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Books About Podcasts

I love a thriller with a podcast element. Since I’m a big audiobook listener, the podcast background is the perfect medium for telling the stories. Funnily enough, I don’t actually…

May Wrap-Up

May Getting His Game BackOne Last ShotJackpot SummerA Storybook WeddingThe Main CharacterUnder the PalmsRules for Second ChancesThe Return of Ellie BlackMissing White WomanFlirty Little SecretWhen in RomePractice Makes PerfectSecond Night…

Books with Queer Representation

Happy pride! I make a point to read queer all year, but if you’re just looking for some books with LGBTQIA+ representation, look no further. In this post I’ve compiled…

Books Set in Europe

Do you keep track of where the books you read take place? I love to read books from all different settings, living vicariously through the stories of the characters. The…

Books with AAPI Representation

It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, so I figured I’d share my roundup of reviews of books with AAPI representation. I encourage you to diversify your reading all…

Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2024

Huge month for reading, terrible month for reviewing. I read 24 books and only three of them have reviews or book spoilers posted, whoops. I’ve got no plans this upcoming…

First Quarter Check-In

I know everyone says this, but how is it April already?? Time is just flying by. My reading started off a little slower than usual this year–I did a handful…

Books With Queer Representation

Read Queer All Year! Looking for books with queer representation? Check out the following lists of books I’ve reviewed, and add your own recommendations in the comments! Jump to category:…

February Wrap-Up

Another lighter month since I didn’t finish a book until the 8th, but I read some great ones this month (and a few not-so-great ones): February The ResortThe Other MothersThe…

January Wrap-Up

I’m trying something new in these monthly wrap-ups–live links on the cover images below! I’m hoping that makes these posts a bit more interesting and helps you navigate more easily…

2023 Annual Wrap-Up

*Obligatory post intro here about how I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year* I did not do a good job of taking care of myself in 2023,…

November Wrap-Up

Obligatory “I can’t believe it’s December”! November flew by, and I’m guessing this month is going to as well. I challenged myself this month to write as many reviews as…

Books with BIPOC Rep

If you’ve joined the #23in23 challenge on Bookstagram, check out these reviews below for some recommendations! The goal of this challenge is to encourage readers to finish at least 23…

July Wrap-Up

What’s this, a timely post about what books I read this month? Who is she? I’ve been a little bit better about posting regularly in July and hope to carry…

Mid-Year Check-In

It’s been a heck of a six months for reading, but I’m just barely clinging on when it comes to writing reviews. I’m posting this list of books I’ve read…

January 2023 Wrap-Up

I listened to 15 books this month and as of now, have posted reviews for none of them. All 15 were audiobooks–not a single physical or ebook read this month!…

Annual Reading Wrap-Up | 2022

January Josh and Gemma Make A BabyWhen You Get The ChanceDo You Follow?Lucky Leap DaySomething’s Guava GiveThe Marvelous Monroe GirlsSomebody’s HomeWhat Might Have BeenReal EasyA Brush With LoveThe AmendmentAnchored HeartsThe…

2022 New Holiday Books

I know, I know, we’ve barely passed Halloween. What’s up with all the Christmas content already? Well, in the book world, it makes sense to put out all the holiday…

January 2023 New Releases

Is it too early to start talking about 2023 releases? The winter gets kind of quiet on new releases, so it’s the perfect time for me to get caught up…

Wrap Up | August 2022

This month, I participated in an ARC August competition on Instagram. The goal was to knock as many books as I could off of my NetGalley shelf–both backlist ARCs and…

July 2022 | Monthly Wrap-Up

23 books this month! Here’s the roundup: The Bodyguard 🎧Girl, ForgottenFor You & No One Else 🎧What Jonah Knew 🎧Circling Back To YouThe Summer of ChristmasThe Swell 🎧The History of…

August 2022 New Releases

Alright y’all, August is going to be the month I get back on track with Bookstagram, the blog, and reviewing things in a timely manner! That’s my goal. We’ll see…

Books About Summer ☀

School is out, the sun is shining, and it’s time for summer reads! So grab a cocktail, grab your sunscreen, and stretch out by the pool with a great book….

Book Of The Month Reviews

Whether you’re already a Book Of The Month member wondering what to choose this month or trying to decide whether to join, it’s always nice to see what others think…

Books About Cults

According to Google, today is National Cult Day. This isn’t a popular “national day”, but it is certainly a popular book topic. There are many, but below are a few…

Books Set in NYC

Who doesn’t love a book set in New York City? There’s just something about this setting. I would never want to live in the city, but I do love visiting,…

Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2022

A single digit in the date means it’s still not too late to post my #monthlywrapup for April! Audiobooks are carrying me through my TBR once again, and likely will…

Books Set in Bookstores

It’s Independent Bookstore Day! This national celebration occurs annually on the last Saturday of April. To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of books set in bookstores. Make sure you stop…

Reading Around The World

Do you keep track of where the books you read take place? I love to read books from all different settings, living vicariously through the stories of the characters. The…

Books Set in Central America

The green countries on the map below represent countries where a book I’ve read and reviewed has taken place. Hover over the map for the country’s name, or click to…

Reading Across South America

The green countries on the map below represent countries where a book I’ve read and reviewed has taken place. Hover over the map for the country’s name, or click to…

March New Releases

Alright y’all, for March new releases I’m trying something new to streamline my lineup! Have you heard of Benable? It’s a website for sharing recommendations, kind of similar to Pinterest…

February Wrap-Up

It’s March! I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking forward to this month, and here’s why: Pat gets his residency assignment on March 18! It’s out of his…

#EmbraceBlackJoy

For the second year in a row, @bibliojordyn, @libraryofanormalgirl, and @honestbookgirl are hosting the #EmbraceBlackJoy stack challenge on Instagram. They’re encouraging readers to show off a few of your books…

Annual Reading Wrap-Up | 2021

January (21): The Imposter The Perfect Nanny The Sun Down Motel Behind Her Eyes The House on Vesper Sands Before She Knew Him The Marriage Pact Dear Edward Until We…

Monthly Releases | January 2022

January is an ABSOLUTELY INSANE month for new releases. I’m struggling to keep up, but I’m doing the best I can! Reckless Girls Rachel Hawkins 1/4/22 MY REVIEW BOOKSHOP.ORG |…

Books For 50 States

I’m a big lover of travel and road-tripping. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my in-progress travel page, Reader on the Road! In the summer of 2019, I…

Publisher Spotlight: Scarlet Suspense

Scarlet is an imprint of Penzler Publishers, specializing in psychological suspense and domestic thrillers with female leads. To show my appreciation for Jacob and the whole team at Scarlet, I’ve…

Publisher Spotlight: Forge

Forge Books is a division of Tom Doherty Associates, home to many beloved books from many diverse genres. Have you read any of these? Which is your favorite?

2021 Holiday Book Roundup

I’m a huge fan of these sweet holiday romances, and it’s putting me in the Christmas spirit way too early. Bring on the Christmas cheer! The Mistletoe Pact Jo Lovett…

Holiday Book Master List

Welcome to the Bookends holiday book master list! Since publishers are starting to put out droves of holiday novels, I decided to pull together all the ones I’ve reviewed in…

October Wrap-Up

Once again, I’m woefully behind. This month started strong. The second half of the month, though, I was working non-stop and have had almost no time for reading (this is…

Reviews With Spoilers

I obviously don’t post spoilers for every review. This blog started out as all spoilers for just thrillers, but when I started Bookstagram I started posting reviews alongside the spoilers….

Ten-Second Spoilers

Before I started blogging and Bookstagram, I was writing down the endings to books in my bullet journal as I finished them. I started jotting down endings because I found…

November New Releases

I’m awful. I’ve only read two of the books that come out this month, and I haven’t posted reviews on the blog yet for either of them. I was almost…

2022 New Thriller Book Releases

It’s that time again! It’s time to start posting roundups of 2022 book releases, especially for the first half of the year. I’m going to break it up between thrillers…

Cozy Fall Reads

Autumn is my favorite season, but unfortunately I currently live in the desert where the only seasons are hot and hotter. To make up for it, I’ll be over here…

New Releases | October 2021

Last Girl Ghosted Lisa Unger Berkley Publication date: October 5, 2021 REVIEW | AMAZON | BOOKSHOP Not Your Average Hot Guy Gwenda Bond St. Martin’s Griffin Publication date: October 5,…

September 2021 Wrap-Up

Originally, I set my reading goal for the year to 200 books since that was what I read in 2020. Bookstagram has been quite the influence, though, because I hit…

Books About Plane Crashes

I just finished Falling and absolutely loved it. As I was reading, I realized how many books I’ve read about plane crashes. As macabre as they can be, I really…

Monthly Wrap Up | August 2021

July was an absolutely crazy reading month for me, but August was a lot more typical. For starters, Pat came home from his away rotation so I’ve been automatically reading…

Books About Booklovers!

Ever since I started Bookstagram and book blogging, I’ve been so drawn to books about other book bloggers. The concept of blogging about a book about book blogging cracks me…

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