My July TBR: Discover Strong Characters and New Releases
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by Sarah
2w ago
The Gist: Discover my top book picks for July, including the thrilling fantasy The Hunger of the Gods and the captivating historical novel Great Circle, and get inspired for your summer reading! ••• We’re finally — and officially — into summer here in Canada! The past three months (since I finished school) have flown by. All that to say, I’m thrilled to share my July TBR with you all! Summer is the perfect time to lose yourself in a good book, whether lounging by the pool, relaxing at the beach, or enjoying a quiet evening on the porch. So, while I have reading challenges guiding which reads ..read more
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My Exciting June TBR: Epic Fantasy, the Best Nonfiction, and New Releases
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by Sarah
1M ago
About: Explore my June TBR with a diverse selection of anticipated reads, including epic fantasies, compelling nonfiction, intriguing new releases, and feminist retellings like Kaikeyi and Babylonia! ••• It’s embarrassing that it’s nearly mid-year (looking at you, July 2nd!), and this is the first TBR of 2024 I’ve posted. Obviously, I’ve been frightfully inconsistent with my blogging. Transitioning into 2024, I became overwhelmed by all the new start-of-the-year content, setting up my 2024 reading journal, and starting my last semester of grad school (at least for the next few years). I’ve al ..read more
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Fall Reading Guide: Dive into 10 Captivating New Releases
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by Sarah
10M ago
Quick Take: Cozy up this fall with my Fall Reading Guide, featuring 10 exciting new releases to keep you entertained as the leaves change, including the first-ever authorized novel to return to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House world. ••• I’ve compiled a fall reading guide featuring my top ten anticipated releases for this fall (spanning from September to November)! Most of these books have fantasy or paranormal vibes, creating the perfect fall atmosphere. A consistent theme in all these books is the promise of strong character development and exploration of complex interpersonal r ..read more
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August Wrap Up: 25 Books Read
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by Sarah
10M ago
About: Explore my August Wrap Up featuring 25 books with a 4.03-star average rating. Discover a long-awaited romance favourite and my mystery/thriller journey! Overview August Blog Updates August Bookish Updates April Wrap Up: 25 Books Read Book Review: Weyward by Emilia Hart Outline August Reflection and Into September Reading Challenges and Goals Books I Read This Month August Stats Top of My Want-to-Read List September TBR August Reflection and Into September While it’s the end of September, I’m happy that I managed to get my August wrap out before October. After the succ ..read more
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26 Reasons to Get Excited: My Ultimate Summer Book Haul
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by Sarah
10M ago
About: Checkout my summer book haul of 26 exciting books, including a few perfect fall transition reads. I’m not just summarizing plots but digging into why I bought each book. Overview My last book haul was almost a year ago, in November 2022. Of course, I didn’t stop buying books. But, different from my old book haul posts, this post will focus on why I purchased each book – what drew me to it and why I’m excited to read it – rather than re-summarizing the plot/listing its tropes. To break down this book haul, here are a few standouts: Most Anticipated? Blood Gift by Vela Roth since it’s th ..read more
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Gorgeous Yet Sorrowful: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
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by Sarah
1y ago
Series: Standalone Release Date: January 30, 2020 <strong>Synopsis:</strong> Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident. So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative st ..read more
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11 Holiday Romances to Read this Winter
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by Sarah
1y ago
Quick Take: Eleven books to read this winter, including four new holiday romances I’ve hauled and some old favourites featuring a few grumpy Heroes. This post combines a book haul with a holiday recommendation list since I’ve only recently hauled four Christmas romances. I haven’t done a single book haul in 2022, so I thought publishing at least one before the year was over would be a good idea. My last book haul was posted almost a full year ago on November 30th, My Hiemal Book Haul. I lucked out that the Holiday Season is right around the corner, and I decided to purchase some holiday roman ..read more
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Searching for Someday (Searching For, #1) by Jennifer Probst
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by Sarah
1y ago
Series: Searching For* Release Date: November 26th, 2013 <strong>Synopsis:</strong> From “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA TODAY) comes the first in an irresistible new series – a spin-off series of the bestselling Marriage to a Billionaire series – featuring a matchmaker who falls for a man who doesn’t believe in love. ~ jenniferprobst.com Kate has given up on love – at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to sense a romantic connection between two people – a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches ..read more
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Intriguing and Relevant: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
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by Sarah
1y ago
Series: Standalone Release Date: January 15, 2019 <strong>Synopsis:</strong> In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores begin t ..read more
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