I don’t even know how to talk about the second quarter of 2020 without acknowledging the injustice happening in our world. In this three-month period, we saw senseless death at the hands of both Anti-Black police brutality and racism and COVID-19. Reading has been both a tool for education and a vehicle for joy during this quarter. I have committed to further diversifying my bookshelf and to prioritizing books by Black and IPOC authors in my everyday reading life. How about you?Continue reading “Quarterly Roundup: Apr-Jun ’20”
Frances Cha’s debut novel, If I Had Your Face, is the Book Club by A pick for the month of June, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with her and ask her some of my burning questions after reading her fantastic novel!Continue reading “Q&A with Frances Cha, Author of If I Had Your Face”
I haven’t been great during the month of June at sharing my book mail over on @bookmarkedbya on Instagram, so here comes a major roundup – complete with synopses – to make up for that! Check out the titles I’ve received from publishers lately + let me know if any are on your TBR.Continue reading “Major June Bookmail Roundup”
Mary Pauline Lowry’s The Roxy Letters is the hilarious, wonderfully weird story of an Austin, Texas-native 20-something with big plans to become an artist and take down the Lululemon that’s replaced her favorite local video store – if only she can find the motivation.
Thanks to Simon Books for the free book!Continue reading “The Roxy Letters: Mary Pauline Lowry”
Andy Greene’s The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History is an interesting oral history of the inception and filming of nine seasons of a beloved sitcom.
Thanks to Dutton for the free book!Continue reading “The Office: Andy Greene”
Amanda Lovelace’s Break Your Glass Slippers is a collection of fiction poetry focusing on the idea of a woman making her own fairy tales in life.
Thanks to Booksparks for the free copy!Continue reading “Break Your Glass Slippers: Amanda Lovelace”
Ahhh, #tbt to a simpler time… early 2020. When hope was abundant and I could go to Target without wearing a face mask! The first quarter of the new decade was a good one for me, reading-wise. I got into a great groove with audio books and branched out a bit, genre-wise. Take a peek for all the deets on what I read in January, February, and March of 2020!Continue reading “Quarterly Roundup: Jan-Mar ’20”
Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel tells the non-linear stories of a long con gone wrong, a beautiful young woman’s disappearance, and these stories’ ground zero – the hotel on an isolated island in British Columbia.
Thanks to A.A. Knopf for the free book!Continue reading “The Glass Hotel: Emily St. John Mandel”