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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer Pages: 484 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (Jan. 29, 2019) Summary Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious… Read More

Title: Human(kind) by Ashlee Eiland Pages: 224 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (Apr. 7, 2020) Summary A talented storyteller and peacemaker asks: Can kindness kindle a revolution? “Ashlee teaches by example how to live with courage and compassion, and I believe her perspective and voice will be deeply meaningful to so many people.”–Shauna Niequist Long before polls, protests, and political issues divided us, we were joined by a humanness that… Read More

Title: The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee Brestin Pages: 256 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Living Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (July 23rd, 2019) Summary Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today. Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of… Read More

Happy New Year!  Last year may not have been the best reading year for me, but of the books that I did read, so many of them were absolutely incredible.  I definitely read a few books that I can safely say are now on my list of all-time favorites. In no particular order, my favorite books of 2019 are:

Welcome back to another Countdown to Christmas book recommendation!  I may have missed last week, but nevertheless, I’m back!   Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. Today’s pick is The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand! On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried… Read More

Hello! I can hardly believe it, but it’s Christmas Eve, Eve, and the final Countdown to Christmas of 2018!! 🎄😱  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. This week’s pick is Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost. When Holly White’s fiance cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken… Read More

Welcome to week 3 of Countdown to Christmas! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  Last week was so busy, I ended up taking a break from Countdown to Christmas, but this week I am back. Today I am actually featuring two books, because my niece wanted to share a Christmas book of her own! Today’s picks are A… Read More

t’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Cozy, Wintry Reads I absolutely love this week’s topic!  So many books instantly came to mind.  Here’s ten of them:   What are some wintry reads that you would recommend?❄⛄ Thanks for reading!  

Hello and happy Sunday! I just realized we are officially a week into October, so I thought it was time for me to do my September wrap-up.  September was a bit of a slower month for me, blogging and reading wise, because school was kicking my booty.  Luckily, I’m more into the swing of things now, and I’ve started to have a bit more time to read and blog again! So, overall,… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature, started by Breaking the Spine and continued by Wishful Endings, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s pick is: A MAP OF DAYS RELEASING OCTOBER 2nd, 2018 Synopsis The #1 bestselling series returns with a thrilling new story arc set in America! Vintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition—full-color images. Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed… Read More