Showing posts from November, 2020

Review: Admission

 Admission By Julie Buxbaum 304 pages, publication date December 1,2020 Delacorte Press Note; I received this book directly from the publisher via Net Galley to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.  From Goodreads:   It's good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer. She's headed off to the college of her dreams. She's going to prom with the boy she's had a crush on since middle school. Her best friend always has her back, and her mom, a B-list Hollywood celebrity, may finally be on her way to the B+ list. It's good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer--at least, it was, until the FBI came knocking on her front door, guns at the ready, and her future went up in smoke. Now her mother is under arrest in a massive college admissions bribery scandal. Chloe, too, might be facing charges, and even time behind bars. The public is furious, the press is rabid, and the US attorney is out for blood. As she loses everything she's long t

Mini Reviews: The Midnight Library and Anxious People

  Happy Friday, friends! I know I've been a slacker in the blogging department lately. To be honest, I am not a fan of the new blogger as far as formatting posts go....anyone else not a fan?  However, I've definitely still been reading books! I thought posting these mini reviews would be an easy way for me to get some more content going on here, since I'm already writing these reviews for Goodreads and Instagram. These two books are both books I can't stop thinking about days (or even weeks) after finishing them!   The Midnight Library was a fantastic read. It really made me think, and  I really related to Nora on so many levels. The book really highlights  how our choices affect our lives and the lives of others, as well as shedding light on mental health struggles in a very real way. Though this book tackles serious topics, it's done in an entertaining way.  I loved seeing what was in store for Nora in each of her parallel lives--she had a myriad of different exp

Cover Reveal: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Behold THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel (“a powerful and dazzling voice in historical fiction,” says NYT bestselling author Patti Callahan). Kristin’s evocative new coming-of-age World War II story will be in stores everywhere on July 6, 2021 from @Gallery Books. Mark your calendars and start planning your summer reading early. Pre-order NOW!     SYNOPSIS: After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what’s happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occu

F is for Friday: November 13

     F is for Friday   Hosted by:  Nomadic Worlds   Description: Close out the workweek and get ready for the weekend by answering four questions:   F  – Feature your latest book sobsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read):     You all have been telling me for YEARS to read this book and I finally read it! It was absolutely fantastic! However, I think I liked The Great Alone SLIGHTLY more. It's close. But I 100% recommend this one. I  – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend :       I am LOVING this book so far! I'll definitely finish it this weekend.   F  – Favorite quote of the week/day :      "She imagined seeing herself as just another brilliant freak of nature. Just another sentient animal, trying their best. And in doing so, she imagined what it was like to be free." The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, page 143 When I read this part in the book I just had to stop and reread. I totally related.    F  – Five things you’r

WWW Wednesday: November 4

    WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words .   The three W's are:  What did you just finish reading? What are you currently reading?  What do you think you'll read next?    Recently Finished     I loved both of these books! Troubles in Paradise was such a great end to the Paradise series. I highly recommend all three books! I also finished Transcendent Kingdom ( review here ) and it's now on my list of all time favorite books! I LOVED it.   Currently Reading     Enjoying both of these books so far! Up Next     Probably one of these? Not sure yet! What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!