10 Science Fiction Books by BIPOC Authors

We need more science fiction by BIPOC authors! One of the categories on my 2023 reading challenge is exactly that, so you can explore this genre some more and diversify your reading. Pick a book from this list to read to fulfill this category for the reading challenge if you are having trouble with deciding what to read. I love this selection of books, so let's get right into this list.   Previous Next 10 Science Fiction Books by BIPOC Authors Noor by Nnedi Okorafor  5/5 Find on Goodreads Buy on Amazon Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO which…

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Top 12 Self Help Books for Those Struggling with Anxiety

Self help anxiety books can be a great tool if you are struggling with anxiety. Many of us these days are struggling with anxiety. According to the National Institute of Mental Health about 30% of adults in the U.S. experience a form of anxiety at some point in their lives.  Books can be a great resource to turn to in addition to professional help. They can help you find tools to manage it. Here's a list of 12 self help books for anxiety to get you started. Previous Next The Top 12 Self Help Books for Anxiety The Big Activity…

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2023 Reading Challenge + Free Bookmark

Are you looking for some New Year's resolutions or challenges? Look no further because I dare you to participate in my 2023 New Year Reading Challenge! Plus you get a free printable bookmark to keep track of the challenge so it's never far away. Just check off each category as you read. What is the 2023 Reading Challenge? It's basically just a list of categories and you have to pick a book that fits each one. Check off a book for each category and you will have completed the challenge! There are 31 categories on this reading challenge. That's 2-3…

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My Favorite Book Series: The All Souls Trilogy

One of my favorite series of all time is The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. It has everything I ever wanted in one series and I think there is honestly nothing out there that matches this series.  If there is something, let me know because I would love to read it!  All Souls Trilogy #1: Discovery of Witches Why is the All Souls Trilogy so good? I think I might have first encountered this book at the library while I was just browsing shelves. It was the best choice I ever made to pick up these books!  I'll tell…

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Best LGBTQ Romance

This lovely list is for the best LGBTQ romance! As you all know from past posts, I love romance books. It's just the perfect escape to be enthralled by a beautiful love story.  Below is a mix of contemporary romance, historical, and fantasy. Some are light and heart warming, others deal with more serious topics, but have transcendent love stories. All are published within the past five years. Get yourself wrapped up in your next lgbtq romance! and Happy Pride! Previous Next Best LGBTQ Romance The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller  5/5 Find on Goodreads Buy on Amazon…

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Hot Beach Reads This Summer 2022

Get your beach chairs ready because it's time for some hot beach reads! I've had a lot of these titles on my tbr list for a while, waiting for their imminent release. Some I've been able to read before this list so I can tell you what I think, but I also can't wait to dig in to the rest on this list. So what is a beach read? I would say it's a light, enjoyable, entertaining book. Something to keep you enthralled while you're sipping a cold drink, but nothing too serious. That kind of sounds like exactly what…

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The Great Library — My Favorite Series

Second in my favorite books series is The Great Library Series by Rachel Caine. I adore this series! There are five books total and it is YA so it was easy for me to zoom through. I highly highly recommend this series if you are into fantasy, steampunk, books about books, librarians, alchemy and government control in books.  Read on to see the entire series and what it's about! The Great Library #1: Ink and Bone The series starts off with Ink and Bone. We learn that in this world The Great Library controls all knowledge and allows the masses…

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Tea Dragon Society — My Favorites Series

I decided to start posting a little series of posts highlighting my favorite books and the first is The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O'Neill!  This is a series of three graphic novels for middle grade and up, so perfect for you to read along with your kids! Why Should I Read This Series? This is an amazingly diverse series filled with absolutely gorgeous illustrations.  All the characters are part of this beautiful fantasy world where they all seem to be creature-like, not completely human. They have varying shades of skin color, mostly darker shades.  This series also represents characters…

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Best Contemporary Romances

I am a sucker for these modern rom com novels. Contemporary romance is the genre I go to when I want something easy, fun and heartwarming to read.  This list ranges from gentle heart warming reads to steamy romances, so take your pic and happy reading! Previous Next Best Contemporary Romance The Wedding Party, by Jasmine Guillory  4/5 Find on Goodreads Jasmine Guillory is your go to girl for contemporary multi-racial romances! This book is the most recent I've read from her. Like a lot of novels in this genre, her characters in every novel are all part of…

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Best Books of 2021: List of Lists

There are so many "best of" lists out there, I thought I would put them all into one article for this list of lists, best books of 2021! It's interesting to see the overlap between the lists and what books pop up on some lists and not others. Check them out for yourself and tell me your favorites!  Best Books of 2021 Lists 1. Book Riot A well known blog of all things related to books! A trusted source for book recommendations. 2. The New Yorker A trusted magazine for over 90 years, they released their book recommendations for the…

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