Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

This was the only book I managed to read for the month of April. I didn’t plan it that way, it just sort of happened. BUT, it was phenomenal book and I’m glad I picked it up. Before We Were Yours is a historical fiction novel based around the true events involving the Memphis branch of the…

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

I’ve had this book on my shelf for yearsssssss–and I’m talkin’ like 8ish years? I’m not even really sure why I picked it up now or why I never grabbed it sooner but it left me with SUCH a book hangover! I feel like this may be young adult fiction blasphemy, but I’ve never read…

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

I decided to switch gears with genres and go with some historical fiction (a theme that I think is gonna stick for a while) for my next read–so I give you Yellow Crocus. If you’ve followed the blog for awhile now, you know that I’m really into anything that touches on slavery–it’s just a time…

The Blood Spell by C.J. Redwine

The Blood Spell was a highly anticipated novel for me. Having stumbled upon the Ravenspire series this past summer–I knew it was a series I wanted to remain invested in from the very early chapters of its debut installment, The Shadow Queen. It’s this same series that actually rekindled my love for voracious reading and…

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

This is such a sweet novel. I had seen the movie probably a year ago? and that’s when I decided that I wanted to read the novel too. This was a SUPER easy  and quick read and a lot of the pages don’t have much text or have illustrations that help tell the story. In comparing…

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

This is a suspense/crime sort of book but I say that lightly. I’ve certainly read more suspenseful books than this one. I chose this awhile back when Barnes and Noble was having a sale on hard backs–the synopsis sounded interesting enough and the reviews on Good Reads were mixed but not so much that I…

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Finishing this book was a long time coming! I decided to “buddy read” it with a friend so I didn’t get through it at my usual pace. BUT, I’m a terrible person and started reading ahead and finished it about a week and a half ago >.< IT WAS SO GOOD! This is a historical…

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I’ve had my eye on this book for quite a while–ever since I realized that the movie by the same name was created for a novel (I’m always pining for any novel that becomes a movie). And mainly because it’s so (tragically) relevant to current events in our country. I told myself I wouldn’t see…

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb

I LOVED THIS BOOK! This is a book I chose for my February stack and I picked it up yesterday to start reading so I could slow my pace on The Alice Network. Within the first few chapters I was totally enthralled and could not put it down. I finished it in less than 24…

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I have FINALLY finished this book! It feels like it took me a million years…or it could be that the beginning of the year just drags by that slowly. Anyone else feeling it? You’ll also note that this was part of my January reading stack and I’ve only just finished it in February! So now I’m behind on…