Saturday, February 29, 2020

Book Haul: For Grown Ups


Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. I’ve been acquiring a lot of books for children and teens lately, so I thought I’d balance it out with some grown-up stuff.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: March 2020 Book Releases




Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to spotlight a few upcoming book releases that sound interesting to me. Here’s what’s coming out in the next few weeks.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Sunday Post #213



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Readerbuzz, and Book Date. 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Book Haul: Is The Hype Real?


Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. I’m always skeptical of hyped books because they rarely live up to my expectations, but sometimes I get curious. Are they as good as everybody claims? I’m going to read these books and find out if the hype is real.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Unforgettable Books




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about memorable books. Here are 10 books that I didn’t want to put down and then couldn’t stop thinking about when they were over.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Discussion: What I Learned From Reading 200+ “Best Books Of 2019” Lists



It took me a solid three months of searching the blogosphere, Pinterest, YouTube, newspapers, magazines, award lists, and bookstore websites, but I finally did it. I read/watched every single “Best Books of 2019” list I could find. Why did I do it? Mostly FOMO. I don’t want to miss something amazing. Also, I have a book obsession (obviously) and insatiable curiosity about what people are reading. Which books are memorable? Which books are people buying? Which are the best of the best? I don’t think I can answer those questions, but I noticed some trends, and I found some under-hyped books that I want to read in 2020. Let’s get into it.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Review: No True Believers by Rabiah York Lumbard


No True Believers by Rabiah York Lumbard


Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Pages: 304
Publication date: February 2020
Content warning: Islamaphobia, bullying, terrorist bombings, arrest, assault, marijuana use, illness, various non-lethal crimes
Available at: Amazon | Book Depository

Salma Bakkioui has always loved living in her suburban cul-de-sac, with her best friend Mariam next door, and her boyfriend Amir nearby. Then things start to change. Friends start to distance themselves. Mariam's family moves when her father's patients no longer want a Muslim chiropractor. Even trusted teachers look the other way when hostile students threaten Salma at school.

After a terrorist bombing nearby, Islamaphobia tightens its grip around Salma and her family. Shockingly, she and Amir find themselves with few allies as they come under suspicion for the bombing. As Salma starts to investigate who is framing them, she uncovers a deadly secret conspiracy with suspicious ties to her new neighbors--but no one believes her. Salma must use her coding talent, wits, and faith to expose the truth and protect the only home she's ever known--before it's too late.
Salma Bakkioui has always loved living in her suburban cul-de-sac, with her best friend Mariam next door, and her boyfriend Amir nearby. Then things start to change. Friends start to distance themselves. Mariam's family moves when her father's patients no longer want a Muslim chiropractor. Even trusted teachers look the other way when hostile students threaten Salma at school.

After a terrorist bombing nearby, Islamaphobia tightens its grip around Salma and her family. Shockingly, she and Amir find themselves with few allies as they come under suspicion for the bombing. As Salma starts to investigate who is framing them, she uncovers a deadly secret conspiracy with suspicious ties to her new neighbors—but no one believes her. Salma must use her coding talent, wits, and faith to expose the truth and protect the only home she's ever known—before it's too late.
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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: More February 2020 Book Releases




Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to spotlight a few upcoming book releases that sound interesting to me. Here’s what’s coming out in the next few weeks.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Five-Star TBR Predictions



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, I’m making predictions. I currently have 50-something unread books on my to-be-read (TBR) shelf. I think all of them have the potential to earn a 5-star review from me. (They wouldn’t be on the shelf if I didn’t think I’d love them.) But, I’m extra excited about the books in this post because of the hype. They all have 100,000+ ratings and mostly positive reviews on Goodreads. I hope I love them as much as everybody else does.

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