A Review: “The Stardust Thief” by Chelsea Abdullah

Wow, I've got to say that this book totally exceeded my expectations, and I cannot wait until Chelsea Abdullah comes out with the second book. I did not know this was the first of a series, but the story is an epic one, and I can see why more books need to be written to… Continue reading A Review: “The Stardust Thief” by Chelsea Abdullah

A Review: “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley

My first book by author Lucy Foley, I received The Paris Apartment as my Book of the Month pick earlier this year. I had heard good things about the book and was intrigued by the dark cover. Although I have never been to Paris, or France for that matter, the Paris aspect intrigued me. This… Continue reading A Review: “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley

A Review: “Happiness for Beginners” by Katherine Center

This is my fourth time reading a book by Katherine Center. She is definitely my favorite author recently. I even selected her book, The Bodyguard, for my July Book of the Month pick. My favorite novel of hers so far has been Things You Save in a Fire, which I thoroughly enjoyed. But I've also… Continue reading A Review: “Happiness for Beginners” by Katherine Center

A Review: “Part of Your World” by Abby Jimenez

This book was my May Book of the Month pick. I had seen it had fairly good reviews on Goodreads, and it seemed pretty popular on bookstagram, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I've never read any books by Jimenez, but I appreciated her style of writing, and of course, her Disney references.… Continue reading A Review: “Part of Your World” by Abby Jimenez

A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

I received this book as an add-on for a Book of the Month box. With mostly positive reviews on Goodreads, I had high hopes for this novel, but unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me. "Dear Edward" is the story of Edward, a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of a… Continue reading A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

I started reading "The Book of Longings" way back in January and was a little wary of it. But I had heard good reviews about this book and thought I would see for myself. I think the author wrote it well and made it believable, which I appreciated. Told from the perspective of Ana, a… Continue reading A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

A Review: “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons

I picked up this book while visiting Branson, Missouri last year. I mostly was drawn to it because of the beautiful cover art, but I've got to say that this book was just not my cup of tea. Written by Zinzi Clemmons, an American writer with South African roots, "What We Lose" is Clemmons' debut… Continue reading A Review: “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons

My March 2022 Book of the Month Pick

OK, STOP THE PRESSES! Book of the Month has SEVEN books to choose from this March! Normally, Book of the Month (aka BOTM) allows members to choose from five books, but now, the monthly subscription service is offering seven books. I'm so excited to have more book options! I confess that BOTM has become my… Continue reading My March 2022 Book of the Month Pick

A Review: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

I've been on a Katherine Center kick lately with this being the third book I've read by her in the last two and a half months. Center's writing is so easy and enjoyable to me. I guess that's why her novels are considered "comfort reads." In this novel, main character Cassie Hanwell is a firefighter… Continue reading A Review: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center