Monthly Musings + Thankful Thursday!!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

HAPPY THURSDAY!!! Is it just me, or has this week felt slow, but fast? I've had quite a bit of work this week, but I feel like I've been enjoying it (?) The sun is out so I'm thriving...Maybe that's why? I just feel like I haven't been super overwhelmed this week, and it's super refreshing. As I'm writing this, I'm sitting on the floor of my room and the sunlight is beaming in through my windows. So beautiful, inspiring, and motivating!! I don't know why, but it's been a good week. For no other reason than the sun ;) THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE!!!!

Okay, that was my Thursday rant. But anyway, it's Thursday, that's exciting. But what's even more exciting is that it's Monthly Musings time!! I've also got a bit of Thankful Thursday for you later on in the post. I'm linking up with Holly, Patty, Rebecca, Shelbee, and Joanne for today's post!! 

Now for the monthly musings...These are the questions for February...


This month, all the questions are spring-fashioned based!! Y'all, I am not a very big "seasons person" (if that makes sense). I just adapt and go. So am I the most qualified person to be answering these questions? No. But am I going to do it anyway? Yes. So, I might be needing some help. Let me know all your spring fashion secrets because I'm super curious to know!!

1. WHAT ARE YOUR SPRING MUST-HAVE PIECES?

Oh, yikes. I don't really have must-have pieces, but I do? I have pieces that I like to have. So I guess, they're must-haves? I don't even know. One of my favorite spring pieces includes this top. I have worn it COUNTLESS times. I have it in two colors and I plan for that collection to only grow. And now they have TANK TOPS. Yes and thank you. 


Love this. But besides that, I pretty much wear Nike shorts and T-shirts...Nothing special!! My Birkenstocks and a good pair of jeans and I'm set!!

2. WHAT ARE YOUR SPRING MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES?

Well, my Kendra Scott necklace, but that's acceptable year-round. Maybe sunglasses? I have these sunglasses and I love them!! I also like to wear tassel earrings every now and then. 

3. HOW DO YOU TRANSITION YOUR WARDROBE TO SPRING?

That's a very good question...I'm honestly not sure. I wear more "springy" colors, and of course, shorter sleeves/shorts, but besides that, I have no clue. In Alabama, we don't really get a spring. We pretty much have summer 9 months out of the year...Literally. 

4. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS TO WEAR IN SPRING?

PINK!!! And yeah, that's pretty much it. 

5. ANY SPRING FASHION ADVICE?

Uhh, not really 😂 I'm in need of it myself!! I guess just wear what you like? Don't feel pressured by trends because they're always going to change. And don't wear anything that you don't want to wear!! Be genuine with yourself and wear what makes you feel cute and confident!!

6. DO YOU CHANGE UP YOUR MAKEUP IN SPRING?

Nope! 

7. DO YOU CHANGE UP YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE IN SPRING?

Once again, no! I'm honestly scared to!! For those of you who don't know, I used to struggle really badly with acne, but in September I visited a dermatologist and it genuinely changed my life. I hardly EVER break out anymore, and if I do, it's only a pimple or two. So yeah, my routine is working and I'm happy to leave it at that. 

8. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SPRING SCENT?

I do!! I like the scent Gingham from Bath and Body Works as well as Pretty As a Peach and Gardenia and Fresh Rain!!

9. BEST BUDGET TIPS FOR UPDATING YOUR WARDROBE?

I would say to just wait for the sales? And buy ahead. That way you're not freaking out in April about what your going to wear. 

10. DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE WEARING DRESSES THIS SPRING?

Honestly, no. I NEVER wear dresses!! And I mean, it's not like we have anywhere to go!!


And now...It's time for some thankful Thursday!! I love doing these because it really allows me to think and become aware of all the things that I have!! I am so blessed, and I am so thankful for that!!

1. We have SUNNY WEATHER!!! As I'm writing this, the sun is beaming into my room and it makes me so  happy. It's 7:07 am and it's 39 degrees...Perfect!! I LOVE spring weather!! 

2. I read a lot, as I'm sure we're all aware. But what you might not know is that I do it all on my IPad. Through Kindle, CloudLibrary, Apple Books, Audiobooks...It's all on there. I do prefer reading actual books, but with how much I read, it's a hassle to buy and keep up with them all. Anyway, I got some books!! I got two books in Birmingham, and FOUR this past weekend!! And you know what made me even happier, two of them were on sale and they're hardbacks!! I'm telling you...It really is the little things!! We're also picking up THREE books from the library today!! My bookworm heart is so happy to read an actual book!! 

3. I cleaned out my closet this past week, and I am in love!! I've been meaning to clean my closet for a while now, I just haven't had the time!! Anyway, I had some time so I decided to just do it!! And I'm SO happy that I did!! It's soooo clean and organized now!! 

4. So, it's almost March. As I'm sure we're all aware, that'll mark a year since the pandemic started. I'm thankful that my family and friends have managed to stay safe and healthy throughout this year. It's crazy to think that a year ago I was at school, seeing my friends every day, and now I'm stuck at home all the time. March 12th will mark a year that my family has been in quarantine. A year since I walked into the school building. A year since I was able to talk to my teachers without Zooming. So crazy, but I'm so thankful that we've stayed safe. 

Well, that wraps up this post! I am thankful for all of you who read and support this blog!! It means the world to me!! What are you thankful for today!! Thank you for reading and I will see you tomorrow!!



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What's Up Wednesday - 2.24.21

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Happy Wednesday!! Whew!! We are already halfway through the week!! Only two more days until Friday!! 

It is time for one of my favorite posts of the month...What's up Wednesday!! I'm linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for this super fun linkup!!


Okay, let's see here. 

I'm not totally sure what we're eating this week, but I'll tell you the basic idea of what we've been eating. 

First of all, we got an air-fryer. And then it broke. Now we have a new one...


It's this one HERE. But, it actually turned out okay because 1) we were able to return it and 2) we didn't really love it. Our original air-fryer was too small and not very practical for our family of 5. Now, this has more space so hopefully, it'll work out better. 


This is a more random thing I've been eating lately, poached eggs!! I've been having poached eggs and toast almost every single morning for breakfast. And the best part...


Yeah. When we went to Birmingham, we picked up the Everything But The Bagel seasoning at Trader Joe's and it's sooooo good!!

As for everything else, not anything too special. Just the normal, easy stuff. Lots of Crockpot meals, spaghetti, leftovers, easy things like that. It's just what works best for our busy family!!
Our weekend!! Anna and I headed up to the lake with my grandparents while Huddy had his 1st baseball tournament of 2021!!




Fun, fun, fun!

I honestly cannot think of anything that I've been loving lately. Well, we're having pretty, sunny weather this week...Does that count? I've REALLY been loving it.


I went to the field with Huddy and my dad this week, and the weather was gorgeous!! Not too hot, not too cold, sunny...Perfect ;)


Ball has started. Do I need to say anything else? Our lazy Saturdays have turned into days at the ball field. Like I mentioned, Huddy had his first tournament this past weekend, and Anna has her first one on Saturday. Sigh. Oh, well.

Besides that, the normal stuff. School, school, and you guessed it, more school. And of course, hanging out with the dogs ;)



Remember when I said that ball was starting up? I might've mentioned it  few times ;) But yeah, I'm not looking forward to long, hot days at the ball field. But at least I have amazing grandparents who let me stay with them 😊


And of course, school. I have a feeling that I'm about to get very busy with school work considering that it's almost spring break and we're nearing the end of the school year. At times like this, I'm SOOOOO happy that I was able to work ahead and get all my tests done. 

Graphics!! And of course, school. My March graphics are either going to come out this Friday or next Friday...Get excited!!

So many things. Summer, spring break, getting to travel again (one day...hopefully)...I'm excited for the world to go back to normal. And I know we've all been saying this for almost a year, but I'm really hopeful that things will turn around soon. 

And like I said, spring break. I'm in desperate need of a week off. Who else? We're going to the lake, and I CAN NOT WAIT to spend all day soaking in the sun and reading. That sounds amazing. This was me 6 years ago on spring break...


Literally, nothing has changed...Haha!! I would carry a stack of books with me EVERYWHERE. 

Here's another one!!


Haha!!

Looking for those pictures, I found this gem that I just have to share...


Alexa, play Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift. Literally. 😥

And this one...


😥😥😥

My February book review came out yesterday, so that covers what I've been reading!! Make sure you go check it out if you haven't yet!!


As for what I've been watching? Not much at all. I still haven't seen Always and Forever, Lara Jean all the way through, so I need to get on that ASAP. I haven't been watching Gilmore Girls...So yeah, nothing. However, Huddy, my mom, and I did watch Divergent this past week and I AM SO CONFUSED. WHAT? I could not remember anything from the book, but from what I did remember (Allegiant.....) did not happen!! Now I'm considering rereading the books, but I saw that they came out with a new book so I might try that instead. Supposedly it's about Four...We'll see. I didn't love the books, but I can confirm, the book was better. 


T-Swizzle!! I am currently OBSESSED with Speak Now...This is hard for me to say, but it might be my favorite album. It's the only album where I know literally all the songs. But then again, Read and Fearless are SO good too!! I don't know. But anyway, I've been having Speak Now on repeat...Specifically, Back To December...The acoustic version...Which may or may not be playing as we speak ;)



Just the usual. I talked a little bit about what I've been wearing in a Friday Favorites which you can find here. A lot of pink this month!!


Anna has a tournament and Huddy and I are going up to the lake with my grandparents!! 


Warmer weather!! I'm excited for the sun to be shining every day!! I'm also excited because we'll be closer to summer!! Only 9 weeks left!! 

It'll also mark a year in quarantine which is absolutely crazy. Last spring break all of us had no idea that we'd still be in a pandemic or that we'd lose over 500,000 Americans. Absolutely crazy.


So crazy. 
I think that about covers it all!! Thank you so much for reading and I will see you back here again tomorrow!!






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February 2021 Book Review.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Happy Tuesday!!! Y'all, it is the happiest Tuesday of the month because it's BOOK REVIEW TIME!!!!!!!!!!! Whoohooo!!!!!!!!! 

This month wasn't the best reading month, what-I-read-wise, but I still had a few goods ones!! We have everything this month. A mystery,  a sci-fi, contemporaries, a memoir, a classic, and a fantasy. So, everyone, grab your coffee, tea, or in my case, water, and your PJs because we're talking books!! 

Unfortunately, Abby wasn't able to make this month's book review, but I still have the link-up for you!! You can find it here. All book-related posts are welcome!! Make sure you stay until the end to see our March book club picks! 

Side note - Would y'all like to see a March TBR? I was thinking about including it in my March goals post, but let me know what y'all think!! 

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

This book is about an anonymous online game called NERVE. It's truth or dare but only dares (no thank you!). There are prizes and pride on the table. Vee accepts the challenge, and so does her partner, Ian. They work together as the dares get harder and harder. 

I didn't like it :( It was boring and the characters were bland. I also couldn't get into the story. I very was disappointed by this book. It sounded like something that I would really enjoy, but it ended up not being. At all. I saw that there was a movie so maybe that'll be better? Maybe not. We'll see. 

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett

I really wanted to like this one. I really did. But, I didn't.

This book is about Jamie Allenby. She's taking a break from her current relationship because she needs some space. She's working on an isolated planet when a deadly virus rages through. It's a different virus though because if you come in contact with anyone while you are sick, you will die. Jamie survives the virus and gets on a spaceship with other survivors. And she tries to find her husband. 

I thought this book was kinda annoying. Jamie isn't a very likable character so I didn't find a lot of pleasure reading about her. Also, space. Sci-fi is a genre that I really respect, but don't love. It takes a lot to write all that, but I've never found enjoyment in it. That being said, I didn't love the space aspect of this book. 

Now I know all of that sounds negative, but that's just my opinion. For people who do enjoy sci-fi, this was a good book. Well, minus Jamie. I also learned that this book is a debut novel which is very impressive to me. As I said, it takes a lot to write sci-fi so to have this book as your debut novel is quite an accomplishment.

So, overall, this book wasn't for me. But, don't let me discourage you from reading it if you do prefer this genre. If you can get past Jamie, then I think that you'd really enjoy this book!! 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

This series is everywhere. Cassandra Clare is an author that I always seem to be hearing about. It's safe to say that the hype got me and I was very curious to read one of her books. I picked City of Bones.

This book is about Clary Fray. One night she heads out to the club in NYC and almost witnesses a murder. Yikes. Not only that, it was three teenagers with strange tattoos and even stranger weapons. And then, the body completely disappears. Yikes, time two. This occasion marks Clary's first time meeting the Shadowhunters. Warriors that are dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Yikes, times three. Clary is then pulled into the world of Shadowhunters, demons, and Jace when her mother disappears. 

I didn't hate it. 

At times I would get lost and lose interest, but I found this book to be very intriguing. But, it also felt very familiar. As in didn't I just read a book like this? Obviously no, but I feel like this story along with Percy Jackson and even Harry Potter all seem very similar. A world the main characters didn't know existed, but suddenly, they are sucked in. And spoiler alert, it ALWAYS has something to do with the parents. But I mean, who's to say that Harry Potter isn't one of the best series around? It is. This is a book trope that is widely beloved, so I can see why this book is very hyped up. I just feel like nothing about this book stood out to me like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson did. I did enjoy it, it just wasn't super special. 

So overall, I did like this book for the most part. Sure there were times that I got confused or lost, but it wasn't bad. I'm sure I'll read the rest of the series sometime this year.

When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

This book is about Jay. Jay is currently living with his grandmother and sister when all of a sudden, Jay's sister, Nic, goes missing. 

I enjoyed this book. I liked it. But, I felt like at some times, the story just dragged on. I liked the characters a lot, and the message behind it was very good and important. It focuses on how people of color are treated differently, which is so important to acknowledge and call out because it's true. This book had some amazing quotes and words that will stay with me for a while. 

So besides it dragging on at times, this book was very good. I did enjoy it.

With Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Ahh, my favorite!! 

With Fire on High is about high school senior Emoni. She's an aspiring chef. She dreams of attending culinary school and one day being able to support and provide for her 3-year-old daughter. 

I have officially read all 3 of Elizabeth Acevedo's most popular releases and I could not be sadder. I loved them all. 

This book really stood out to me because it was very unlike the other two. Yes, there were very important topics discussed. Yes, It was about a teen girl finding herself. But it was different. 

First of all, this book was not in verse, which surprised me but didn't disappoint me in the slightest. I loved comparing the two styles. Spoiler alert - They're both amazing and you should read them all.

Second of all, this book is about cooking. How fun is that? I loved the cooking aspect of the book as it was something I'd never read before but still very thoroughly enjoyed.

And finally, it is about a teen mom. All of Elizabeth Acevedo's books involve a teen girl trying to find herself, but this one stood out to me the most because Emoni had to find herself. She had to go from an innocent teen to a mother in the span of a few months and she had to do it all in her freshmen year of high school. 

So overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an easy contemporary read but yet packed with such a powerful and thought-provoking message. 

Endless love for Elizabeth Acevedo and I can not wait to read everything (and I mean everything!) that she publishes in the future. 

You Have a Match by Emma Lord

This book is about Abby. Abby takes a DNA test with her friend to prove that she's "more Irish" and finds out that she has a sister. The sisters meet up, very confused. Then they decide to go to summer camp together to figure all that their parents have been hiding from them. 

I really liked this book!! First of all, it's like the Parent Trap minus the identical twins. It was a very interesting concept that really gripped my attention. I really liked how all the characters were very genuine. I also enjoyed the setting. Although it did make me miss summer a. lot. I really enjoyed the summer camp setting. Another thing I liked is the hobbies of Abby and Savvy (Abby's sister). Savvy is a social media fitness/wellness influencer, and Abby is a photographer! Both unique passions and they were both interesting to read about. 

I think the only thing that I didn't like about this book was that it wasn't very realistic. But, that also made it more fun to read about! 

So overall, I really enjoyed this book!! This is a great book to get you out of your reading slump, and it's the perfect read for summer and spring!

Educated by Tara Westover

The second book club book for February!! 

This a memoir of Tara Westover. Tara grew up in a family of Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho. Her family spent their life constantly preparing for the end of the world. Her mother was a midwife and healer, and her dad owned a junkyard. This book is basically about Tara's journey of leaving her family and getting educated.

Oh my goodness. This book was absolutely crazy. From never setting foot into a classroom until the age of 17 and not getting a birth certificate until she was nine. From an abusive brother to not knowing what the Holocaust was. This book was one of the most interesting and compelling books that I've ever read. 

I don't even have words to describe this book because it is so crazy. 

First of all, I listened to it as an audiobook, which I think, was an A+ decision on my part. It kept me interesting the WHOLE time, and it was like listening to a podcast.

I really can't describe it.

Second of all, what Tara had to go through is ABSOLUTELY insane. Insane. Bizarre. I'm at a loss for words. I'll just say this, thank goodness she left her home to get an education. Who knows what would've happened if she hadn't.

Third of all, READ THIS BOOK. 

This is one of those books that I could dedicate a whole post for because I have so many thoughts scrambled in my brain. 

So, sorry for this all-over-the-place review, but I hope you read this book :) I mean, I was getting educated just listening to it. 

Also...If you've read this book, let me know what your thoughts are!! I'd love to hear them!! 

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

This book is a historical fiction set in 1992. Ashley Bennet is a high school Senior. She lives in Los Angeles with her parents and she attends a private school. Ashley is one of the very few black kids at her school, but regardless of those numbers, all of her friends are white. Ashley never minded that or when her friends would make racist comments. She just shrugged it off. But, her life is shaken when Rodney King, is nearly beaten to death by the LAPD. Rodney riots sweep through the city and all of a sudden, race is the topic of discussion.

First of all, it's Black History month so of course, I wanted to read a few books that have black representation/history. Second of all, it's historical fiction which is something that I've been wanting to read more of. Third of all, it's during a time period that I haven't read about at all. 

So my thoughts on this book? It was okay.

I just couldn't get into it. And I realllllllyyyyyy wanted to. It's not a bad book. At all. It was just a book that I couldn't get into. And that happens a lot. So, please, don't let me discourage you from reading this book. I mean, to me, it's a solid 3. And most of the books I read are 3s. The writing just felt a little flat. Overall, it was a good book. I just didn't absolutely love it.

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

I FINALLY read it.

In this book, Robin DiAngelo unpacks the term white fragility. This is a book that will make white people uncomfortable. It made me. But that's the point. This book calls us out and tells us how we need to do better, be better, act better.  

I first heard about this book in June when the protests first started happening. I really wanted to read it but I was afraid it wouldn't be age-appropriate for whatever reason. Well, guys, I'll be the first to tell you that this book is age-appropriate. I would say that ages 11-12+ could read it (maturity-wise). But anyway, I finally picked it up and thought how bad could it be (not bad at all). And I read it. And I wish that I read it back in June. 

This is a very important book. If you're looking for a book to start your journey to educate yourself then I recommend that this book be the first one. Or Emmanuel Acho's Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man (review found here). Both books are very thought-provoking and they will seriously make you want to do better. There's a reason why this book is so popular. Because it's good. Really good. It challenges all white people to look at their character and see how they can do better. 

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Another one of Reese's book club picks!! I realized that she picks some YA books as well as adult so now I'm obsessed :) 

But unfortunately, I didn't love this one. 

This book is about a girl named Lila Reyes who moved to England for the summer. And she's not happy about it. She was supposed to be at home with her boyfriend and cooking with her Abuela. But, that didn't happen. She's sad in Winchester, England with no sun to cheer her up. Until she meets Orion Maxwell. Orion is determined to cheer Lila up and appoints himself as her personal tour guide. 

I reallllllyyyyy wanted to like this one, but I struggled with it. I wasn't invested in the romance, and honestly, I didn't really like the characters. BUT I did really like the setting and culture. That was fun to read about. I don't think I've ever read a book set in England. But, unfortunately, the rest I didn't love. It wasn't awful, but personally, I didn't really enjoy it. Overall, it was okay. 

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Here comes the waterworks.

Oh boy.

This book is about a place with something called a "death-cast." This means that on your death day you get a call saying that you will die sometime in the next 24 hours. You don't know how and you don't know when, you just know that you will die at some point. One night, Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio get the call. They're both strangers but they want to make the most of their last day. They both join an app called "Last Friend." They meet each other and they decide to make the most of their last day. And thus begins an adventure, friendship, and romance.

Oh my goodness. This book was heartbreaking.

I've been seeing this book EVERYWHERE. It's ALL over my Pinterest pages. It's safe to say that I was very curious as to why this book was so hyped up. I have also been very curious to read one of Adam Silvera's books. He's a YA author that, once again, I've seen everywhere. 

Let me tell you, the hype is real. This book will excite you, break you, make you smile, make you cry. I mean, wow. I can't get over it. I mean just imagine getting a call one night saying that you're going to die in the next 24 hours. These boys miraculously meet up and it turns into something that neither one expected. They were complete strangers wanting an adventure on their very last day alive.

The ending broke me. Whew. I'm not going to spoil it but let me tell you, I loved this book. It was a contemporary/romance which is always a hit or miss for me, but this book was a hit. Not only a hit, it was a score. I feel so blessed that I was able to read this beautiful and sad story.

So overall, I loved it. 

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

So apparently I was in the mood to very sad when I choose to read these books. 

If you've been following me for a while, then you know that it is my goal in life to read all of the classics books. I try to read one a month. Normally I don't like them, at all, but there are a few exceptions. Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, and now, Flowers For Algernon.  

This book was nothing like I expected. At all. But I really loved it. Honestly. 

First of all, why haven't I ever seen this book? I was just scrolling along my Goodreads and bam! Flowers For Algernon...In the classic section! I was very intrigued, to say the least. And now here we are. 

This book had the most interesting synopsis. This book is about a mentally disabled man named Charlie. This book is about Charlie going through an experimental procedure that increases his IQ. This experimental quest for intelligence mirrors Algernon. A mouse. This book is told from Charlie's perspective through diary entries. 

So now we have a classic that I actually like. Scratch that, love. I experienced all the emotions while reading this book. Joy, sadness, happiness, hope, anger, frustration. You name it. This was a story that made me question myself. How I treat people, my intelligence, the intelligence of others, and how I treat them. 

And the ending. 

Oh, the ending.

My heart broke. All Charlie wanted was to be intelligent and treated like a normal person despite his disabilities. He was so eager to learn and love and live. 

Overall, I loved this book, despite how sad it was. I recommend everyone go read this book. You will not regret it. 

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

This book has been very highly anticipated for me. I've been hearing about it everywhere! And I mean, this book has an average rating of 4.44...That's pretty telling.

This is a great book. And a really important book at that. This is a book about how black women have been left out of the mainstream feminist movement. Which is not okay. 

I haven't read any feminist books. Literally, any. Unless you count strong female protagonists or Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X. But are those books really educating me on the feminist movement? No. So here we are. 

Mikki Kendall does a PHENOMENAL job with this book. She is so passionate about this topic and equality, and that radiates from the pages of this book. She's intelligent and a great writer and that only inspired me and made me want to be more educated on this topic. 

In this book, Mikki Kendall points out many ways that feminism is lacking. How it has affected the needs of upper-class, middle-class, straight, white women, and how it has not for everyone else. Lower-class, queer, trans, Hispanics, African Americans, on and on the list goes. 

So yeah. Read this book. It's a really good one. You won't regret it. 

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Okay, this book is so confusing.

For those of you who don't know, I read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart back in November and really enjoyed it. Looking back, I like it better than my review lets on. But anyway, I thought that I'd pick up Genuine Fraud...

I was a little disappointed.

This book is about an unlikely friendship. Imogen is a runaway heiress, orphan, cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, social chameleon, and athlete. 

I'm not sure if I can say anything else because this is a spoiler-free zone!! Buuuuttttt I will give you my thoughts on this book. I didn't like it. I thought it was confusing, forgettable, boring. It was just a letdown. The premise/synopsis was good but the execution...Not so much. I was enjoying it at first, but then I got confused and lost. This book had a lot of potential, that in my opinion, fell flat. 

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh 

And finally, we have a book in verse. 

This book the coming of age story of Ada. Ada is the daughter of an immigrant father and an African-American mother. She's struggling to find her place, and basically, this book is about how she finds it. 

I enjoyed this one! I found it similar to The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, which we all know that I loved. Books in verse are some of my favorites to read, and this one did not disappoint. 

Okay. Readers far and wide, this is where you come into play. Here are Abby and I's MARCH BOOK CLUB PICKS. If you're new here, Abby and I like to pick two books a month to read together!! We encourage you to join us and link up with your review on the last Tuesday of the month! But without further ado, we are reading...


The Cousins by Karen M. McManus and Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey!!

Are you excited?

I am! :) 

Well, that wraps up February 2021's book review!! I hope you enjoyed and feel free to leave any book recs in the comments!! I'm always down for a new book!! Have you read any of these books? Which did you love...which did you not? I'm curious!!

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you tomorrow!! :)



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