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Book Review: An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi

It’s 2003 and the United States has declared war on Iraq following the September 11th attacks two years earlier on the World Trade Center in New York City. Shadi, who is already navigating strained friendships, family tragedies and existing as a Muslim in a post-9/11 society, now has to deal with raids at her Mosque, racism at her school and worries about becoming the victim of a hate crime. Even though she’s American, people don’t […]

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Book Review: “The Mary Shelley Club” by Goldy Moldavsky

Thank you to Netgalley for providing an advanced reader copy of this title in exchange for a fair and honest review. Rachel Chavez is trying to forget something horrible that happened to her, so starting at a different school and making new friends seems like the best way to put the straight out of a horror movie event behind her. It isn’t easy to fit in at Manchester Prep, though, so when members of the […]

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Books I Can’t Wait to Read in 2021

Is your to-read list miles long? In 2020, I managed to knock a few things out I’d had on my list for a while, but with a new year comes new titles. So it’s growing again! I thought I’d share a few highly anticipated reads that are coming in the first half of 2021! What are some books you can’t wait to pick up in the new year? Let me know in the comments 🙂 […]

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Favorite Books of 2020

At time of writing, I’ve read 80 books in 2020! That surpassed my Goodreads goal of 72 and I expect I’ll get a couple more in before the end of the year since I have the week after Christmas off. I tried to read a wide variety of titles this year, including children’s books. Thanks to BookTrib, I became one of their book influencers and have had the opportunity to read and review some new […]

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Book Review: ‘Concrete Rose’ by Angie Thomas

Instead of sayin, “Damn, he did this, he did this,”just be like, “DAMN! He grew out of that? He came out of that?”That’s what they should say, y’knowhatImean?All the trouble to survive and make good out of the dirty, nastyy’knowhahatImean unbelievable lifestyle they gave meI’m just tryin to make somethin..-Tupac, “The Rose That Grew Out of Concrete” You may remember Maverick Carter as the father of Starr Carter in the breakout hit novel, The Hate […]

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Book Review: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Prudence does not like Quint at all. And as fate would have it, they’re partners in science class where Prudence basically does all the work, ensuring they’ll get an A. So when the grades come back and a C mars her otherwise perfect record, she loses it. Her teacher agrees to let them have a do-over but only if they work together. Quint wants no part of it, but after Prudence reluctantly agrees to volunteer […]

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