The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

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I've been having a fantastic time putting together my Curated Bookshelf every month, but there are some themes where I just can't find 12 books for it (yet). So I've decided to share these shorter lists on Mondays (most Mondays, at least). I hope you enjoy! Well, it's been a while since I've posted one … Continue reading The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

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Welcome to this month's Curated Bookshelf! I'm a romantic at heart and Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday, so I'm quite happy February is finally here again. Of course that meant I thought long and hard about this month's theme. I considered featuring my favorite love stories, but, what with celebrating 13 years … Continue reading The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 18, 2023

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 18, 2023

Book Highlight: Misrule by Heather Walter

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Title: Misrule (Malice #2) Author: Heather Walter Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: May 10, 2022 Genre: Fantasy The Dark Grace is dead. Feared and despised for the sinister power in her veins, Alyce wreaks her revenge on the kingdom that made her an outcast. Once a realm of decadence and beauty, Briar is now wholly … Continue reading Book Highlight: Misrule by Heather Walter

Book Highlight: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

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Title: The Oleander Sword (The Burning Kingdoms #2) Author: Tasha Suri Publisher: Orbit Publication Date: August 16, 2022 Genre: Fantasy The prophecy of the nameless god—the words that declared Malini the rightful empress of Parijatdvipa—has proven a blessing and curse. She is determined to claim the throne that fate offered her. But even with rage in … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

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Take a look at the wish I made at the beginning of 2022: There’s a book I want to read this year. I don’t yet know what that book is. But it’ll make me fall in love with reading all over again. This is my bookish wish of 2022: That I find the book that … Continue reading My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – December 14, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – December 14, 2022

My Favorite Women’s Fiction and Romance Read of 2022

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If I'm moving away from mysteries and thrillers, I think I might be moving towards Women's Fiction and Romance because I read more of these this year than last year. I do prefer women's fiction over romance, but they're usually blended together. There have been more romances I've enjoyed this past year, but I still … Continue reading My Favorite Women’s Fiction and Romance Read of 2022

Book Highlight: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Cass Grafton and Ada Bright

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Title: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen (The Austen Adventures #1) Author: Ada Bright and Cass Grafton Publisher: Canelo Publication Date: September 12, 2019 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Cass Grafton and Ada Bright

Book Reviews: The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique by Samantha Verant + A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza

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Really, these two books have nothing in common, except their December publication dates. One is women's fiction/romance set in Paris that involves a ton of food and romance between two chefs. The other is a domestic thriller that involves mother-child relationships. They really shouldn't be paired together, except for the fact that one is by … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique by Samantha Verant + A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza