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    BOOK RECOMMENDATION,  TOP 5 FAVORITES

    TOP 5 OF MY FAVORITE CHILDREN’S & MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS OF 2020

    In the year 2020, I read a few children's / middle-grade books. Some of these were of the non-fiction genre. I absolutely loved the books in these genre, because these books were created in such a fun & interactive way that you will pick them up for your kids - that's for sure! These books are the best way to introduce your kids to non-fiction, and I highly recommend getting these books. One of my other favorite is a heart touching story about a young family's plight in the detention center. This one is more suited for YA, because of the heaviness of the topic, but it features middle-grade characters…

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    BOOK RECOMMENDATION,  TOP 5 FAVORITES

    MY TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2020

    Here are my top 5 books from the year 2020. I am so happy to share them with you. Each of these holds a special place in my heart and have gotten promoted to my all time favorites as well. I found myself struggling to choose one book, and so I decided to pick 5 that will be forever etched in my heart and mind. Addie and Shams has left a big hole in my heart and I don't know if anything can fill it... 😭😭😭

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CULTURAL,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  LITERARY FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  Scotland

    SHUGGIE BAIN BY DOUGLAS STUART | BOOK REVIEW

    Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart is the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize. To know that this book was rejected 32 times before it got published is baffling to me. Reading that was such a shock and the irony of it is just great. The book is a winner for the Booker Prize, and it's almost like the universe telling the publishers where to take their rejections. I haven't read the other books on the list, and I do have to say after reading this book, I am not surprised that this book got the recognition it did. Every time I see a book that is a popular book, on…

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  MYSTERY,  NETGALLEY,  SUSPENSE,  THRILLER

    THE OPEN HOUSE BY SAM CARRINGTON | BOOK REVIEW

    The Open House is my first book by the author Sam Carrington. As this was my introduction to her, I had expectations for this novel. When I saw this book on Netgalley, I was intrigued by the synopsis. It sounded like an interesting premise that could be great for a thriller. So the story is told to us in different POVs. We get Amber's, the protagonists, and her mother-in-law's perspectives. Amber is going through a divorce from Nick, her husband. She is trying to have a fresh start in life, but her mother-in-law is creating problems for her to move on smoothly. Some strange and mysterious events start to happen,…

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    ACTION,  ADULT,  BOOK BLITZ,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TOUR,  CONSPIRACY,  FICTION,  THRILLER

    BOOK BLITZ : RABT BOOK TOURS – STORM WARNING (DAVENPORT SERIES #6) BY BRETT DIFFLEY

    In this book, the Rickter Plague has descended onto the world, wiping out populations across the globe. Civilizations are no more. Some people are naturally immune. Most are not. A serum is on every survivors mind. But without laws or the ability to enforce them, the lawless have also descended onto the world. Some have even planned for it. Before unleashing the plague, Stan Rickter had purchased several properties—outposts—all across the United States. These staging areas, like the abandoned Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital in New York State and the Seaside Sanatorium on the Connecticut coast, would be the starting points for a new world controlled by his extremists. Guided by…

  • ADULT,  ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  BOOK TOUR,  CRIME,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  LITERARY FICTION,  NOIR,  THRILLER

    BOOK REVIEW : BLACK THORN BOOK TOURS – RETURN TO HIROSHIMA BY BOB VAN LAERHOVEN

    Return To Hiroshima is a dark crime thriller by Bob Van Laerhoven. I am not one to normally read dark fiction, but the synopsis sounded interesting and I wanted to try out a genre that's outside of my comfort zone. Boy oh boy !! This was one of the darkest books I have read and made me want to puke my guts out a lot of the time. That's a compliment, by the way, for the darkness factor. The synopsis sounded like a story with multiple storylines happening parallel to one another, with all of them woven together to form a complex story. The setting of the story is Hiroshima…

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    ADULT,  BOOK BLITZ,  BOOK EXCERPT,  CHICK-LIT,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK BLITZ : RABT BOOK TOURS – JOURNEY TO HOPE BY JUNE A. CONVERSE

    When you lose everyone and everything you love, can you ever live again? Or love again? An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together? When Matt Nelson found Kathleen on the beach, she’d been hiding behind a scarf and sunglasses for three years. She couldn’t hide her loneliness, and he couldn’t turn away. But when her flashbacks start, they’re both unprepared for the repercussions and the depth of her emotional suffering. Kathleen agrees to return to intensive trauma recovery at The Charlotte Center, where the sounds and the smells and the images from that terrible night await her, demanding…

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    NOVEMBER,  WRAP-UP

    NOVEMBER WRAP-UP

    I had a productive month in November, and I am happy I was able to complete 10 books. Though this month started slow like the past couple of months, I was excited to read the titles I had. I had a mixed bag of genres this month, and I really wanted it that way. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the ratings of the books. 1. The Cul-de-sac War By Melissa Ferguson – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 Stars) If you like to read the review for this book – CLICK HERE 2. Silent Night (Paige Northwood #2) By Nell Pattison – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (3.5 – 4 Stars) If you like to read the review for this book – CLICK HERE 3. How Beautiful…

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  NON-FICTION,  POLITICS,  THRILLER

    BOOK REVIEW : THE AMERICAN CRUSADE BY MARK SPIVAK

    The American Crusade is a political thriller based on real-life events. When I saw the synopsis for this book, I wanted to see how the author will approach the story. Knowing the topic and the events make it extremely hard, impossible to separate them while I was reading it. The story is about America's war on terror on a Muslim majority country after a horrendous terror attack on a Mall in America. As you can see, the parallels to the horrific 9/11 attacks are uncanny when it comes to the situation and characters. It also helps you in navigating the story connecting the people and places mentioned in the book…

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  PARANORMAL,  ROMANCE

    BOOK REVIEW : THE AWAKENING ( THE DRAGON HEART LEGACY#1) BY NORA ROBERTS

    The Awakening is an urban, portal fantasy set in Ireland and the fantastical world of Talamh. The story is mainly told from the perspective of Breen, a young woman in America. Breen is an insecure and introverted woman who has lived her whole life being in the shadow of an overbearing mother. With her mother constantly working to put her down, she has a low opinion of herself and is very much vulnerable. Breen finds out some uncomfortable truths about her life and her mother that compels her to make the necessary changes in her life to get herself away from her controlling mother. With the help of her friends,…