Review: An American Marriage

So I’m departing a little bit from my Feminist Lit February TBR with the task of reading a feminist freebie. I was originally planning to read Beloved by Toni Morrison, but I just couldn’t get into it. It was a difficult narrative style to keep up with and I didn’t like the story, so I decided to stop forcing it. Ironically enough, I replaced it with An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, which I also didn’t particularly enjoy, but more on that below. Continue reading

Review: Wrong to Need You

Wrong to Need YouI have another super exciting review to share with you today! Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai was on my list of most anticipated books this fall, so I’m beyond excited that I got a chance to read it early and share my thoughts with you.

The publisher provided me with an advanced digital copy of Wrong to Need You via Edelweiss in exchange for a review.

Wrong to Need You is the sequel to last summer’s hit, Hate to Want You. Jackson Kane fled his hometown a decade ago after being wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s back, and he’s still in love with Sadia Ahmed—the widow of Jackson’s brother who is struggling to stay afloat and take care of her young son after her husband’s untimely death. Continue reading

Review: A Hope Divided

A Hope DividedI’m so excited to review A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole with you! It’s one of my most anticipated books coming out this fall, and I read it in less than a day after getting my hands on it.

The publisher provided me with an advanced digital copy of A Hope Divided via NetGalley in exchange for a review.

A Hope Divided is the sequel to An Extraordinary Union, which I think might be one of my favorite romance novels I read this year. It follows the story of Ewan and Marlie, who meet when Marlie administers aid to Union soldiers imprisoned in a Confederate POW camp. But when Ewan escapes from the prison and finds himself at risk of being caught by the Home Guard, he is forced to hide away in Marlie’s laboratory where she makes tisanes and poultices to help heal people. Continue reading

Rereading HP: The Philosopher’s Stone

Philosopher's StoneEeek! I’m having so much fun rereading Harry Potter! I don’t think I’ve picked up this series in more than five years, so it’s definitely time for a reread.

I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone more than 15 years ago as a nine-year-old. I believe my mom started reading the series out loud to me and my siblings and cousins, but I quickly became invested and started reading ahead on my own. I’ve read the book innumerable times since then, but it’s been awhile since my last reread and I’m definitely overdue. Continue reading