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Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2020

Hello everyone! I was a reading fiend this month, and I ended up with a total of 13 books! I read a ton this month to gear up for next month, when my reading life is going to drastically change…

I’m going to try to do things slightly differently this year. I am going to keep y’all updated on how my various book challenges are going in each of my monthly wrap-ups.

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Most Anticipated 2020 Book Releases

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There are so many awesome sounding books that are coming out this year! I wanted to make a list of the ones that I am the most excited about. There are a lot more for the beginning of the year because the second half of the year will likely be announced later. I hope you find some new books you are excited about too! Continue reading “Most Anticipated 2020 Book Releases”

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Most Anticipated Books of 2019

As we near the end of 2018, I find myself looking forward to all of the great reading possibilities on the horizon. There are so many amazing books that are coming out next year, that I thought I would list them all here so that you could look forward to them with me! Here is a list of the books I am most looking forward to in 2019!

(*Forewarning: This is a long post! Sorry not sorry! 😉 *)

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Book Review: The Poet X

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ~ 368 pages ~ published 3/6/18 by HarperTeen

Goodreads Synopsis:

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.

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