I’ve been a bit MIA but I just had to come back and blog about my favorite small town series! If you don’t already know, I had a soft spot for an Alaskan Yeti named Jonah (my main book boyfriend, ha!). So did Marie, his best friend. But she had to watch him fall in love with someone else over the span of 2.5 books. Well now our loyal friend Marie is getting her own well-deserved story. AND, I fear the Yeti may have lost his top spot as my book boyfriend to Tyler Brady (whom I pictured as Sam Hunt).
To rewind, if you haven’t read The Simple Wild series…you MUST! Besides the building love story of the main characters – you cannot help but fall in love with the quaint town and its supporting characters. Which is why I screamed in excitement when I was able to get access to an advanced copy of veterinarian Marie’s story, Running Wild. OH MAN WAS IT GOOD!It was so nice to be back in Alaska…even in the middle of winter here in the Northeast I didn’t mind the fictional cold.
Publish date: May 11, 2021 by Berkley
Category: Romance, Rom-Com
People We Meet on Vacation is now available!
Get your orders in with your local bookstores!
From the author of Beach Read (my 2020 Book of the Summer) comes my 2021 Book of the Summer: People We Meet on Vacation!
Before I jump in I know its been a hot minute since I’ve graced my small corner of the internet with my presence…you know a new baby, the pandemic, a new job and then another new job I’ve been a bit preoccupied. I hope everyone is safe and healthy: I’m sending you all positive vibes. Thank you for sticking around xo
Publish date: September 8, 2020 by Atria
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Anxious People pubs today! Backman Fans: get your orders in with your local bookstores now!
My first Backman book was A Man Called Ove, then I went on to read Beartown and Us Against You; I instantly became an auto-buy Backman fan so when Atria Books provided me with an advanced reader ebook I felt like I WON the lottery!!
Anxious People did not disappoint, the writing was MAGNIFICENT. so clever and sharp. I loved every single character. It wasn’t a thriller per se, but it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
True to its title, my anxiety level while reading was super high.
“When men oppress their fellow-men, the oppressor ever finds, in the character of the oppressed, a full justification for his oppression.” Douglass, amazingly, summed up the history of racist ideas in a single sentence.” ― Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Published: March 10th 2017 by Novel Audio
Length: 19 hours and 8 minutes, narrated by Christopher Dontrell Piper
Category: Nonfiction, History, Race, African American History National Book Award for Nonfiction (2016), National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for General Nonfiction (2016), Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2017)
I want to live in a world where no man’s life is valued more or less than another’s. And it saddens and enrages me to say that I don’t believe the world is so; this HAS to change. Black Lives Matter.
I am joining @melanatedreader‘s Juneteenth buddy read for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in Americato listen, to learn, unpack my privilege, to hold myself accountable in supporting change. Read More »
“I’m no expert, but I remember reading somewhere, every time you retrieve a memory, that act of retrieval, it corrupts the memory a little bit. Maybe changes it a little.” – The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel
4 disco balls
Published: March 24, 2020 by Knopf
Category: Literary Fiction
It was low-key haunting: there is a slow eeriness to it.The writing is simply beautiful.Read More »
Publish date: April 28, 2020 by Riverhead
Category: Literary Fiction, Coming of Age
Little Family pubs today! Check out your local bookstore for ordering details.
I stayed up way past my bedtime one night so I could finish.When I was trying to find the words to describe my reading journey, I was having some difficulty in finding the right words to portray just how quietly beautiful the written words were. When this happens I usually re-read the book jacket for a spark and the word “tender” immediately jumped out at me. It is the perfect word to describe this book.Read More »