New Book Releases for August 13, 2019

It’s Tuesday! Here are the new books coming out today! The Accidentals by Minrose Gwin Black Light by Kimberly King Parsons Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power by Sady Doyle The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Hossain Inland by Téa Obreht Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, […]

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Alabama… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Alabama. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee I can’t think of a more famous book that takes place in Alabama than the American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.  Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg […]

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America… in Books

One of the reasons I’ve always loved to read is that a good book can transport you to a whole new life, whether it’s a new planet or a new small town. I love novels that spend time building up the setting so that you really get a solid idea of where the story is […]

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Doctor Strange: A Separate Reality by Steve Englehart – A Review

Doctor Strange: A Separate Reality by Steve Englehart Illustrated by Frank Brunner Comic Books | Fantasy Published by Marvel Comics Released April 29, 2002, First Published in 1974 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Doctor Strange has been my favorite Marvel character since my boyfriend first introduced me to the comic book world. It’s no surprise really, as […]

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August Book of the Month Unboxing

I love Book of the Month so much. For August I decided to go a bit crazy (in the most vanilla way possible) and select three books. If you’re new to Book of the Month, they are an absolutely wonderful monthly book subscription box. Each month, they select five books that you can choose from for $14.99, […]

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab – A Review

Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab Fantasy | Science Fiction Published by Tor Books Released September 24, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Vicious was one of the first books that the online book community turned me on to; it just took me a couple of years to finally read it. And oh my my, I loved it. […]

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A Toni Morrison Reading List

Author Toni Morrison died earlier this week August 5th, 2019.  I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of this influential author, but I wanted to talk about why she’s so important and leave a reading list of her books down below. One of the reasons that Toni Morrison has been such a powerful figure in […]

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10 Fantasy Series I Want to Read

Fantasy has been my favorite genre of literature since I was a child. I love whimsy, new worlds, magic, swords, and so many other classic elements of fantasy. It’s the genre that I read most frequently, but there are so many fantasy series that I still need to read. Here are the ten that I’m most excited about! […]

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Off the Grid by Robert B. McCaw – A Review

Off the Grid (Koa Kāne Hawaiian Mystery #2) by Robert B. McCaw Mystery | Crime Published by Oceanview Publishing Released July 2, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Off the Grid is a book that would typically be out of […]

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New Comic Book Releases for August 7, 2019

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics. Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase […]

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Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala – A Review

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Knopf Released March 5, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’ve never had a book destroy me emotionally as much as Wave did. I can’t imagine anyone reading this and not bawling throughout it. It took me a week to get through this memoir that is under 300 pages because it was […]

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New Book Releases for August 6, 2019

It’s Tuesday! Here are the new books coming out today! All the Water in the World by Karen Raney The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang First Cosmic Velocity by Zach Powers Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig Let’s Call it a Doomsday by Katie Henry Lost You by Haylen […]

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Doctor Who: Nothing O’Clock by Neil Gaiman – A Review

Doctor Who: Nothing O’Clock (E-Short #11) by Neil Gaiman Science Fiction | Short Story Published by Puffin Released November 21, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: This is another book that I read for the 2019 Reading Rush, this time for the prompt “Read a book with a non-human main character.” I was coming down to the […]

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – A Review

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Magical Realism Published by William Morrow Books Released June 18, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I re-read Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane during the 2019 Reading Rush as my selection for the “Read a book with five or more words in the […]

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Lost You by Haylen Beck – A Review

Lost You by Haylen Beck (pseudonym for Stuart Neville) Mystery | Psychological Thriller Published by Crown Publishing Group Upcoming Release: August 6, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I received a free finished copy of this novel from Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review. “Even though logic and reason told her otherwise, she knew the moment […]

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