2020 Reading Challenges Mandy is Joining (Hold on tight, because, y’all, there are so many??) pt. 1

Last year, Sha and I were determined to join in a few more readathons and challenges. However, like I always do, I decided to do the extra with my 2020 reading plans. Instead of making the logical leap to one or two reading challenges after enjoying the few readathons I did last year, I, well, … Continue reading 2020 Reading Challenges Mandy is Joining (Hold on tight, because, y’all, there are so many??) pt. 1

New Year, New Me: 5 YA Books with Main Characters That Reinvent Themselves

Happy (belated) New Year, everyone! Sha and I have been on hiatus, so it's the first time that we can properly wish everyone that. Much like the characters we are discussing in this post, every year, many people sit down and decide to create new goals and resolutions for the new year. With a new … Continue reading New Year, New Me: 5 YA Books with Main Characters That Reinvent Themselves

The Best Books of 2019, a Hitlist

all books on this list were published in 2019. list created by Sophie @ Beware of the Reader SHA read 29 books released in 2019. MANDY read 66 books released in 2019. BEST COVER (Sha) BEST ROMCOM (Mandy) BEST SUSPENSE (Mandy) BEST HISTORICAL (Sha) BEST CONTEMPORARY (Sha) BEST FIRST WORK (Mandy) BEST SERIES (Mandy) BEST SCIENCE FICTION … Continue reading The Best Books of 2019, a Hitlist

10 Books to Look Out for in 2020

2020 is bringing all the good, sound books, and I'm here today to bring you a few because ... you might be wanting them too??? Also, literally no surprise to anyone: most of them are spooky and ghostie related. The King of Crows by Libba Bray The breath-taking finale to the epic New York Times bestseller, The … Continue reading 10 Books to Look Out for in 2020

Try a Chapter (Yallfest 2019 Edition)

One day, I will stop putting "(Yallfest 2019 Edition)" after literally every single post. I have faith!! I had done a tag like this before where I tried a chapter or two of a book and then shared my thoughts on how I felt about it. I had 5 books left to go the week … Continue reading Try a Chapter (Yallfest 2019 Edition)

🌍 6 Books that Occur in Fictional Lands 🌏

Title: House of Salt and Sorrows Author: Erin A. Craig Pages: 416 Release Date: August 6 2019 Publisher: Delacorte Genre: Fantasy Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives … Continue reading 🌍 6 Books that Occur in Fictional Lands 🌏

October Wrap Up & November TBR: aka the month I failed to get my act together but crossed off a bunch of authors I wanted to see at Yallfest 2019

Well, the Yallfest binge was read, and I think I mostly completed it? I still didn't read everything I wanted, but here we are! 🧚 fairy blessing: I'm going to Yallfest next month!! 🧚 fairy blessing: I sort of got my reading rhythm reading again, and I finally read a decent amount of books. 🧙 stepmother's curse: I read, like, nothing … Continue reading October Wrap Up & November TBR: aka the month I failed to get my act together but crossed off a bunch of authors I wanted to see at Yallfest 2019

🧙 4 Book Recs with Fairy Godmothers 🧙

Title: How to Fracture a Fairytale Author: Jane Yolen Pages: 304 Release Date: November 15 2018 Publisher: Tachyon Press Genre: Fantasy Fantasy legend Jane Yolen (The Emerald Circus, The Devil’s Arithmetic) delights with these effortlessly wide-ranging transformed fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed, … Continue reading 🧙 4 Book Recs with Fairy Godmothers 🧙