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Book Review: The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa

Book Summary: In the small Palestinian farming village of Beit Daras, the women of the Baraka family inspire awe. Nazmiyeh is brazen and fiercely protective of her clairvoyant little sister, Mariam, with her mismatched eyes, and of their mother, Um Mamdouh, known for the fearsome djinni that sometimes possesses her. When the family is forced by the newly formed State of Israel to leave their ancestral home, only Nazmiyeh and her brother survive the long road to Gaza. Amidst the…

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January ’20 Wrap Up

Hello! I can’t believe the first month of 2020 is already over, what?! I was so excited for 2020 to be my best reading year but I started it with *sobs* a reading slump. I’m absolutely devastated. Hopefully this gets better in February and I can catch up on my Goodreads challenge and some of the books I have on my tbr. Anyway, I hope you all had a good reading month! Here’s my monthly wrap up for the month…

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Book Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Author: Emma Lord Genre: YA Contemporary Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: January 21, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Book Summary: Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of…

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My Most Anticipated Books for 2020

Happy New Year! I hope this year (and decade) brings you joy, success, happiness and peace. And lots of books! For my first post of the year, I wanted to share my most anticipated releases. It’s a long list, but since my Goodreads Challenge for 2020 is 200 (maybe more) books, I think it’s justified lol. Enjoy! Romance: Inappropriate by Vi Keeland (January 20th) Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (January 21st) The Kissing Game by Marie Harte (February 4th) The…

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Reading the World Challenge

Hello! Happy Holidays!! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in so long, hopefully next year I’ll be much more active with this blog. This blogpost is about the ‘Reading the World’ challenge I’ve decided to start next year. I’ve been wanting to do this for so long and I finally decided to get on it. 2020 is the year I finally start doing things I’ve been wanting to do, and why not finally start this challenge as well? Of course, I…

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NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag

Hello! This is my first year doing NaNoWriMo and I am both super excited and super nervous. I usually hate giving myself deadlines because I rarely am able to meet them, but I think I’m going to try this out and see how it is! Anyway, I found this lovely NaNoWriMo tag on Sophie’s Corner, so check out their post as well! Let’s do this!! Tell me about your NaNoWriMo project this year! Give me a blurb! I absolutely suck…

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We Need Better Middle Eastern Representation in Books

Hello! Today’s post is about something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. As a Middle Eastern reader and blogger, it’s something I feel is very important to talk about, and almost no one does. So here we are. I don’t know how long this is going to be, but I am feeling very rant-ish. In the book community, we often have discussions about representation and how we can do better by marginalized communities. There are movements dedicated…

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Book Review: Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright

I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own. Author: Julie Wright Genre: Romance Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing Release Date: October 21, 2019 Rating: ★★★★ Book Summary: A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.   When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the…

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TBR: October ’19

Hello! I’ve been waiting for October to arrive so I could read all the spooky and dark books I had on my tbr and it’s finallyyy here! I am so excited to read these books. Here is my tbr for the month, hopefully I get around to reading all of them: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped…

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Book Review: Chasing Beverly by Ashlynn Cubbison

I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own. Title: Chasing Beverly Author: Ashlynn Cubbison Publication Date: September 29th, 2019 Genre: Contemporary Romance Rating: ★★★ Book Summary: Two people. One chance to let it all go. Seeking redemption, Beverly Morgan has spent the last four years building an empire that was someone else’s dream. Devoted to her work, a handful of friends, and an array of charities, she’s been able…

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