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BOOK REVIEW: Take the Lead

Take the Lead by Alexis Daria(Re)Publication Date: February 14, 2023 I love Alexis Daria and I was so excited to learn about her debut novel when I heard they would be republishing it with a cute illustrated cover. Seriously, I love this cover.  This book doesn't release until 2023 so you will have to wait… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Take the Lead

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SUMMER SPRINT: Sad Summer Book Recommendations

This post is born from our slight frustration at seeing so many summer recommendation posts that promise light & fun reads, only to fill their list with books containing BIG SAD MOMENTS. So we thought we would share an intentional list of books that are sort of summery and heart-warming, but full of sad times… Continue reading SUMMER SPRINT: Sad Summer Book Recommendations

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ROMANCE WEEK DAY SIX: Updated Romance Recommendations

It has been awhile since we did a romance recommendation post and so...this one is long. Also, if you've been following our reviews/posts for the past couple of years, there will not be many surprises. This post is organized by sub-genre into the categories of contemporary, historical, and novella. We don't read much from the… Continue reading ROMANCE WEEK DAY SIX: Updated Romance Recommendations

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RECOMMENDATIONS: Audiobooks That Are Great to Listen to on Runs

Maybe this is a niche post, but my favorite posts to write are always the ones that combine books with my other interests. Not that I would really consider running an interest. It's more like something I do to relieve anxiety and stress. When I run I mostly listen to music, but occasionally I will… Continue reading RECOMMENDATIONS: Audiobooks That Are Great to Listen to on Runs

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SUMMER SPRINT: Short Book Recommendations [Part 2]

We are both fans of a short book or a quick read that flies by! A few years ago we posted this "Guide To: Catching Up on Your Goodreads Goal" where we shared a bunch of short book recommendations & then last year posted our Short Book Recommendations. We have read quite a few more… Continue reading SUMMER SPRINT: Short Book Recommendations [Part 2]

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BOOK REVIEW: Hana Khan Carries On

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin Publication Date: April 13, 2021 This is apparently a “You’ve Got Mail” retelling? Or is inspired by the movie? I don’t know that movie bc I was a toddler when it came out and surprisingly my parents did not prioritize showing me romantic comedies when I was young.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hana Khan Carries On

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BOOK REVIEW: The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar Publication Date: May 1, 2020 TW: homophobia, racism, forced outing CW: religion, cultural appropriation, Harry Potter mentions Plot: Nishat just came out as a lesbian to her Bengali family and it did not go great. It does not help that a girl from her childhood moved back to town… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Henna Wars

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ROMANCE WEEK: Romance Novels Written by Black Authors [recommendations]

It's not really a secret that the romance genre, is overwhelmingly white. This Guardian article is worth the read if you are unfamiliar with that claim. So, as avid romance readers, we try to read, support, and promote romance authors of color to show publishing that we love seeing diverse stories. Since it is Black… Continue reading ROMANCE WEEK: Romance Novels Written by Black Authors [recommendations]

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SUMMER SPRINT: Short Book Recommendations

Last year we put together this GUIDE TO: Catching up on your Goodreads Goal and this is basically part 2. Use this post for catching up on your Goodreads goal or just for a time when you want to read some short books. Poetry: As always poetry is a good go to for short books.… Continue reading SUMMER SPRINT: Short Book Recommendations

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SUMMER SPRINT: Audiobook Recommendations [Part 2]

Welcome to the Summer Sprint! During this week we will be posting something everyday. If you want to check out last year's posts see them here. We hope you enjoy these posts and that you are staying safe during these challenging times. We did a post last summer which describes how to listen to audiobooks… Continue reading SUMMER SPRINT: Audiobook Recommendations [Part 2]