Rom-Coms

Everyone has watched a Rom-Com once in their life! From Pretty Woman to Hitch. People either admit they love Rom-Com novels or secretly hide their love of them (guilty pleasure). Rom-Com novels are typically a fast and easy read for me. But I have a soft spot in my heart Read more





Reading! How and where do you read?

Ebook? Kindle? Physical book? Phone? Audio books? Quiet place? In bed? Waiting in line at the Doctor’s office? While the kids are asleep? On the beach? Or on the couch? There are so many places to read and enjoy the written word. That is why I just love reading! I Read more


Overdrive vs. Libby

As a reader, I get this question a lot- Libby or Overdrive? Well, I use both but in different ways. Libby is basically an app that was released by Overdrive. The differences between the two are minimal. It is more about the reading experience. It is basically a different way Read more


Reflections on 2019

I love the month of December as a book reader. It is that time of the year, where I can reflect on every book that I read for the last year and figure out the books to read when starting the new year! I also always hit my goals how Read more





Finished my yearly goal

With one more month to spare, I finished my goal of 130 books for 2020. I wanted to aim for 150 books. Life happened though. I started a new job in September 2019, which reduced my reading time. Overall, this year was excellent though. I hit my goal, and am Read more





How to Guide: Write a book review

How to write a review for a book: Share a summary of the book without giving away spoilers or too much detail. A lot of people read reviews BEFORE they read the novel. Try to avoid spending too much time on this, because people can read the summary of the Read more


How to Guide: Goodreads friends

How to make more friends on Goodreads: Copy your link to your profile and paste it into social media book clubs/groups. To copy your link How to make more friends on Goodreads: Copy your link to your profile and paste it into social media book clubs/groups. To copy your link Read more


How To Guide: Goodreads Giveaways

How to enter Goodreads Giveaways: *A note: You cannot enter a giveaway on the app. You can on your phone but you must use the browser. You can always use a computer as well. 1. Sign into your account on www.goodreads.com 2. Go to the top of the page and Read more




Book Mail Alert:”Meg and Jo” by Virginia Kantra

I got this ARC today! I have been waiting for this novel ever since I heard about it! It releases December 3, 2019. I will post my review after I have completed it! OMG I cannot wait! Here is the Goodreads summary of the novel! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45899334-meg-and-jo


YA vs. Adult Fiction

Everyone always asks me, “What is the difference between YA (Young Adult) and Adult books?” Well, the answer is not as easy as you may think it is. YA or Young Adult can be split into two categories Middle Grade Fiction and Young Adult Fiction. Adult books can be split Read more




How to obtain, promote, and review ARCs

How to get ARCs: What are ARCs? They are called Advanced Readers’ Copy. It is a pre-released copy of a book in exchange for an honest review on social media, Goodreads, Amazon, etc. When you hear people talking about “book mail,” typically it is an ARC. Social Media (Instagram and Read more


Spice up your next Book Club meeting with these ideas

Spice up your book clubs with these ideas! Themes for your book club: Periods of time (Modern British Literature, World War 2 era, Roaring ‘20s. etc.)Travel (Around the World in 80 books, a book with the setting of each state, etc.)Author (Stephen King, Nicolas Sparks, Ray Bradbury, etc.)Series (Harry Potter, Read more


Book Mail Alert: “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins

I got this arc today from Flatiron Books! It releases in January. I have attached the Goodreads summary to this blog post. I cannot wait to read this book! I am so thankful to have received this arc! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45046527-american-dirt?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=jhs2oLdQQ6&rank=1






Book Mail Alert:”Remembrance” by Rita Woods

I received this ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) today from Macmillan Publishing and Forge Books. It is called “Remembrance ” by Rita Woods. Here is a link to Goodreads for this book. I am VERY excited to read this book! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45046609-remembrance?from_search=true&qid=VJivoblA8h&rank=4 It will be ready to publish on January 21, 2020. Read more



Dystopian Novels: Suggestions and Common Themes

Suggested Dystopian books YA Suggestions “The Giver” by Lois Lowry “The Hunger Games” Series by Suzanne Collins“Divergent” Series by Veronica Roth“Uglies” series by Scott Westerfeld“Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline“The Lunar Chronicles” series by Marissa Meyer“Life As We Knew It” series by Susan Beth Pfeffer“The House of the Scorpion” by Read more