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The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: loss of family, orphaning, war, war crimes, rape, death. Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars Review: This novel has been all over #bookstagram, reading lists, and bookstore recommendations, so when a friend of… Read More ›

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March Monthly Wrap-Up

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! It feels wonderful to have mild temperatures, birds singing, green green grass, and SUNSHINE. I finally feel like I’ve come out of hibernation! Along with the wonderful slide into the season, I’ve kept up on reading this… Read More ›

Southernmost by Silas House

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: LGBTQ, prejudice, religion, kidnapping, divorce. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: Local Kentucky author Silas House is considered a treasure to the area. Being relatively new, I didn’t know much about him… Read More ›

A Night With Silas House & Friends

Silas House is a local Kentucky author whose latest release, Southernmost, happened to be a local church group’s book club pick. For their group discussion, a quick pop-up event was held in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard in… Read More ›

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: cancer, death, shooting, hunting. Goodreads Rating: 2 Stars Review: This book came out on top for the IRL book club’s July read. It was a close race between Love & Gelato,… Read More ›

How #Bookstagram Helped Me Find a Book Club In Real Life

I joined bookstagram about six months ago, and I absolutely love the community (the algorithm on the other hand…. Grr!). I love how supportive everyone is, how nice it is to see a feed full of books and bookish things,… Read More ›

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: rape, bullying, sex. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: I’m pretty sure I started to read this while I was in middle school and couldn’t get into it, so I decided to… Read More ›

#OyWithTheGilmoreGirlsBooktag

So I follow HappyWhenImReading.com (you should too!) and she posts some really fun stuff, like this #GilmoreGirls book tag! So, being that I just finished reading Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham, I’m in such a Gilmore… Read More ›

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: relationships, isolation, death, miscarriages, kidnapping. Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars Review: “Put the things you can put right today, and let the ones from back then go. Leave the rest to the… Read More ›

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: race and racism, slavery, death, abuse, rape. Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars Review: It took me a lot longer than I expected to read Someone Knows My Name, and here’s why: It’s… Read More ›

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