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contemporary fiction

Reviews

Starfish – Akemi Dawn Bowman (ARC Review)

But some people are just starfish – they need everyone to fill the roles that they assign. Kiko’s story is so tough to read at points – not only due to her childhood trauma, but also due to her struggles as a biracial young…

September 8, 2017
Reviews

How to Make a Wish — Ashley Herring Blake (ARC Review)

This book perfectly straddles the line between "tough topics" and "fluffy summer read". We get a taste of each, depending on who Grace is currently surrounded by, but it never leans overwhelmingly in either direction. Given that Eva's mother has recently passed, there is…

July 22, 2017
Reading Challenges

Summer Flings Reading Challenge!

Hello, everyone! I decided to take a break from my usual tags, memes, and review posts today to invite you all to join me and a few of my friends in the summer reading challenge we're hosting! It's called the Summer Flings Reading Challenge,…

June 28, 2017
Reviews

Aftercare Instructions — Bonnie Pipkin (ARC Review)

Genesis did everything she could to prepare for the abortion, but nothing could steady her for how it would feel to walk out into an empty waiting room, without so much as a good-bye text from the boyfriend who left her there: alone, wounded,…

June 25, 2017
Reviews

We Are Okay — Nina LaCour

Winter break has come, and while everyone else has gone home to see families and significant others for a few weeks, Marin would be perfectly content to stay in her dorm room, alone with her grief, pretending that her life from before doesn't exist…

June 4, 2017
TBRs

June ’17 TBR

I can't believe June is already here! This is a bittersweet month for me... my son's first birthday is on the 22nd, and I'm having a little bit of a mommy crisis. Where did the time go?! Sigh... Anyways, I've got some pretty high…

June 1, 2017
Top 5 Wednesday

T5W 05.24.17: Favorite Minor Characters

This week's Top 5 Wednesday challenge is to choose your top 5 favorite minor characters! I feel like it's important to note here that I consider there to be a tremendous difference between a "side" character and a "minor" character; a side character is…

May 24, 2017
Top 5 Wednesday

T5W 05.17.17: Summer Reads

This week's Top 5 Wednesday challenge is to narrow down your top 5 quintessential summer reads! These might be beachy reads, fluffy contemporaries, short stories, or just something that makes you think of green grass, sunny skies, and fun.…

May 17, 2017
Reviews

Internet Famous — Danika Stone

Offline, Madison Nakama’s life is difficult, at best. First, there’s the mother who randomly leaves to jet halfway across the world for new teaching jobs, leaving her family in shambles without remorse. Then, there’s her father, Charles: the famous writer, whose entire focus in…

May 8, 2017
Wrap Ups

April Wrap Up

I was really pleased with my month! I had a lot of 5-star reads, a few ARCs, and some great diverse reads.…

April 30, 2017