Category Archives: Fiction

Review: Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston

Redwood and Wildfire is the latest read in my fantasy/historical fiction stint that I’ve been working so hard on. This novel has a lot to offer written by Andrea Hairston, as it merges many of my favorite fictional elements together. Continue reading

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Review: The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

If you haven’t heard about The Cartographers yet, please take a minute to sit down and look it up! I immediately fell in love with Peng Shepherd’s book, as it is SO different from what I usually read. Best of all, it blends mystery with fantasy, providing the best of both worlds. Continue reading

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Review: Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho

There is something so charming about romance and food, don’t you think? Perhaps I was so drawn to Rebecca Carvalho’s Salt and Sugar. This YA novel has a bit of a twist in that it is both romance and a retelling of Romeo and Juliet – bakery style. Continue reading

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Review: Beach Wedding by Michael Ledwidge

Beach Wedding by Michael Ledwidge is perhaps a bit of a paradoxical title, as who would ever picture something horrible happening at a beach wedding? And yet this read is very much a suspenseful thriller book, making it perfect for those that love the genre. Continue reading

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Review: Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades

It’s debut time! But seriously, there’s nothing I love more than picking up a debut novel, especially if it is in one of my favorite genres. Written by Daphne Palasi Andreades, Brown Girls is one of those books that begs to be read. Continue reading

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Review: Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

Burntcoat wins the award for one of the most graphic novels I’ve read in 2022. And I don’t necessarily mean graphic in the gory sense. It’s a bit hard to describe – but anyone who has read Sarah Hall’s latest novel probably knows exactly what I’m talking about. Continue reading

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Review: True Biz by Sara Novic

Once again, I find myself saying thank you to BOTM – without it, books like this would have missed my radar completely (there are just SO MANY books to watch out for!). True Biz, written by Sara Novic, is a young adult novel that portrays a world that most of us have never personally experienced. Continue reading

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Review: Joan Is Okay by Weike Wang

Joan Is Okay is the latest novel by Weike Wang, and as her Chemistry novel is still stuck in my mind, I wanted to give this one a go. It’s a contemporary fiction novel addressing complicated women. Continue reading

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Review: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

I wish I was in charge of handing out book awards because I would certainly give one to Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. This novel is delightful and hits so close to home, showcasing a world not that far from our past. Continue reading

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Review: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Pieces of Her is one of my latest BOTM choices, mostly because I regretted not grabbing it the previous month! I know this isn’t a new release, but I just had to try it. Before you ask, no, I haven’t seen the adaptation yet. I’m still unsure if I will – I tend to like my thrillers in novel format (maybe because it lets me control the pace a bit more?). Continue reading

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