The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner: A Beach Bag Must-Have

Some books just scream summer reading. The covers alone make you want to pack up and head for the beach, and the setting and characters are perfectly designed to complement the smell of the salt air. Jamie Brenner’s The Forever Summer is exactly one of those novels and is an absolute necessity if you’re heading … More The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner: A Beach Bag Must-Have

The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams: A Wickedly Delicious Ride

When I sink my teeth into a Beatriz Williams novel, I know that I’m in for a decadently delicious treat. I know that I’m going to meet a narrator dripping with effervescence and personality, that I’m going to be swept away to another era, and that I’m quite possibly going to fall head over heels … More The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams: A Wickedly Delicious Ride

The Good Widow: The Darkly Thrilling Read of the Summer

There’s nothing like the feeling of picking up a new book, thinking you’ll read a chapter or two, and suddenly realizing you’ve been sucked into a time warp because five hours have gone by and you still haven’t moved, eaten, or even taken a shower, and although your stomach is grumbling, you still can’t get … More The Good Widow: The Darkly Thrilling Read of the Summer

Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-Read: Playing with Fire (SVH #3)

There are a lot of downsides that come along with moving, like packing, unpacking, searching for the iron for a good three weeks, and finding little bits of tape pretty much everywhere you look. An upside to moving? Finding gems like this: That’s right, friends. Moving may have interfered with my blogging schedule, but now … More Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-Read: Playing with Fire (SVH #3)

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella: A SO Perfect Read (#NoFilter Needed)

It seems like everyone nowadays is feeling the pressure to create an Instaperfect life. Our newsfeeds are filled with people sharing how #blessed they are with their perfectly plated #instafood and their #nofilter selfies and sunsets. Even those of us who only post–oh, I don’t know–pictures of our dogs are more apt to share adorable … More My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella: A SO Perfect Read (#NoFilter Needed)

To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Book for Library Lovers

I’ll never forget my hometown’s library. I can still remember the excitement of heading down the cement steps into the children’s room, the scent of the card catalogues, and the thrill of graduating to a “grown up” library card, which meant—joy of all joys!–being able to check out more books. It was where I learned … More To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Book for Library Lovers