Review of “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert

For my Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge, I chose “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert for the category "A Fairytale or Myth Retelling in a Modern Setting." While this is exactly a retelling of a fairytale, I thought it was close enough to work, especially because it was one I was eager to read.  For …

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Review of “The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan

For my Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge, I chose “The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan for the category “A Book about a Librarian or a Bookseller.” In the case of this book, the main character, Nina, is both! After the library she works at is closed and reinvented, Nina must decide what to …

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Review of “Latte Trouble” by Cleo Coyle

For my Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge, I chose Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle for the category “A Cozy Mystery with a Beverage in the Title.” This mystery follows coffee shop owner Clare Cosi, as she works to solve the crime that occurred during New York Fashion Week in her shop. Can she figure out …

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Thoughts on “Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America”

For Black History Month, I decided to read “Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America,” an anthology of short stories featuring Black characters. It is one I came across many times at the library, and I wanted to read it.  I am glad I did. It is very rare that I like …

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Review of “The Wedding Date” by Jasmine Guillory

With February deemed the month of love, I decided to read a romance novel that worked within my reading challenge. For my Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge, I chose “The Wedding Date” by Jasmine Guillory for the category “A Book with an Interracial Relationship.” This was my first time reading an adult romance novel and …

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