The Christmas Wish

I was led to believe that this was a holiday romcom, but this marketing is a bit misleading. It has romance, yes, and it had a lot of humorous lines and situations, but the focus of the story wasnโ€™t romance so much as it was about family dynamics and understanding that people arenโ€™t always as together as they seem.

Spells for Forgetting

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne YoungPublished by: Delacorte PressPublish Date: 2022Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Magical RealismHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis Emery Blackwoodโ€™s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. … Continue reading Spells for Forgetting

The Ways We Hide

Weaving more than just WW2 history into the story, this story about friendship, love, loyalty, and overcoming fear connects several different historical events in a thoughtful way, breaking your heart and putting it back together again as if by magic.

A Haunted History of Invisible Women

This book seeks to shine a light on women who history would eschew as undesirable or "other" for various reason and lets their story be told with plausible insights into what was really going on. The authors clearly did their research and are very knowledgeable about that which they speak and present these women's stories in a thought-provoking, insightful, and sometimes eerie way.

Love on the Brain

The first thing I have to say about this book that isn't really about this book at all is that I have had that Rhianna song stuck in my head since reading the title of this one. Weeks, friends. Weeks. It's a good song, but I'm ready for something else LOL.

Book Lovers

The first thing that struck me immediately is the writing itself. It was quick, clever and downright hilarious. The back and forth banter often reminded me of Gilmore Girls, and the small town that the book takes place in had a total Stars Hollow vibe to it, even down to the town hall meeting that Nora attended for pure entertainment purposes just like Lorelei. I was hooked!

Sparks Like Stars

This is one library book I'm going to have to buy and give a permanent place to on my bookshelf. This was such a heartbreakingly beautiful and ultimately redemptive story about grief and the aftermath of violence and trauma.

The Mountains Sing

If you loved The Henna Artist and have been looking for another book with the same vivid imagery, strong female characters, and history from other countries' perspective, then this book should definitely be added to your TBR.