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    BOOK REVIEW : LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY CELESTE NG

    I have heard so many good things about this book on booktube and have been wanting to read it for a while now. I picked this up when I was in the mood for literary fiction and I am pleased I finally got around to it. I saw the trailer featuring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon as well. I don't know if I will ever get around to watching the movie, but I am so thrilled to finally talk about this book. The story, the characters, and the writing were the best in this book. It was so captivating and engaging that I couldn't put it down. The characters were…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE ROYAL ABDULS BY RAMIZA SHAMOUN KOYA

    Royal Abduls By Ramiza Shamoun Koya is a fantastic book that portrays the islamophobia, anti-muslim sentiment, and bigotry against people of color post 9/11 America in a realistic fashion. I had this book on my TBR for the longest time and I am glad I finally got around to reading it. This is a very important book and deals with a lot of social and political issues prevalent to this day. My first impression on reading the synopsis was that it was going to be about a practicing Muslim woman's experience and her struggles in the post 9/11 climate. But reading on I realized that the family had a Muslim…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE BEAUTY OF YOUR FACE BY SAHAR MUSTAFAH

    The Beauty Of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah is a great book that talks about the journey of a Palestinian-American woman Afaf. The story is filled with wisdom, compassion, and grace. We follow Afaf through her different stages in life. We see Afaf struggling with her identity and her lack of self-esteem. Also, the neglect from her mom leads her down a path of bad decisions. In a time filled with personal struggles, she finds strength in faith. Her becoming closer to faith helps her tackle the issues slowly but surely. All of this is told through her memories as she listens to the progress of a terrorist attacking her…

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    ADULT,  ANTICIPATED RELEASES,  CONTEMPORARY,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  MAY,  MYSTERY,  ROMANCE,  SUSPENSE,  THRILLER,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    ANTICIPATED MAY 2020 RELEASES

    For some reason, I have been late for my anticipated releases for the last couple of months. I have been super busy reading books and with Ramadan going on things have been a little hectic. I haven't had much time to check the new releases. So I am just getting around to it. I hope I can still bring to attention some new books to add to your list.

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE BY ELIF SHAFAK

    TITLE : The Forty Rules Of Love AUTHOR : Elif Shafak GENRE : Historical Fiction FBRC RATING : 5 stars SYNOPSIS : In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet’s timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by…

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    BOOK REVIEW : FRANKLY IN LOVE(FRANKLY IN LOVE #1) BY DAVID YOON

    TITLE : Frankly In Love (Frankly In Love #1) AUTHOR : David Yoon GENRE : Romance, Contemporary, YA FBRC RATING : 5 stars BLURB : High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but…

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    BOOK REVIEW : JUST BECAUSE WE CAN BY NICOLE BROOKS

    TITLE : Just Because We Can AUTHOR : Nicole Brooks GENRE : Adult, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction FBRC RATING : 4 stars BLURB : If you love the earth and a compelling read, this book is for you. Dale became an environmental scientist to help save the earth, but at 36, she is jaded with the reality of her job. Meanwhile, just as she struggles to connect with her glamourous mother and navigate her siblings’ complex problems, she and her husband embark on another round of IVF. But just as the suffocating pressures of everyday life threaten to overwhelm Dale, she leaves on a work trip to Thailand. Working on…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE SIMPLE WILD (WILD #1) BY K.A.TUCKER

    “What hold does Alaksa have on them? What makes this place worth giving everything else up?” – K.A.Tucker(THE SIMPLE WILD) TITLE : The Simple Wild (Wild #1) AUTHOR : K.A.Tucker GENRE : Contemporary Fiction, Romance FBRC RATING : 5 stars BLURB : Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE SECOND CHANCE SUPPER CLUB BY NICOLE MEIER

    TITLE : The second chance supper club AUTHOR : Nicole Meier GENRE : Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction FBRC RATING : 2.5 stars PUBLISHING DATE : 10 Sept 2019 BLURB: Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings. They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sisters’ paths are about to intersect. Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a ruinous decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the…