YA Review Roundup: Emergency Contact & The Poet X

YA Review Roundup: Emergency Contact & The Poet X

It’s not often anymore that I find myself reaching for YA, but there have been some amazing new releases recently that I couldn’t resist, and ended up loving. If you’re looking for a great spring read to take you into warmer weather, there are two I can’t recommend highly enough — Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi, and The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. […]

Rhode Island Crime: Down City and Crimetown

Rhode Island Crime: Down City and Crimetown

Good morning! It’s really (like, really) rare that I pick up nonfiction. I actually picked up Down City by accident, thinking it was a thriller of some kind while I was at the bookstore. Even once I realized it wasn’t, I was intrigued by the premise — a daughter looking back at the murder of her mother when she was only […]

Review: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

Review: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

When I heard about the premise of Rainbirds I was immediately intrigued. A dead sister, a brother on a quest for the truth, all taking place in a small town in Japan? I was sold. I picked it up as my Book of the Month pick for March, but a few chapters was all it took to see that this was not […]

Review: What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka

Review: What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka

When I read Kristen Lepionka’s debut novel, The Last Place You Look, last year, I completely fell in love with the writing, the plot, and the driving force of the book, Private Investigator Roxane Weary. Once I saw that it was listed as “Roxane Weary #1” on Goodreads, I’d been hoping that meant more were coming. Enter What You Want to See, […]

Rom-Com Recommendations: Roomies and The Wedding Date

Rom-Com Recommendations: Roomies and The Wedding Date

Good morning! Recently, I’ve been into lighter books, reaching for a contemporary over a thriller for the majority of the month. I had two that really stood out that I wanted to review together. Contemporary romances are hit or miss for me, and nothing seems to compare to The Hating Game for me. But, these two are excellent contenders for follow […]

Review: Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Review: Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

It’s extremely rare that a book sticks in my head the way Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee has done for me. I finished this book about two weeks ago, and typically, don’t bother writing reviews if I don’t do it right away. Either I’ve moved on, or don’t care enough to do a full review. But this book […]