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Calendar Girls (January 2020): New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a New Series

Welcome to my first Calendar Girls Books post of 2020! And for those of you who missed it, there have been some updates made to this blog event. You can read all about the updates here. The theme for this month (as chosen by voters on Twitter) is New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a… Read More Calendar Girls (January 2020): New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a New Series

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Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (ARC Review)

What if you almost missed the love of your life? Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine. Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasn’t been able to sleep properly since his Dad died. One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper: To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors… Drink sometime? So begins a not-quite-romance of near-misses, true love, and the power of the written word.… Read More Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (ARC Review)

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Calendar Girls (August 2019): Book Lover’s Day (Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year)

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Book Lover’s Day: Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year! It took some decision making, but I think I narrowed it down okay. I was very stuck between the book that I chose and my first honourable mention, but then ended up… Read More Calendar Girls (August 2019): Book Lover’s Day (Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year)

Adult, author interview, book review

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (Review + Author Q&A)

At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant.… Read More Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (Review + Author Q&A)

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Calendar Girls (June 2019): Pride 🏳️‍🌈 (Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Pride: Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation. I’ve been reading LGBTQ+ books since I was in high school, so I’ve read quite a few but I think it’s still not enough. It doesn’t help that my high school library didn’t have any… Read More Calendar Girls (June 2019): Pride 🏳️‍🌈 (Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)

Adult, ARC review, book review

Pride, Prejudice, and other Flavors by Sonali Dev (ARC Review)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep. Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules: Never trust an outsider; Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations; And never, ever, defy your family… Read More Pride, Prejudice, and other Flavors by Sonali Dev (ARC Review)

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Calendar Girls (May 2019): Mother’s Day: (Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship)

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship. And let me say, this was a tough one! I didn’t realize, until going through my ‘read’ list on Goodreads, how many of the books that I’ve read do not contain good mother-daughter relationships! So, either the… Read More Calendar Girls (May 2019): Mother’s Day: (Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship)