How We Fight For Our Lives

Author: Saeed Jones Star Rating: 5/5 ⭐️ Goodreads Synopsis: Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir. Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his ownContinue reading “How We Fight For Our Lives”

The Flatshare

Author: Beth O’Leary Star Rating: 5/5 ⭐️ TW:  Gas lighting, emotional abuse, and stalking Goodreads Synopsis:  “Tiffy and Leon share a flat Tiffy and Leon share a bed Tiffy and Leon have never met…  Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, butContinue reading “The Flatshare”

Whisper Me This

Author: Kerry Anne King Rating: 4/5 ⭐️ TW: Domestic Violence Synopsis: Maisey has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precariousContinue reading “Whisper Me This”

End of Year Reading Plans

Happy November! With the holidays upon us and only 7 weeks left in the year, I’ve been thinking about what I would like to read and attempting to complete my Goodreads goal. Below are some of the books I’m most excited to read over the next seven weeks. Becoming by Michelle Obama I’m incredibly excited forContinue reading “End of Year Reading Plans”

The Wife Between Us

Author: Greer Hendricks 4/5 ⭐️ Method: audiobook TW: Abuse If you enjoyed: The Banker’s Wife Synopsis from Goodreads: When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is aboutContinue reading “The Wife Between Us”

Summer Reading Update

Labor Day weekend is here and the first week of school is over which means summer has officially ended. I’m sad to see it go, but fall is my favorite time for reading! I didn’t quite hit all my reading goals for the summer, but I’m proud of what I have accomplished. Here’s a linkContinue reading “Summer Reading Update”

The Summer of Chances

Synopsis: Donovan Jordan is a young and handsome Jazz Band director navigating a career in education in a new and challenging city. Yearning for change (and a few extra dollars), he forms a Jazz/R&B band with his friends. Managing the band, his career and love life with an “on again off again” girlfriend gets intenseContinue reading “The Summer of Chances”

Summer Reading Plans

I don’t know about you, but I find that I’m a mood reader so creating a TBR for each month doesn’t usually go very well. So I’ve decided to set goals instead. I have two goals I would like to complete this summer. The first is to bust my Book of the Month (BOTM) backlogContinue reading “Summer Reading Plans”

Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda

I know I’m a million years late, but I finally read Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda by Becky Abertalli and I fell in love instantly. It’s the feel good novel I was looking for. I gave it a 5 star rating, partly because of the post-read high and partly because Goodreads still doesn’t allowContinue reading “Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda”

5 Ways to Get Books on a Budget

If you’re anything like me, you’ll sacrifice good food and “necessities” to purchase books. I’m here to tell you that you can have both!  Here are some of my favorite ways to get books without crying at my checking account balance. 1. The Library There are a couple ways to borrow books from the library.Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Books on a Budget”