2019 · Bookish · Bradley W. Wright · Diversity · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · Why I Write??? · YA

WHY I WRITE??? #7 ft Bradley W. Wright

I write because I have a strong need to make art. I’ve always felt it. My first career was as a professional ballet dancer. Later I took up photography, printmaking, and painting. I began writing after my son was born. When you have a kid and a full-time job you don’t have long stretches of…… Continue reading WHY I WRITE??? #7 ft Bradley W. Wright

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Children's Book · Diversity · Hena Khan · Islam · Muslim · Own Voices

Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

Blurb Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when she hikes. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she…… Continue reading Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Historical Fiction · LGBTQIA · Madeline J. Reynolds · Queer · Romance · Sci-Fi · Time Traveling · YA

Book Review of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance

Blurb Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He’d rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn’t believe it…until he’s whisked away to…… Continue reading Book Review of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance

2018 · Adult · African Literature · Book Tag · Bookish · Children's Book · Chronic Pain Rep · Contemporary · Curiosity-Quills · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Eric smith · Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ( FSG) · HMH Books for Young Readers · Kim Savage · LGBTQIA · Lisa Brown Roberts · Lydia Kang · magic · Mental Illness · New Adult · Own Voices · Pintip Dunn · Rachel Hartman · Retellings · Sci-Fi · SFF · Steam Punk · Top # in # · Top 18 in 2018 · Tyrolin Puxty · WOC · YA

Top 18 in 2018: Awesome Books I Read in 2018

I really enjoyed working on this annual series last year, so I have decided to do it again for 2018. Today, I will be sharing with you my favorite 18 books that I have read this year. If you want to check my review for any specific title, then feel free to click on its…… Continue reading Top 18 in 2018: Awesome Books I Read in 2018

2019 · Bookish · Diversity · Indie Authors · LGBTQIA · Own Voices · Queer · Why I Write???

WHY I WRITE??? #6 ft Mina Waheed

I write for totally selfish reasons: it’s fun and it helps me smile. I am not a prolific writer; my brain doesn’t have a storage for lots of ideas yet, but I have poured some of my heart into the words I’ve let out so far. Writing Soft on Soft in 2018 wasn’t planned at…… Continue reading WHY I WRITE??? #6 ft Mina Waheed

2018 · 2019 · Asian Rep · Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Lydia Kang · Own Voices · Romance · Sci-Fi · YA

Book Review Of Toxic- A very unique Sci-Fi thriller that dwells on one’s troubling cogitations & showcases brilliancy when it comes to world-building.

Blurb Hana isn’t supposed to exist. She’s grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simply gone – along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she’s certain her mother wouldn’t leave her there to die. And Hana isn’t…… Continue reading Book Review Of Toxic- A very unique Sci-Fi thriller that dwells on one’s troubling cogitations & showcases brilliancy when it comes to world-building.

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Contemporary · Diversity · Eric smith · Fantasy · Fiction · Flux · Flux Books · Own Voices · YA

Book Review of The Girl and the Grove- A heartfelt Urban Fantasy that explores environmental activism, acceptance, family, and friendship!

Blurb Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And…… Continue reading Book Review of The Girl and the Grove- A heartfelt Urban Fantasy that explores environmental activism, acceptance, family, and friendship!