“He tried eating his two favorite foods – McDonald’s chicken nuggets and macaron…

“He tried eating his two favorite foods – McDonald’s chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese- but couldn’t keep them down.” 💛 • This was a solid addition to the conversation about the opioid crisis in America. The subject matter is important and absolutely worth reading about and understanding. I like the human interest angle because … 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

“Her caramel brownies became the talk of the marquee.” • Perfectly delightful …

“Her caramel brownies became the talk of the marquee.” 💙 • Perfectly delightful holiday read! I love a good romance read during the holiday season and this one fit the bill. It’s set in a little town called Blexford in the UK and the small town setting just works for all the cozy feels. Quite … Read more

“Evie, I brought you General Tso’s chicken. If you want it, you will have to do …

“Evie, I brought you General Tso’s chicken. If you want it, you will have to do what normal people do and have conversations.” 💙 • This was a really cute and funny enemies-to-lovers romance that was heavy on the pranks, light on the romance. I found it to be sweet and liked that the relationship … Read more

“‘What was your go-to bagel order?’ he asked, deftly changing the subject. ‘Blue…

“‘What was your go-to bagel order?’ he asked, deftly changing the subject. ‘Blueberry, with extra cream cheese…’” 💙 • So much fun!!! I kept telling my daughter that I would save this book for her to read in a few years. It’s an alternate history YA romance that imagines America with a Royal family instead … Read more

“I’ve got half a bag of salt and vinegar chips stuffed in the glove box.” • Su…

“I’ve got half a bag of salt and vinegar chips stuffed in the glove box.” ❤️ • Such a unique read – it alternates between Sadie’s POV and a podcast by a fictional host, West McCray. It’s a heartbreaking story and there’s a lot of intense content so please look for trigger warnings before picking … Read more

“Sydney clicked on the radio in the kitchen, the sun from the day still on her s…

“Sydney clicked on the radio in the kitchen, the sun from the day still on her skin, and pulled out Aunt Clara’s lemon bar recipe.” 💛 • Very similarly to the first book in this series, I think it’s a perfectly fine beach romance you could pick up at your local grocery store while on … Read more

“He’d promised her homemade pizza and lemonade while they worked on her collecti…

“He’d promised her homemade pizza and lemonade while they worked on her collection , and she was happy for the diversion.” 💜 • Perfectly fine beach romance you could pick up at your local grocery store while on vacation and enjoy. It pulls at some heartstrings as Hallie grieves her beloved Aunt Clara and attempts … Read more

“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to S…

“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to Sonic Drive-In, and we sucked down blue coconut slushes at an outdoor table.” 💙 • Read along with unabridgedpod last month for the and I loved that this was a YA book with great Native representation by an author. I also really liked … Read more

“‘Good morning, honey,’ Mom says, and tells me breakfast is a quarter of a water…

“‘Good morning, honey,’ Mom says, and tells me breakfast is a quarter of a watermelon that’s been sitting in a corner of our refrigerator for a week.” ❤️ • Read this one in February with unabridgedpod for the and we had a great discussion! This book really hit close to home, as we went through … Read more