Book Review: Where the Missing Go

If you don’t like murder mysteries, this is not the novel for you. If you’re a psychological thriller junkie like I am, you should add it to your cart. Full disclosure, I received this book for free as part of my InfluenceHer Essentials Summer Box, which you might’ve seen me mention on my Instagram. I […]

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Book Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give may be in the Young Adult genre, but it should be read by everyone living in this country, regardless of age. My soon-to-be sister-in-law gave me this one after hearing glowing reviews from her students.  The novel by Angie Thomas is narrated by Starr, a 16-year-old black girl straddling the line […]

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Book Review: Small Admissions

I read Amy Poeppel’s novel Small Admissions in less than two days. It felt like I was reading about my friend group. Well, more like I was hearing about the drama surrounding a friend of a friend over cocktails, in the sense that you can’t help but be interested because it’s juicy but doesn’t affect your own […]

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Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be

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Think Netflix show 13 Reasons Why meets book-turned-movie Gone Girl. That’s how I’d describe Mindy Mejia’s novel, Everything You Want Me to Be.  While the novel focuses on a high-schooler, it’s anything but light. We learn right off the bat that the protagonist, Hattie, has been brutally murdered. What we don’t know is who did it—or why. The story is […]

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Book Review: The Futures

Do you ever feel like everything you’ve planned out for yourself is just falling apart? Maybe the feeling isn’t so dramatic—maybe something just doesn’t feel quite right. Whether consciously or not, we all start to plan our lives from the time we’re kids. College graduation tends to feel like the culmination of all of that […]

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Book Review: Between Shades of Gray

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“Whether love of friend, love of country, love of God, or even love of enemy—love reveals to us the truly miraculous nature of the human spirit.” – Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray Let me tell you about one of the most powerful novels I’ve ever read. Chances are, you haven’t even heard of it. I […]

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Book Review: All the Missing Girls

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Ever since Gone Girl hit shelves years ago, it seems like every novel with a dark topic and a crazy plot twist has been likened to it. This bothered me so much. The books I did read that were compared to Gone Girl were, in fact, nothing like it at all. I felt like reviewers were just blanketing a […]

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Book Review Round-Up

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Obviously, I’ve been more than a little M.I.A. lately. Who knew starting a new life would be so distracting?! I’m quite behind on posting book reviews for you guys. Since I read these ones before the madness of moving even began, let’s just say the details aren’t the freshest in my memory. Because of this, […]

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Book Review: A Certain Age

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You may have noticed that a few of the books I’ve reviewed here share a common time period: the 1920’s. I am unceasingly intrigued by the glamour and opulence of the time. Statement-making clothes, bold makeup, perfectly coiffed hair…and that’s just one aspect. The over-the-top parties and clandestine activities are sure to make any modern […]

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