Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West | Harlequin {Book Review}

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Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West

Book Summary:

When Ruby King’s mother is found murdered in their home in Chicago’s South Side, the police dismiss it as another act of violence in a black neighborhood. But for Ruby, it’s a devastating loss that leaves her on her own with her violent father. While she receives many condolences, her best friend, Layla, is the only one who understands how this puts Ruby in jeopardy.

Their closeness is tested when Layla’s father, the pastor of their church, demands that Layla stay away. But what is the price for turning a blind Read more...

Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman | Simon & Schuster {Book Review}

Aminatou Sow

Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Book Summary:

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.

Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book that chronicles their first decade in one another’s lives. As the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your … Read more...

Kindle Book Deals {July 8th 2020}

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Highly Rated Kindle Book Deals & TBR List!

There have been some amazing Kindle Book Deals lately but today really tops them all. Not only are some of my favorite books included, but there are also a few that have been on my own highly anticipated reading list. If you have been looking to stock up on some amazing reading material, you are in luck!

Books I Loved…

kindle booksA Woman is No Man, Truths I Never Told You, All Along You Were Blooming and Oona Out of Order were all 5-star reads for me and ones I still … Read more...

Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein | Atria Books {Book Review}

Hannah Orenstein

Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

Book Summary:

The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams: After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good. Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, Dimitri.

Now, reeling from a breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations. Despite her misgivings and Read more...

Kindle Book Deals {June 28th, 2020}

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You all probably know by now that I love my Sunday hunt for the best kindle book deals. During the last few weeks, I have been very into character-driven novels and so it was a welcome surprise when I saw the deal of the day options today! All of these books dive into family and/or relationship dynamics and are amazing books to read and discuss with a friend or book club group…enjoy!!

Kindle Book Deals | June 28th, 2020

Lisa Taddeo

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Kindle Book Deal HERE

You can read my full review HERE

Book Summary:

In suburban Read more...

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez | Philomel Books {Book Review}

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We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Book Summary:

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.

Pulga has his dreams.
Chico has his grief.
Pequeña has her pride.

And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they’ve grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, Read more...

All My Mother’s Lover by Ilana Masad | Dutton Books {Book Review}

Ilana Masad

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad

Book Summary:

Intimacy has always eluded twenty-seven-year-old Maggie Krause—despite being brought up by married parents, models of domestic bliss—until, that is, Lucia came into her life. But when Maggie’s mom, Iris, dies in a car crash, Maggie returns home only to discover a withdrawn dad, an angry brother, and, along with Iris’s will, five sealed envelopes, each addressed to a mysterious man she’s never heard of.

In an effort to run from her own grief and discover the truth about Iris—who made no secret of her discomfort with her daughter’s sexuality—Maggie embarks on Read more...

2020 Beach Reads |New & Upcoming Book Releases!

Beach Books

Summer Reading

One of my favorite things about this time of this year is thinking about all the summer reading I have planned. While this summer will look much different than years past, the great things about books are that you can read them wherever you are, even if you are “vacationing” in your very own backyard.

Beach Books…

Beach reading means something different for everyone, but for me, it consists of books that are totally engaging but also have enough depth to not be total fluff. I also like to have a mix of genres and topics…a little mystery … Read more...

Two 5-Star Kindle Book Deals! {June 21st, 2020}

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I have had a few reading flops during the last few weeks so I was excited to log on and see some of my favorite books were Kindle Deals today! These were both 5-star reads for me and while they are on the opposites ends of the reading spectrum, they are both ones I recommend all the time!

Born a Crime

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

$4.99 Kindle Deal | $8.99 Paperback Deal

(I shared more about it HERE)

The Happy Ever After Playlist

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

2.99 Kindle Book Deal 

(you can read my thoughts HERE


Disclosure: Some of Read more...

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London | The Dial Press {Book Review}

One to Watch book review

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Book Summary:

Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she Read more...