• Best Books of 2021 So Far
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    Books I Read in March 2021

    Happy April!  March was an interesting month for me — it’s when life felt like it was finally returning to normal. We’ve had some beautiful weather in Nashville, my boyfriend and I have had some more weekend activities pop up, and we are both scheduled to get our vaccines next week. Things are looking up! Despite everything going on in life, I managed to finish seven books in the month of March – I’m now up to 20 books read in 2021, which is a huge accomplishment for me. Let’s get started! one | How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi — E-Book Kendi’s book on antiracism differs…

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    Hyped Books I Can’t Wait to Read

    I can’t be the only one that sees the same book over and over again on Bookstagram and Booktok, right? I know I’m bound to be disappointed by these (I usually am at least a little let down by anything that’s overhyped), but it doesn’t make me want to read them any less. Let’s get started! one | Shadow and Bone (series) by Leigh Bardugo Because the Netflix show is coming out soon, this is the only thing I see on my TikTok. Between Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo might be the most hyped up author on social media (aside from Sarah J. Maas). Shadow and Bone takes place in Ravka, a…

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    Books to Read by Asian Authors

    In light of the recent hate crime that took place in Atlanta last week, I wanted to compile a list of books written by Asian and Asian American authors for anyone to read. I happened the be reading How Much of These Hills is Gold last week, and it inspired me to create this list. There are so many amazing, inspirational stories out there. I want to keep diversifying my reading and learning about other people’s stories, and I hope I can help you do the same. Let’s get started! one | How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang Lucy and Sam only have each other now. After their…

  • Anticipated Spring Book Releases
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    Most Anticipated Spring 2021 Book Releases

    I don’t know about you, but I am very ready for spring. We’ve had some pretty beautiful days in the last week or two, and I’ve been dressing for the weather I want, not necessarily the weather I have, and I am a-okay with that. With a new season come new book releases! Let’s get started with my most anticipated spring 2021 book releases! one | The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh Based on the true events about a zookeeper and an elephant, The Elephant of Belfast follows Hettie Quin and her three-year-old elephant Violet during World War II. Hettie works at the Bellevue Zoo in Belfast as Violet’s personal keeper.…

  • Women's History Month
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    Books to Read for Women’s History Month 2021

    Happy Women’s History Month! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorite and most-anticipated reads written by women and about women. I’ve broken it down into a few sub-categories, but I obviously can’t cover all of the amazing books written by women. This is barely a scratch, but I hope you find a new favorite. Let’s get started! Memoirs Untamed by Glennon Doyle A book about finding yourself, finding your passion, finding your purpose, and finding your person. Untamed is Doyle’s memoir that untangles the complex feelings surrounding being a woman, motherhood, family, finding yourself, and so much more. Know My Name by Chanel Miller Chanel was known as only…

  • Books I Read in February
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    Books I Read in February

    February was a quieter month when it came to reading. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into my audiobook or e-book choices, and I felt like I was a in a little bit of a reading slump. I’ve picked up some good books for March, and I hope to get back into the groove of things, but for now, let’s get started with what book I read in February! one | The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Alicia Berenson killed her husband, and now, she’s refusing to speak. Theo is obsessed with Alicia’s story, so obsessed that he gets a job at the hospital she’s being treated at. Theo is determined…

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    Books To Curl Up With On a Snow Day

    We had snow here in Nashville last week — real snow that kept me in my house for a week because this girl does not drive in the snow. All I wanted to do was curl up with a good book and read for hours. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you want to look at it) I had to work all week, so I didn’t get to have a traditional snow day, but it did make me want to create this list of books to curl up with on a snow day. Let’s get started! one | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Monique lives in modern-day…

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    Book Review: Big Magic

    Courage. Enchantment. Permission. Persistence. Trust. Divinity. The six components of creativity according to Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic.  Big Magic is one of those books you read, and it changes or affirms your perspective on everything. Gilbert has a unique approach to creativity and inspiration that I think most people can benefit from reading. Rather than viewing creativity as this painful, elusive entity, Gilbert thinks of it as a gift that flits in and out of your life only if you let it. I’ve always struggled with calling myself a creative person, and the way Gilbert approaches the topic makes it possible for anyone to live creatively as long as they give…

  • Valentine's Day Books
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    5 Books to Read this Valentine’s Day

    When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you either love it or hate it — there is no one in the world that is just “meh” about this day of love. Whether you think its lame or adorable, it’s still a good reason to develop a themed list! I’m here with some classic rom-coms as well as some more unconventional picks for you to read during this season of love. Let’s get started! one | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Monique lives in modern-day New York and is writing about the life of the 50s movie starlet Evelyn Hugo. Evelyn chronicles her life to Monique, so much of…

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    10 Books to Read to Celebrate Black History Month

    Happy Black History Month! To celebrate this important month, I compiled a list of potential books to read both for education and enjoyment! This is nowhere close to an exhaustive list, so please check out these additional lists of potential books to read to support Black authors now and during the rest of the year. Shondaland Oprah Magazine Glamour Let’s get started! Fiction one | Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone takes place in a fictional land that used to be ripe with magic but was purged of it when the king became scared of the power the Magi held. Zélie must go on a dangerous…