Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes

By: Leah Originally posted on Leah's Books. Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something... Continue Reading →

Leah’s Review of “The Bloom Girls” by Amy Pine

By: Leah Originally posted on Leah's Books. The Bloom Girls Author: Amy PineGenre: Women’s FictionPublication Date: August 3, 2021Publisher: Forever ★★★★ Plot Summary A charming, funny, and utterly engaging mother-daughter story that celebrates family, second chances, and falling in love. Gabi Bloom doesn’t believe in signs. She believes in photographic evidence, the view through her... Continue Reading →

Leah’s Review of “Someone We Know” by Shari Lapena

By: Leah Originally posted on Leah's Books. Someone We Know Author: Shari LapenaGenre: Mystery/ThrillerPublication Date: July 30, 2019Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books CONTENT WARNING: violence, blood, murder, gore, alcohol abuse, mention of abortion, infidelity ★★★★★ Plot summary Maybe you don’t know your neighbors as well as you thought you did… “This is a very difficult letter... Continue Reading →

Leah’s Review of “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

By: Leah Originally posted on Leah's Books. A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah HarknessGenre: FantasyPublication Date: February 8, 2011Publisher: Viking PenguinSeries: All Souls Trilogy #1 CONTENT WARNING: mention of death of a parent, stalking, murder, suicide, gore, panic attack, blood, mention of miscarriage, mention of death of a child, torture, violence ★★★★★ Plot summary Deep... Continue Reading →

Leah’s Review of “The Selection” by Kiera Cass

The Selection Author: Kiera CassGenre: YA Romance/DystopiaPublication Date: April 24, 2012Publisher: HarperTeenSeries: The Selection #1 CONTENT WARNING: implied rape (off-page), trauma Originally posted on Leah's Books. ★★★★ Plot summary For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept... Continue Reading →

Leah’s Review of “Escaping From Houdini” by Kerri Maniscalco

Escaping From Houdini Author: Kerri ManiscalcoGenre: YA Historical FictionPublication Date: September 18, 2018Publisher: Jimmy Patterson PresentsSeries: Stalking Jack the Ripper #3 CONTENT WARNING: blood, murder, gore, prejudice ★★★★★ Originally posted on Leah's Books. Plot summary “Beware of midnight bargains… if you’re not careful, you might lose your life, your very soul, to this magical traveling... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Settings

By: Leah *Originally shared on Leah’s Books. There are so many great book settings to choose from, and some of the settings I like depend on the genre. However, there are some settings in which books take place that I always love. These include: Bookstores. Come on, who doesn’t like a story that takes place in... Continue Reading →

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