Book List: Shakespeare Retellings

Back into retellings of the classics, what can be more classic than Shakespeare? And there have been a lot of his plays retold of late. If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 4.22 Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may…… Continue reading Book List: Shakespeare Retellings

Book List: Jane Austen Retellings

Retellings are so fun, and fairy-tales aren’t the only thing that can be retold. There seems to be a surge lately in books that retell classic stories. Since Pride and Predjudice is a fan (but not my) favorite, I thought I’d do a list of Jane Austen retellings. The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia…… Continue reading Book List: Jane Austen Retellings

Book List: Peter Pan Retellings

All you need is faith, trust, and pixie dust! And maybe some good book recs. Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 3.73 It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding…… Continue reading Book List: Peter Pan Retellings

Book List: Beauty and the Beast Retellings

Another day, another list of fairy tale retellings. And Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites! I think it’s because I’ve always related to Belle, a bookish misunderstood character who craves adventure. Or maybe it’s the tension of enemies-to-lovers before I even knew what that was. But anyway, here are some books to…… Continue reading Book List: Beauty and the Beast Retellings

Book Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St Martin’s Press)

So, I accidentally joined five book clubs this year. Three are with various friends and two from Instagram and Tiktok–but five clubs are nothing I can’t handle. One that’s meeting this very weekend (which I’m admittedly nervous for since I don’t know everyone) is reading The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. This book was already…… Continue reading Book Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St Martin’s Press)

Book List: Alice in Wonderland Retellings

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you know I am such a sucker for retelings. Especially fairy tale retellings. And what’s more of a classic fairy tale than dear old Alice? So let’s jump down this rabbit hole! Heartless by Marissa Meyer Genre: YA Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.09 Catherine may be…… Continue reading Book List: Alice in Wonderland Retellings

Book List: Space Adventures

Hi all! I’ve been traveling so that’s why I’ve been a bit MIA from this blog but I’m back, ready to recommend some books where they travel amonst the stars! The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer Genre: LGBT Science Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 4.34 After the first settler on Titan trips her distress signal,…… Continue reading Book List: Space Adventures

ARC Review: Shake That Cream by Ellen Black (E.L. Marker)

Many thanks to Booktasters and the author, Ellen Black, for the e-arc of her memoir in exchange for an honest review. Shake That Cream by Ellen Black is her memoir about how she grew up and survived in a cult, heavy with abuse and shame. When offered, I immediately jumped at the chance to read…… Continue reading ARC Review: Shake That Cream by Ellen Black (E.L. Marker)