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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]

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GUIDE TO: My Favorite Books by Black Authors

I'm loving that in the past week book Twitter and Bookstagram have been full of book recommendations by Black authors and anti-racism educational texts. My phone is full of screenshots so I can add them to my Goodreads TBR. But, we have to make an effort to actually read all these books and support BIPOC… Continue reading GUIDE TO: My Favorite Books by Black Authors

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ROMANCE WEEK: Romance Recommendations II

It's no secret that we read our fair share of romance novels. Apparently, we've read (and loved) so many that we have enough for a second romance rec post! If you'd like to check out last year's recommendation post you can do that here. Red,White, Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (review) What else can be… Continue reading ROMANCE WEEK: Romance Recommendations II

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BLOGMAS DAY SIX: Nonfiction Mini Reviews + Nonfiction Recommendations

In 2019 I challenged myself to read more nonfiction, by reading one nonfiction book a month and it actually went okay. I am not someone who shies away from nonfiction. I like learning more about topics that I am interested in and do pick up some nonfiction without prompt, but I wanted to make a… Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY SIX: Nonfiction Mini Reviews + Nonfiction Recommendations

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BOOK TAG: The Netflix Book Tag

The Netflix Book Tag was originally created as a YouTube tag by Whitney @ A Darker Shade of Whitney and was then converted to a blog tag by Heather @ The Frozen Book Blog. I stumbled upon it on Perfectly Tolerable. Recently Watched – The last book you finished reading. I'm currently in the middle… Continue reading BOOK TAG: The Netflix Book Tag