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Book Review: Begin Again

Begin Again by Emma Lord ~ 352 pages ~ to be published by Wednesday Books on January 24, 2023

Goodreads Synopsis:

As usual, Andie Rose has a plan: Transfer from community college to the hyper competitive Blue Ridge State, major in psychology, and maintain her lifelong goal of becoming an iconic self-help figure despite the nerves that have recently thrown her for a loop. All it will take is ruthless organization, hard work, and her trademark unrelenting enthusiasm to pull it all together.

But the moment Andie arrives, the rest of her plans go off the rails. Her rocky relationship with her boyfriend Connor only gets more complicated when she discovers he transferred out of Blue Ridge to her community college. Her roommate Shay needs a major, and despite Andie’s impressive track record of being The Fixer, she’s stumped on how to help. And Milo, her coffee-guzzling grump of an R.A. with seafoam green eyes, is somehow disrupting all her ideas about love and relationships one sleep-deprived wisecrack at a time.

But sometimes, when all your plans are in rubble at your feet, you find out what you’re made of. And when Andie starts to find the power of her voice as the anonymous Squire on the school’s legendary pirate radio station–the same one her mom founded, years before she passed away–Andie learns that not all the best laid plans are necessarily the right ones.


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Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

It’s that time of year again! Have you bought all of your holiday gifts yet? Do you have a bookworm on your list that you aren’t sure what to get? Have you found yourself saying something like, “You’re always reading, so I don’t know what books to get you that you haven’t already read or bought for yourself!”

I have great news for you…you don’t have to buy them books! I have compiled a list here for you, along with some great places to find these things, of gifts that any bookworm is likely to love!

**All products that are pictured in this post will have a link you can follow to purchase! I do not make any commission on these products – I just want you to go support them!**


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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

It is Top Ten Tuesday! It is a meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To. There are so many authors that fall into this category. I actually had to edit my initial list because I had about 20 on there. So, here are my top 10 authors who I hope to read soon!!


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Book Review: Where It All Lands

Where It All Lands by Jennie Wexler ~ 352 pages ~ to be published 7/6/2021 by Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press

Goodreads Synopsis:

Stevie Rosenstein has never made a true friend. Never fallen in love. Moved from city to city by her father’s unrelenting job, it’s too hard to care for someone. Trust in anything. The pain of leaving always hurts too much. But she’ll soon learn to trust, to love.

Twice.

Drew and Shane have been best friends through everything. The painful death of Shane’s dad. The bitter separation of Drew’s parents. Through sleepaway camps and family heartache, basketball games and immeasurable loss, they’ve always been there for each other.

When Stevie meets Drew and Shane, life should go on as normal.

But a simple coin toss alters the course of their year in profound and unexpected ways.

Told in dual timelines, debut author Jennie Wexler delivers a heartbreaking and hopeful novel about missed opportunities, second chances, and all the paths that lead us to where we are.

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Book Review: My Contrary Mary

My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows ~ 512 pages ~ to be published on June 22, 2021 by HarperTeen


Goodreads Synopsis:

Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens?

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is an Eðian (shapeshifter) in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a secret that could cost her a head—or a tail.⠀

Luckily, Mary has a confidant in her betrothed, Francis. But after the king meets a suspicious end, things at the gilded court take a treacherous turn. Thrust onto the throne, Mary and Francis are forced to navigate a viper’s nest of conspiracies, traps, and treason. And if Mary’s secret is revealed, heads are bound to roll.

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Mini-Reviews // First Half of August

Old books and coffee cup in front of wooden wall. With copy space

This year I started writing mini-reviews over on my Instagram whenever I finish a book. It has been a really great way of remembering more about my thoughts on a book and why I gave it the star rating I did. So, I thought it would be good practice to corral those mini-reviews into one place twice a month so that all of you can take a peek at what I’ve been reading and see my thoughts on each book.


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