If you liked “The Hate U Give”, Then You’ll Love This!

I finally got around to reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Actually, I listened to this on audiobook through Audible . This book, released in February of last year, has had great reviews and a lot of hype around it. I actually haven't heard any negative press about this book at all. Almost every book blog I read has written a raving review about it. I was starting to feel as though I was the only who hadn't read it. When I finally got around to reading it, I couldn't help but feel that this story was extremely familiar. Yes, it was very similar to a book I read last year, All American Boys, published in 2015. There were a lot of similarities. Both have protagonists in high school. Both take place in urban areas. And both main characters are directly affected by police brutality. If you've read The Hate U Give, then I highly recommend picking up All American Boys. If you haven't read either, you need to read both of these books. They are awesome and completely relevant for Keep Reading

Reading Reflections: What’s on my Nightstand

Thanksgiving is officially over and the holiday season is fully upon us. The arrival of December only means one thing in my world...holiday themed books! I have a few favorite holiday books that I love to bring out every year to get me in the mood. I love the holidays, but sometimes it's hard for me to keep that Christmas cheer going all month long. A good dose of Santaland Diaries gives me the juice I need to keep that smile plastered on my face after my kid informs me (for the first time) that Santa will be bringing her a purple plush polka-dot bathrobe the day before Christmas. It's been a little while since I've given you peek at my nightstand and I'm sorry to say that not a whole lot has changed. November has been a slow reading month for me. I've been stuck on the same book for a while. It's not that long. However, it's the kind of book that doesn't really hold your attention, but it's just good enough that you don't want to give up on it. I added a collection of short stories to Keep Reading

Reading Reflections: What’s on my Nightstand

Today I'm linking up with Kathryn at The Book Date to share what I'm reading this week. Last week my husband informed me that he would be out of town the entire week for work. After I regained consciousness and was informed that he had already told me this about five times (I just wasn't listening), I called my mommy. Using the baby as bait, I convinced my mom to fly half-way around the country to hang out with me for a week. Sure, I could handle three kids by myself for a whole week. But do I want to? Heck no! Plus, I haven't seen my mom since the baby was born in June, so it's about time for a visit. I still feel like a tourist in the Twin Cities, so I'm looking forward to doing a little bit of exploring while she's here. In addition to lots of reading... the hubs and I binge watched Stranger Things on Netflix last week. I really don't like scary stuff, but I love that show. The amount of 80's montages makes my life complete! As I mentioned in my last post, Netflix just released Keep Reading