Month: February 2020

This Train is Being Held by Ismeé Amiel Williams | ARC Review

Posted February 24, 2020 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
This Train is Being Held by Ismeé Amiel Williams | ARC Review

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more novels with Latinx characters by Latinx authors, and I was thrilled to find that This Train Is Being Held featured not one but two Latinx protagonists, I was thrilled! The story follows Isa, a white passing, half Cuban ballerina, who meets Alex, a Dominican-American aspiring pro-baseball player, on New York public transit. Existing in different classes, social circles, and areas of New York, they keep running into each other on various trains until they realize there is definitely a spark between them that they both can’t deny. While this is […]


January 2020 Month In Review

Posted February 19, 2020 in Features, Month In Review / 4 Comments
January 2020 Month In Review

Ah, the first month of a new decade! As usual, I kicked off the the New Year with my birthday early on in the month and enjoyed some additional time off of work for it after the holidays. Max and I had a quiet celebration at home and with my family, including seeing Little Women and trying out a delicious new restaurant! The rest of the month was really filled with getting back into the swing of things at work (so hard after the holidays), continuing to unpack our new home, and wishing for warmer weather. January was a LONG […]


The Grace Year by Kim Liggett | Review

Posted February 17, 2020 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett | Review

There’s something exciting about going into a story knowing very little about it, and that was my experience with The Grace Year. I had, I suppose, read the synopsis at one time when I added it to my TBR way back when, however I tend to forget synopses really fast and only vaguely remembered it having a Handmaid’s Tale and Lord of the Flies vibe. I’ve been leery of dystopian for a while now since the YA market became so over-saturated with them a few years ago in the wake of The Hunger Games, but I find that more often […]


The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black | Review

Posted February 10, 2020 in Books, Reviews / 4 Comments
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black | Review

I always start the books in this series with a sense of skepticism. Not because they have personally done anything wrong to me, but because I’m 1) Not always a fan of fae books and 2) Always skeptical of a fantasy book that’s under 400-500 pages. But Holly Black always pulls through and manages to write a tale of intrigue, action and simmering tension without all of the boring fantasy fluff, and The Queen of Nothing was no exception. It was a gripping conclusion to a trilogy that focuses on a purposely plotted narrative that gives readers the romance, magic […]


Monthly TBR Plan: February 2020

Posted February 5, 2020 in Features, TBR / 12 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: February 2020

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 7/100* Books Read *Wish me luck as I try to read more books in 2020 than ever before! I did OK […]


The Diviners Series Review by Libba Bray (Books 1-3)

Posted February 3, 2020 in Books, Reviews / 7 Comments
The Diviners Series Review by Libba Bray (Books 1-3)

I tried the start The Diviners several years ago (I think in 2013 or 2014), checking it out from the library but quickly returning it unread as I was intimidated by its size. However, I really do love historical fiction and knew a lot of readers who adored the series, so when The Diviners Readalong was announced by some of my favorite folks in the book Youtube community, I knew it would be a great opportunity to finally commit! I decided to tackle these giant tomes via audio book and am so glad I did- it’s really the best way […]