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Three Must Read Books Before the End of Summer

August 12, 2023

Dear Gorgeous Book Lovers!

Today I want to share with you the three books I have been telling EVERYONE to read this summer! Make these books happen and enjoy the last licks of summer 💕💕💕⁣

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𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘥 by Liz Nugent- Oh My God, this book was absolutely PHENOMENAL! The story unfolds piece by piece so go in blind to get the maximum reading experience. The weight of this story is heavy, emotionally dark and extremely hard to shake. But I promise you… You will be captivated and invested in Sally’s story until the very end. Nugent’s writing is absolute perfection!⁣

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𝘠𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 by R.F. Kuang is the ultimate story for bookworms and writers alike. This present day tale is set in the publishing world and takes on plagiarism, theft, cultural appropriation, and racism with such a clever flare. I loved the unlikeable characters and how thoughtful the twisty storyline was. 𝘠𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 combines fresh with relevance in a magical way!⁣

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𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘘𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵 𝘛𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘵 by Clemence Michallon—I could not stop reading this book! A serial killer story narrated by the killer’s daughter, his girlfriend, and the victim he spared 😮 … yes please! This book is dark and twisted and chilled my bonesssssssss!

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February Buddy Read

Beyond The Point by Claire Gibson (William Morrow)

February 2, 2021

Dear Readers,

I am so excited to share that my friend Katie and I are hosting a buddy read for Beyond The Point by Claire Gibson this month. This is literally the easiest buddy read to participate in. All you need to do is read this book at your own pace and join in the final discussion on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8pm EST/7pm CST on an instagram private chat. Our last buddy read (My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell) was wicked successful and probably one of my all time favorite book discussions. The feedback Katie and I received from the group was so tremendous and encouraging that we decided to team up again with a few more books.

If you have an instagram account and would like to join in with an awesome group of fellow readers from all over the country, please connect with me via email or message me on instagram. It is simple and a great way to connect with some new readers.

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Be sure to visit Katie on instagram as well. She is from Texas and has an awesome account. @basicbsguide

Check out the Synopsis Below…

Three women are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience. Set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, this is an amazing debut novel.

Duty. Honor. Country. That’s West Point’s motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they’ll only survive if they do it together.

Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends.

Hannah’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned.

Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn’t mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can’t outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path.

The world—of business, of love, and of war—awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true—for their future, or their friendship. As they’re pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?

Beyond the Point is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies. After all, the greatest battles we fight rarely require a uniform.”

Can’t wait to read and talk about this book with everyone!



P.S. Our March Buddy read is Betty by Tiffany McDaniel (Knopf). Reserve this from your local library or order it down below so you are ready to roll.

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A Cherry is Not Always Sweet!

Cherry book cover

October 2, 2018

Dear Mr. Hemingway,

I just finished the book Cherry by Nico Walker. WOW…I’m definitely all amped up after reading it!  This semi-autobiography mixed with splashes of fiction is a heroin and OxyContin fueled ride that is not for the faint of heart. The premise of this book is bleak. The nameless narrator fails out of college, marries his girlfriend, then enlists in the army and serves as an army medic in the Iraq war. He was no stranger to drugs before and even during the war. His addiction to heroin, Oxy, and any other substance he could get his hands on only worsened following his departure from Iraq and the onset of PTSD. His desperation for money and his next fix leads him down a path of bank robberies and self-destruction.

The narrator’s story is not a cheery one. His thoughts and words are salty and crude. His wartime and drug addiction experiences make you feel like you are on an endless roller coaster ride. Getting high on your drug of choice is easy. Cherry’s narrator shows you just how exhausting it is to stay high. The priorities one will abandon and the lengths one will go to to stay high are mind-blowing. The desperation in this book is vivid and real. The narrator speaks from his gut and does not shine a glamourous light on war or addiction.

Read this book, share this book, and talk about this book.

Cherry is a riveting story that you will not be able to put down.

Until next time!

Your Biggest Fan,



Nico Walker is currently serving an 11 year sentence in jail for robbery.  He wrote this book on a typewriter while in prison…………….hence, no book tour or signings!

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