Summer Reading Guide 2022

In true Cheryl fashion I’ve overthought this article to death, not knowing if I wanted to make a “backlist summer reading list” or an...

Monthly Picks

Monthly Pick – December 2021: The Holiday Swap

Title: The Holiday Swap Author: Maggie Knox Genre: Romance, Holiday Romance Page Count: 352 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Date Published: October 5, 2021 You can find it here: Bookshop.org My December...


Review: Wildwood Whispers

Title: Wildwood Whispers Author: Willa Reece Genre: Magical Realism, Fiction Page Count: 384 Publisher: Redhook Date Published: August 17, 2021 You can find it here: Bookshop.org If I could sum up...

Review: Unseen Magic

Title: Unseen Magic Author: Emily Lloyd-Jones Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy Page Count: 352 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Date Published: February 22, 2022 You can find it here: Bookshop.org I’ve said it before,...



Unboxing: OwlCrate May 2022

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Reading: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Audiobook: The Hotel Nantucket

Watching: Loot

Listening: Creative Mood



Favourite Middle Grade of 2021

You need to read more middle grade. Whatever age or type of reader you are, I highly encourage you to add middle grade titles...

Favourite Reads of 2021

How to start this article? Here are some of my attempts:  2021 has been a year …  2021 was a difficult year for everyone …  2021 was...

Review: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Title: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev Author: Dawnie Walton Genre: Historical fiction, General Fiction Page Count: 386 Published by: 37 Ink Date Published: March 30,...

Middle Grade March Recommendations

I’m pretty vocal about my love for middle grade. For the last four years, my ten-year-old daughter and I have been reading middle grade together...

Favourite Literary Romances

I don’t know my feelings regarding Valentine’s Day … it kind of just is for me. Much like Halloween, I see it and I...