Monthly Reading Wrap Ups, Reading Updates

Reading Wrap Up – August 2021

August was my best reading month of the year so far! I read 15 books although 3 of them were graphic novels so that definitely helped. I barely followed by TBR for the Trope-ical Readathon but I did fulfill both team prompts, 9 of the 13 common prompts, and one team book. Reading Stats Books… Continue reading Reading Wrap Up – August 2021

Book Reviews

Book Review – Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston is the first book in a new middle grade fantasy series. Amari is from a low-income neighborhood and we meet her when she's have discipline issues at her private school where she's the scholarship kid. Amari's older brother went missing a few months ago and no one… Continue reading Book Review – Amari and the Night Brothers

Book Reviews

Book Review – All the Ever Afters

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller is a YA novel that tells the story of Cinderella's stepmother, Agnes. The story starts with Agnes as a young girl starting as a servant doing the laundry in a small manor house. The book follows her life through Cinderella meeting Prince Charming with a few interspersed journal… Continue reading Book Review – All the Ever Afters

Book Reviews

Book Review – The Other Side of Perfect

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk is a YA contemporary by a debut author published in May 2021. This book follows Alina, a high school junior who recently saw her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina disappear when she broke her leg. She is now back in high school full time and needs… Continue reading Book Review – The Other Side of Perfect

Monthly NetGalley Updates, Reading Updates

NetGalley Update – August 2021

It's time for my mid-month update on my NetGalley ARCs. I do this to keep myself accountable for reading all ARCs by the publication date. 4 months in and still haven't miss one! Stats Approved ARCs: 24Feedback Sent: 13Feedback Ratio: 54% Still not the greatest ratio but almost identical to last month and still building… Continue reading NetGalley Update – August 2021

ARC Reviews, Book Reviews

ARC Review – Meet Me at the Summit

Meet Me at the Summit by Mandi Lynn is a YA contemporary novel that will be published on August 31st. The story follows Marley, a 19-ish year old who's parent died in a car accident about 9 months before the start of this book. Marley has dropped out of college and is working retail, generally… Continue reading ARC Review – Meet Me at the Summit

ARC Reviews, Book Reviews

ARC Review – Under the Whispering Door

Under the Whispering Door is the latest adult fantasy by TJ Klune which will be released on September 21st. This is the story of Wallace, a workaholic lawyer who dies from a heart attack. He is taken to a way station to sort out his feelings before he moves on. I really enjoyed this. As… Continue reading ARC Review – Under the Whispering Door

Book Reviews

Book Review – Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is a new YA thriller that is getting a lot of rave reviews. The plot follows Chiamaka and Devon, two seniors at Nevius Private Academy. Chiamaka has her sights set on Yale and Devon is hoping for a scholarship to Julliard. Their senior yet starts great with becoming prefects… Continue reading Book Review – Ace of Spades

Monthly Reading Wrap Ups, Reading Updates

Reading Wrap Up – July 2021

July was a pretty good reading month with lots of solid reads and one new favorite. I'm between two readathons and spent a weekend away so not entirely focused on reading but still, lots of books read. I've also been knitting, stay tuned for a blog on the finished product! Reading Stats Books Read: 9Pages… Continue reading Reading Wrap Up – July 2021