftPhu38g2VxpA?si=F7aNpH9nTp6MVAQ2rUnHJg&dl_branch=1 For our anniversary weekend, my husband Michael and I drove up to Branson, Missouri. I had never visited this area of Missouri before, and Michael was excited to spend time at Silver Dollar City, a theme park by the creators of Dollywood. Accommodation: Chateau on the Lake We stayed at Chateau on the Lake,… Continue reading A Weekend in Branson, MO, and a Review of Instructions for Dancing

A Review: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Nw8pzBJUItuuDS60UmAed?si=ntf9H5pzTw2kYZPWAR1lTw I originally bought this book as my Book of the Month for May. I did not know what to expect as I had never heard of the author Laura Dave, but I actually was pleasantly surprised. Book Overview Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her.… Continue reading A Review: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

A Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4iOmwAzjoiuebuzxVQt8M6?si=c3UYNYjfTjS_tL3A6i5DNQ Not enough time to read? Listen to this blog post instead of reading. I received this book as my chosen Book of the Month in February, and I've got to say, I have mixed feelings about it. This is the second book I've read by Hannah, the first being the Nightingale, which I didn't… Continue reading A Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

A Review: Between the World and Me

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates- 3.5 Stars https://open.spotify.com/episode/7vT1HKYfzFtfCZGBrwT1bH?si=rLl2m-ZaRvSWD6v1cFnQFg In a rush? Listen to this episode through the Spotify embed above instead of reading. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is a book I found different but worth a read. This book has largely gained popularity… Continue reading A Review: Between the World and Me

My 3 Favorite Classic Novels of All-Time

https://anchor.fm/jasmine-zust/episodes/My-3-Favorite-Classic-Novels-of-All-Time-e103pgu Remember when you had to read books over the summer for English class in middle school and high school? Well, I loved summer reading! It's no surprise since this is a book blog, but I was surprised to actually like some of the books I read. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier I read this… Continue reading My 3 Favorite Classic Novels of All-Time