A Very Spoilery Chat: It Ends With Us Review

I underestimated Colleen Hoover. Truly. She's just so prolific that I suppose I pegged her for a churn-it-out kind of author, and I had never bothered to read her before this one. My friend who I do most of my buddy reads with, actually, is the one that put me onto It Ends With Us. I didn't agree to a buddy read in a timely enough manner, so she went ahead and then recommended it again. That got my attention -- I like a pre-vetted read by someone I trust. (Don't we all?) And now I see what the hype is about.

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Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

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I've always found a self-aware book to be a bit cheaty -- just acknowledging that you are using cliches and then going ahead and writing it anyways feels like laziness. We all know that books are just stories recycled and rewritten and I think we are all willing to engage in a little suspension of disbelief together. But this one worked.

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Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

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Apples Never Fall was so overhyped by the bookclub scene that I really didn't have this on my TBR list. Another Mom drama, right? About a neighborhood struggling with mundane issues that entertain, but you'll forget about when the next one comes along. But boy was this another reminder to not judge a book by its cover (and to give mom bookclubs a bit more credit).

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Review: Wahala by Nikki May

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I've been a bit out of the loop when it comes to publishing recently. So I'm gonna be honest -- I was attracted to this one first by the cover, then by the synopsis, then pleasantly surprised that everyone else seemed to already be on board. Built-in bookclubs, yay!

I am absolutely in love. I don't think I even have a valid critique of this book -- it was that good. And I'm hard to please nowadays.

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January 2022 Reading Recap

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Let's just pretend February 1st is actually January 1st, okay? Okay. The first month of the year was busy, and I'll talk about that in another post (maybe! I'm unpredictable!), but finally we're getting back into the swing of things. While I'm getting over a bout of COVID (oh yes, it got me), I figured I would drop an update here regarding my reading. That's a topic I haven't brought up in a while! I completed a grand total of 3 books this January. Rough start, huh? My reading habits have been all out of wack the past couple of months, but that's okay -- even for a book blogger. That's an uncomfortable fact I'm grappling with at the moment.

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Review: Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

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I feel like I'm always saying something along these lines, but I've been meaning to read Chibundu Onuzo's Welcome to Lagos for some time now. Too many books, always. Anyways, I got lucky with this one falling into my audiobook queue curtesy of my favorites over at libro.fm. This. Has. Everything. I don't remember the last time I was so caught up in a story, but Sankofa kept me hanging. The writing is fresh, quick, and enthralling. I will most definitely be hunting down a copy of Welcome to Lagos because even though I know it is a different story following different characters, I just want more of Onuzo's writing.

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