Category: Book Recommendations & Lists

Books I’m Excited To Read for *Spooky Season* 2021

Posted September 1, 2021 in Book Recommendations & Lists / 0 Comments
Books I’m Excited To Read for *Spooky Season* 2021

I’ve always loved the fall season, but something about this year has me really excited for it. I’m talking my house is already decorated and it’s not even the end of August as I type this post! I think it’s because last year we didn’t get to experience it as normal due to COVID, and while this year is definitely still not “normal,” there’s at least a tiny more “normalcy” available now that vaccines are available and we can start going out a tiny bit more, and it also seems like less book releases are being delayed/pushed back. Therefore, I […]


Top 5 Books of 2021 So Far

Top 5 Books of 2021 So Far

I honestly can’t believe we’re at the halfway point of 2021…while 2020 felt as though it was the never-ending year, this year is FLYING by. I haven’t read quite as much as I hoped too (although I’m not too behind…as of now I’m only 5 books behind on my Goodreads reading goal) I still wanted to round up my top 5 favorite reads of 2021 so far. It will be interesting to revisit this list at the end of the year and see if my choices have changed! Devil in Winter | Read January 2021 | I started off the […]


Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021

Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021

One of my favorite aspects of book blogging is making lists, especially of my anticipated upcoming releases! Today I’ve rounded up the top 8 books I’m most excited for that are releasing in the second half of 2021 (you can see my picks for the first half of 2021 here!) I’m also linking up with Top Ten Tuesday for this week’s post too! How Moon Fuentez Fell In Love With the Universe (August) | I am always trying to read more books with Latinx protagonists and I’m interested to see how this novel incorporates influencer culture. Also, I LOVE the […]


Looking Back On My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020 | How Did They Do?

Posted December 31, 2020 in Book Recommendations & Lists, Books, Features / 2 Comments
Looking Back On My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020 | How Did They Do?

I LOVE end of the year wrap up posts. Not only are they fun to read, but they’re fun to write too- it’s so helpful to have a digital record on the blog of my roundups from each year, and today I’m going to be looking back at the books I deemed as my most anticipated 2020 releases and see how I ended up feeling about them! For reference, I made two lists of anticipated releases, one for the first half of 2020 and one for the second half of 2020. Not if a book has a half star rating, […]


Top Ten Books of 2020

Top Ten Books of 2020

December is one of my favorite months for blogging because there’s so many fun wrap-up posts to be made and read! Arguably the ~most important~ is the best books of the year lists that everyone comes up with! While this year I didn’t read quite as many books as I had hoped to, I did read many excellent books and the amount of 5 star reads I read this year is over double that of last year! I am thrilled to say that every single book on my “best of” list for 2020 was a strong 5 star rating for […]


National Hispanic Heritage Month Book Recommendations

Posted October 14, 2020 in Book Recommendations & Lists, Features / 0 Comments
National Hispanic Heritage Month Book Recommendations

Another wonderful element of the autumn season is that it coincides with Hispanic Heritage month, which runs from September 15th-October 15th. In recent years I’ve seen so much for Latinx/Hispanic representation in YA  and Adult novels and it’s something that I try to stay on top of, aiming for at least 10% of the books I read each year to feature Latinx protagonists/be written by Latinx authors. As a biracial,  Latinx woman (my mother’s side of the family is from El Salvador) I love seeing representation of Latinx culture in the books I’m reading, and wish it had been as […]


I Want to Read More Adult!

Posted August 26, 2020 in Book Recommendations & Lists, Features / 6 Comments
I Want to Read More Adult!

It’s no secret that I read a LOT of YA. I did start out as a YA book blog, after all! While I do read adult fiction too, it’s typically all in the romance genre, rather than the contemporary/literary fiction genre. Due to working remotely for the foreseeable future, my team at work has decided to start a virtual book club, and the general tastes of the books being suggested is definitely along the lines of contemporary adult fiction. In reading the synopsis of some of the suggested books, I realize I’ve definitely been out of the loop lately with […]


tbr selections inspired by folklore

tbr selections inspired by folklore

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been streaming folklore nonstop since it’s drop in late July, soaking in the lyrics, the stories, the sounds and unable to turn it off even when you’re not listening to it. I’ll admit I’m surprised that I like it so much considering I didn’t really become a Taylor fan until 1989 (aside from liking the occasional single from her country albums- Love Story is a bop). So I thought, why not channel my obsession with the album’s melancholy tones that perfectly match my quarantine mood with some selections from my TBR? It ended up […]


TTT: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

TTT: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

I adore making lists of upcoming releases I’m excited for (and reading those of others!) and I couldn’t resist linking up with Top Ten Tuesday this week to talk about the releases I’m most excited for that are coming out the latter part of this year (and having something positive to look forward to for the rest 2020 is a huge help!) I feel like I say this every year but there are SO many amazing titles coming out, I think the lineup gets better and better each year! If you’re interested in checking out my most anticipated releases from […]


Substitute Summer Vacation Reads

Substitute Summer Vacation Reads

I know I certainly didn’t expect 2020 to take the turn that it has, and in the name of social distancing and social responsibility, I am sure many of us have had to cancel or postpone plans. Personally, Max and I have had to cancel attending two weddings (the weddings themselves were cancelled too), a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean (I would be on it at the moment of writing this post, sigh) and our one year wedding anniversary trip to Disneyworld (we were going to stay at the new Grand Destino Tower resort). Though I recognize we are very […]