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.

Faith Over Fear Beanie

Replete with star stitches, the beauty of these dainty stitches reminds us that there is someone bigger than cancer out there, and along with hope, we have to have believe that He will light up our darkest moments, allowing us to choose faith over fear.

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.

The Dictionary of Lost Words

How does something so seemingly innocuous become something scandalous, or insulting, or crude. Why did they become those things, and who rewrote their meanings? Who decides what is to be written down and immortalized and why are some words left out? Who speaks those words? Why don't their voices get to be remembered? These are the questions that plague Esme Nicoll as she goes from playing under the sorting table in the Scriptorium to creating her own Dictionary of Lost Words.

The Kingdoms of Savannah

While some are calling this a romance, I would say that it is almost more of a coming of age story - even though our main character is in her 30s. It's about finding yourself, being comfortable in your own skin, and learning to stand on your own two feet. It's about relationships, understanding, and forgiveness. All that plus the beautiful Italian setting, this is definitely a perfect summer read.

One Italian Summer

While some are calling this a romance, I would say that it is almost more of a coming of age story - even though our main character is in her 30s. It's about finding yourself, being comfortable in your own skin, and learning to stand on your own two feet. It's about relationships, understanding, and forgiveness. All that plus the beautiful Italian setting, this is definitely a perfect summer read.