Favourite Reads of 2022

Following no rhyme or reason or any set number (ie a top 10), here are my favourite reads of the 126 books I read...

Holiday Reading Guide 2022

Fall Book Haul

Jolly Reader Club

Jolly Reader Club: January 2023 – A Quiet Life

From 2019 through 2021 I picked monthly book picks, backlist titles and new releases, that I thought were excellent, stand-out reads. It wasn’t a...


Buzzy Book Review: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

Title: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches Author: Sangu Mandanna Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary Page Count: 336 Publisher: Berkley Books Date Published: August 23, 2022 You can find it here: Bookshop.org Synopsis: Witches...

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



Unboxing: OwlCrate Jr. December 2022

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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...