July 2020 Reading Challenge: Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Title:  Reasons to Stay AliveAuthor: Matt HaigPublisher: Penguin BooksPage Count: 272Publication Date: 2016Category/Genre: Non Fiction, Science, Mental Health, Health, Pyschology, Memoir, Autobiography, Self HelpGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.16)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live. Like nearly one … Continue reading July 2020 Reading Challenge: Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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Greetings friends, It has been a wild 1.5 years filled with book reviews, discussion questions, reading challenges, and blogs. That means…. lots and lots of reading — Huzzah! While I’ve loved writing and connecting with folks over the lifespan of this page, I have started shifting towards Instagram platform more often. I have found that … Continue reading Announcement

June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Title:  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers Page Count: 359 Publication Date: 2012 Category/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, LGBT, Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.34) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire … Continue reading June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Title:  The FamiliarsAuthor: Stacey HallsPublisher: Mira BooksPage Count: 344Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Witches, GothicGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.89)My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.8) Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, is with child again. None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir. Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor’s … Continue reading Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Title:  Imaginary Friend Author: Stephen Chboksy Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Page Count: 705 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, Suspense Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.49) My Rating: ★★★☆☆(3.5) Imagine… Leaving your house in the middle of the night. Knowing your mother is doing her best, but she’s just as scared as you. … Continue reading Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Book Club July 2020: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Blazer + Bray Page Count: 444 Publication Date: 2017 Category/Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Race, Social Justice, African-American Culture Good Reads Rating: ★★★★★ (4.52) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy … Continue reading Book Club July 2020: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas