Gifts for Every Type of Reader

I’m a last minute gift buyer, but it’s time to start at least thinking about what to get people for Christmas. For those of you who still need to complete your shopping list or for those of you who haven’t started, like me, here are some ideas for every type of reader in your life.…… Continue reading Gifts for Every Type of Reader

Book List: Found Family

It’s officially the holiday season! It’s the time of year where there’s countless parties, feasts, and get togethers with our often dysfunctional families. But we don’t have to define family like blood–a found family and group of trustworthy friends can sometimes be more loving and supportive than a birth family might. Which makes this the…… Continue reading Book List: Found Family

Book List: Man in Uniform Romance

A lot of people love romance novels. And a lot of people also love a man in uniform. These then are your perfect combination. Descriptions from goodreads. If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher Genre: Romance Average Goodreads Rating: 3.55 Violet Covington pens Dear Sweetie, the most popular advice column in the state of North…… Continue reading Book List: Man in Uniform Romance

Book List: Frankenstein Retellings

It’s a monster! Or is the true monster the man? In honor of Halloween coming up, let’s look at some retellings of Mary Shelley’s (perhaps the inventor of the horror genre) most famous work. Book descriptions come from Goodreads. Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi Genre: Horror Average Goodreads Rating: 3.57 From the rubble-strewn streets…… Continue reading Book List: Frankenstein Retellings

Do Protagonists Need to be Likable?

Let’s settle this age-old question. I’ve had a lot of people tell me they didn’t like a book because they didn’t like the main character, which is fair. I tend to dislike a book if I dislike the protagonist, but it depends. If I dislike a character because of personality traits that I don’t personally…… Continue reading Do Protagonists Need to be Likable?

Book List: Enemies to Lovers

Today’s list is dedicated to a trope that is scary good. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.09 Jude grew up in the faerie land with her adoptive father–a red cap who killed her parents. Being a mortal in the land is hard when everyone looks down on her–especially evil…… Continue reading Book List: Enemies to Lovers

Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

For the rest of the month, I’m going to try to fit the “spooky season” theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it starts October 1! I like to be surrounded by all things creepy, and that includes my reading choices. And what’s more fitting than witches? What’s more scary than a community turning their…… Continue reading Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

Book List: Criminal Romance

My last book list was romances where the love interest was rich. But what if the love interest was on the other side of the law? Make sure to check the trigger warnings of these! Transcending Darkness by Airicka Phoenix Genre: Romance Average Goodreads Rating: 4.11 Juliette Romero had a debt to pay, a debt…… Continue reading Book List: Criminal Romance

Book List: Billionaire Romance

Taking a break from all the magical and fantastical recommendations to give you a list of romances to read this fall. Why not imagine yourself as the protagonist falling in love with a rich person? It might go against all my feminist beliefs, but sometimes the idea of marrying rich and not having to do…… Continue reading Book List: Billionaire Romance

Book List: Mermaids

I am on vacation along the Carolina coast and being so close to the ocean reminds me of books with fantastical sea creatures. Not to mention Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid coming soon which I’m so excited about. So here is a list full of mermaids and sirens if you can’t wait like me. To Kill…… Continue reading Book List: Mermaids