Book Review: ‘How It All Blew Up’ by Arwin Ahmadi

“Eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi always knew that coming out to his Muslim family would be messy, but he wasn't expecting it to end in an airport interrogation room. Now, he's telling his side of the story to the stern-faced officer. Amir has to explain why he ran away to Rome (boys, bullies, blackmail) and what he was … Continue reading Book Review: ‘How It All Blew Up’ by Arwin Ahmadi

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Book Review: ‘Girl Out of Place’ by Syl van Duyn

“A coming-of-age story set during the liberation of the Dutch East Indies. At the end of the war, Nell is released from a Japanese internment camp in Java. While searching for her father in the chaos, she meets Tim, a young man who is looking for his family too. Nell’s journey takes her first to Singapore … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Girl Out of Place’ by Syl van Duyn

Book Review: ‘Dear Reader’ by Cathy Rentzenbrink

“For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Dear Reader’ by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Book Review: ‘Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish’ by Bethany Turner

“Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanaugh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel’s other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish’ by Bethany Turner

Book Review: ‘All the Stars and Teeth’ by Adalyn Grace

“As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer - the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it's never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery … Continue reading Book Review: ‘All the Stars and Teeth’ by Adalyn Grace

What I Read in August

I’ve managed to read 17 books in August, but only one of those I made a plan to read to. I’m terrible at planning my TBR and somehow always ending reading books spontaneously. But it seems that almost all of the books I have read this month have been absolutely amazing, and it’s so hard … Continue reading What I Read in August