“‘Have some more of the tuna casserole. I certainly enjoy watching a young child…

“‘Have some more of the tuna casserole. I certainly enjoy watching a young child eat.’” 💚 • Wow this book was hard to put down. It was put on my radar after so many friends started raving about the Netflix series of the same name. I knew I’d want to read it first and I’m … Read more

“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels….

“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels.” 💙 • This definitely started out giving me John Green vibes but it ended up being more satisfying because for me, the characters of Violet and Finch felt a little more authentic to me- they had a little more dimension. … Read more

“He’d got dressed and made himself breakfast- a bagel with peanut butter.” • …

“He’d got dressed and made himself breakfast- a bagel with peanut butter.” 💙 • gmabookclub with another amazing pick this month ! I loved this one- it was a 5 star read for me! It made me laugh and cry and was the perfect cozy, wintery read. It has great characters, realistic relationships and challenges … Read more

“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” • So many laye…

“She picked grapes out of a plastic bag, chewing as she spoke.” ❤️ • So many layers to this book. The premise is Polly, an undocumented Chinese worker, goes to work at the nail salon one day and does not return. She has an eleven year old son, Deming, and this book explores what happens … Read more

“Bacon warmed in the oven alongside Belgian waffles.” • Hoooheee this one is H…

“Bacon warmed in the oven alongside Belgian waffles.” 💜 • Hoooheee this one is HOT and SPICY y’all! Baseball player Travis Ford is best friend of Georgie Castle’s brother so she’s always been looked at as the little sister until recent events make Travis see her for the grown up woman she is! It’s a … Read more

“‘Little auntie,could you bring out more of your bean sprout soup? It’s so good …

“‘Little auntie,could you bring out more of your bean sprout soup? It’s so good that I don’t think one pot will be enough.’” 💜 • Thank you alcovepress for this ARC. This book is available now! If you are a lover of historical fiction, you will want to check this book out and if you … Read more

“Jack out a slice of Preacher’s apple pie on a plate, covered it with Saran wrap…

“Jack out a slice of Preacher’s apple pie on a plate, covered it with Saran wrap and left the bar to walk across the street.” 💙 • I first heard of this series when someone told me about the Netflix show. When I found out it was based on a book series, I had to … Read more

“My mouth watered at the thought of sinking my teeth into a sweet, fluffy concha…

“My mouth watered at the thought of sinking my teeth into a sweet, fluffy concha de chocolate.” 💙 • Another 5 star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pick from calbookclub ! I read along last month and got to hear writerreynagrande speak with the group! Moving and compelling memoir about a young girl growing up in Mexico with her … Read more

“He came over that night for a coffee.” • This is a quiet, heavy and heartbrea…

“He came over that night for a coffee.” ❤️ • This is a quiet, heavy and heartbreaking multigenerational story of a Métis family. At the center of the story is a crime that impacts the members of this First Nations family of mostly women. It’s told through multiple perspectives and from those stories we get … Read more

“There’s a juice box and a bag of potato chips on my desk in my cell” • I’ve b…

“There’s a juice box and a bag of potato chips on my desk in my cell” 🧡 • I’ve been loving reading books in verse – I think it’s such a powerful format and can reach a wide audience . I know there are many students who attend the charter high schools I work for … Read more