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Monday Reading Check In

Happy Monday book friends! I had a bit of a lost weekend after my booster shot on Friday, spending a lot of my time sleeping or just watching TV, so I'm glad this is only a three day work week for me! I'm very much looking forward to seeing friends and family and enjoying a… Continue reading Monday Reading Check In

Book Review

JADE FIRE GOLD by June C.L. Tan

Rating: 4 / 5 I received this beautiful special edition of JADE FIRE GOLD by June C.L. Tan in a Fairy Loot box and I love the design work they did on this one! This has to be one of the prettiest editions I have received this year! I decided to jump in for the… Continue reading JADE FIRE GOLD by June C.L. Tan

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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Rating: 4 / 5 THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffmann was one of our December picks for the #ClassicsBuddyRead! While I have seen the ballet, I didn't know the original story so I picked up both an original translation and a graphic novel adaptation by Natalie Andrewson. THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE… Continue reading THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffmann

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THE MAID by Nita Prose

I received a gifted advanced copy of THE MAID by Nita Prose from Random House / Ballantine Books! Rating: 4 / 5 Publication date: 1/4/2022 THE MAID follows Molly, a young woman who doesn't have many social skills but who prides herself on her abilities as a maid. She has recently lost her Gran, the… Continue reading THE MAID by Nita Prose

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ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS by Wanda M. Morris

Rating: 4.5 / 5 ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS by Wanda M. Morris was one of our #SaturdayBookstaClub buddy read picks for November/December. We hoped to end up the year with some great books and this one did not disappoint! ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS follows Ellice, a Black woman working as an attorney in a corporation… Continue reading ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS by Wanda M. Morris

Book Review

YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS by Kal Penn

I read YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS by Kal Penn as part of a #NonfictionBookParty buddy read hosted by my friends Jaymi @theocbookgirl and Asha @ashareads on Instagram. Rating: 5 / 5 YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS is the author's memoir, self-narrated on audio. He speaks about his childhood, his time in entertainment industries and his time… Continue reading YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS by Kal Penn

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WINTERWOOD by Shea Ernshaw

Rating: 4 / 5 I really enjoyed THE WICKED DEEP by Shea Ernshaw when I read it earlier this year, so have been hoping to get to WINTERWOOD! When I pulled a 'book box book' prompt from my bookish advent calendar, combined with the #TheFestiveReadathon hosted by Steph Loves last week, this was the perfect… Continue reading WINTERWOOD by Shea Ernshaw

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THE KINDEST LIE by Nancy Johnson

Rating: 4.5 / 5 THE KINDEST LIE by Nancy Johnson takes the reader back to 2008 as President Barack Obama is taking office and hope is high for change. Ruth is living in Chicago with a good job and a good marriage, but she is still haunted by secrets from her past. Unknown to her… Continue reading THE KINDEST LIE by Nancy Johnson

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HER HONOR by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell

I received a gifted advanced copy of HER HONOR by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell from Celadon Books! Rating: 5 / 5 HER HONOR is the memoir of retired judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell. The subtitle lays out her goals in the book - to discuss her time on the bench, to look at what works in our… Continue reading HER HONOR by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell