For The Love of Stories

Welcome to My Storied Shelves. This is a post that I have written introducing my new book review blog, a home for avid readers and lovers of stories.

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The Bear and the Nightingale / Katherine Arden

It’s been sometime since I’ve wet my YA / fantasy whistle. This used to be the only genre I consumed and for whatever reason, I took a break. I’m not really sure why. Over this summer I was shopping with the fam, where I found myself in a bookstore…because you know… who needs clothes when…

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The Testaments / Margaret Atwood

Is it weird to love the world of the Handmaids Tale? I don’t consider myself a dark, tormented kind of person. Is that my lack of self-awareness? Or is it just that Margaret Atwood touches on the bondage of the female gender in a way that is so easily connectable? Whether its the loss of…

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The Immortalists / Chloe Benjamin

Welp, looks like I won’t be having my fortune told anytime soon. If you’re looking for a read that will put on display the bonds of family, this ain’t that book. A wild ride for sure, but one that may leave you in fetal position and a bit haunted for an extended measure of time.…

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Firefly Lane / Kristin Hannah

This book is on the older side, but came highly recommended from a friend so I decided to give it a spin. I read this book in August and it was such a perfect summer escape. Who doesn’t love a good beach read! While not profound or thought provoking, it is one of those perfect…

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Where the Crawdads Sing / Delia Owens

This was my favorite read of September, perhaps of the year. This book has received much hype and from reading the Goodreads commentary, the masses either love it or hate it.  There is no in-between. This is Delia Owen’s first work of fiction, prior to that she wrote bestselling non-fiction books about her life as…

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