Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – 3 stars

My son and I were so excited when we heard that Suzanne Collins had written a prequel to the Hunger Games series. We preordered The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and began reading it as soon as it was released. Having loved The Hunger Games and Catching Fire (we enjoyed Mockingjay a little less) and […]

Book Review: In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow – 5 stars

I can’t begin to tell you where this book came from or how I got my hands on it but I LOVED IT! Definitely my favorite book of the year so far! The characters and the story are both so compelling and real…you feel like you know Knot, Otis Lee and their friends and family […]

Middle Grade and YA: What’s On My Nightstand? September 28, 2020

I really do love Middle Grade and YA novels and, right now, my nightstand is chock full of titles that I can’t wait to get to! Today’s list contains ten titles that are as varied as they are exciting: everything from a more serious YA look at gender identity and teen love to a fun-filled […]

What’s On My TBR? September 21, 2020

Here’s another little glimpse into my TBR! 10 titles that I’m dying to get my hands on. (A little secret: I’ve actually started a few of them because I can’t help but dip into titles I’m really looking forward to!) This list is 40% nonfiction…which is HUGE for me. Given, most of that nonfiction is […]

15 Great Books for Young Readers – Ages 4- 8 Years Old

I have loved reading to my son since the day he was born. Honestly, during those long winter months after his birth, I often laid him on the bed and read book after book to him. I’ll definitely be making a list of board books that we loved…but today, I’m highlighting one of our favorite […]

What’s on My Nightstand? September 21, 2020

Oooh…this list is exciting. It’s full of Middle Grade, YA, adult and non-fiction titles and there are some REALLY intriguing ones in there! What’s On My Nightstand? September 21, 2020 I have only begun one or two of these but there are specific reasons why I’m excited about each of them! I call those out […]

What’s Waiting on My E-Reader – September 14, 2020

If you haven’t already recognized this fact: I’m reading multiple books in multiple formats, all the time! I usually have one paper book, several audiobooks and a ton of e-books going at any moment and, for whatever reason, I don’t seem to struggle with switching between stories. That being said, today, I want to show […]

2018 Was a Very Good Year…for Books!

It’s easy to find new, hot releases that are being touted non-stop! But what if you want to find some solid backlist titles that you haven’t checked out yet? 15 Fabulous Backlist Titles from 2018 I know there were some great books that I read in 2018 that you haven’t explored…so today’s list is all […]

Time to Preorder: 22 Books to Look Forward to in October 2020

Do I have a big list for you today!?! I love to know what’s coming down the pike to read for next month so I’ve created a HUGE list of choices just for you. 22 Books to Love in October 2020 Including Middle Grade, YA, fiction, non-fiction, novellas and essays and a wide variety of […]

11 Books I Read and Loved in 2019!

2019 was a great reading year for me and I can’t overlook the opportunity to introduce you to all the great books I read. Books I Read and Loved in 2019 They span the gamut from sweet Middle Grade novels to gritty, Southern adult fiction but every book I mention here was fantastic and memorable! […]