The Calico Books


Welcome back! First of all, can we just agree that April was like, 2 days?!  The beginning of April was a little slow for me reading and blogging-wise, but things really started to pick up for me the second half of the month. BOOKS READ – Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Auctor Trilogy by T. R. Wolf \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Heart of Danger (Nancy Drew Files #11) by Carolyn Keene \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️… Read More

Title: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters Pages: 387 Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery Published by: Amulet Books (Apr. 2, 2013) Summary In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate… Read More

Title: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Pages: 328 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: St. Martin’s Press (Feb. 26, 2013) Summary Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before… Read More

Hello!  March was a very slow blogging month for me – I think I only wrote 3 posts the entire month.  I sort of went on an unexpected blogging hiatus, but I am happy to say I finally really feel like blogging again!  Luckily, just because my blogging was in a slump, my reading was not.  I still didn’t read a whole lot, but it was better than February, and I thoroughly… Read More

Title: Ebo by L. Lombard Pages: 312 Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult Published by: Morning Rain Publishing Summary Following a series of brutal attacks at her British Columbia university, and fearful of the strange premonitions that plague her, Josephine abruptly returns to England and the grandmother who raised her. She cannot dismiss the handsome face, the haunting eyes, or the disturbing feelings that are stirring deep inside. So many questions from her past remain… Read More

Hello! Can you guys even believe it is March already?!  I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer and the spring flowers to show up!  February was kind of a reading slump-y month for me.  To be honest, I feel like I always read a super small amount in February. 🤔 BOOKS READ I only completed 2 books in February! – A Valentine Secret by Emily Murdoch \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Intermission by Serena Chase \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ STANDOUT BOOK… Read More

Hello! Once again, I’m combining December and January’s wrap up, because it just felt silly to write a separate one for December and then January.  I want to start fresh and stay on track next month, and honestly, if I wrote them separately, I probably wouldn’t get January’s wrap-up up until the middle of February…So, here we are! BOOKS READ December – Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The… Read More