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Beach Read by Emily Henry

May 16, 2020

When I first saw the cover of Beach Read, I knew I wanted to read it. I know, I know, never judge a book by the cover — but to be fair, I did also read the synopsis and I KNEW this rom-com would be a great one. And surprise! I wasn’t disappointed. Beach Read […]

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Save the Cat! Book and Software Review

May 12, 2020

As a bookstagrammer, a former English major, and an all around book lover, I get asked about writing books a lot. Mostly… “Would you ever want to write a novel??” And the answer is sure! If I could ever figure out an entire plot for one! Part of me just enjoys being a reader, and […]

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Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood

March 23, 2020

I finally got around to reading House of Earth and Blood, the first book in Sarah J. Maas’ new Crescent City series. And by finally got around to, what I really mean is that I bought it, and read it immediately, and finished it in 4 days. Which I’d like to think is pretty impressive […]

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World War Z by Max Brooks

March 15, 2020

I cannot recommend this book enough! READ WORLD WAR Z. Or listen to it like I did. This is such an interesting book, and it really makes you think about how society and culture would actually respond to something as outrageous as a zombie war. While this is the only zombie book I have ever […]

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Review: A Love Hate Thing

January 13, 2020

A Love Hate Thing is a new take on the wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance. It’s Whitney Grandison’s first YA novel, and while I wasn’t a huge fan of it, I think it shows promise for future novels. This one is just a little lacking in originality. Grandison is an Own Voices writer (read this great article if […]

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Three Mini Reviews

January 9, 2020

Hey, y’all. Happy New Year! I know this is coming a week too late, but I’ve been a little busy. To catch you up on all the things I’ve been doing outside of Reading Whale, here’s a little recap: I graduated college, did a little traveling, celebrated the holidays, and most importantly — read lots […]

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Review: We Met in December

September 18, 2019

Another day, another NetGalley review. This one is for We Met in December by Rosie Curtis. Plot twist, though: It’s already published! You won’t even have to wait to run and get it at a bookstore. Which you actually might still be on the fence about after reading this review. I could really give or […]

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Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

August 22, 2019

Bookstagram made me buy The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, but the amazing writing and characters kept me reading. I seriously cannot tell you how much I loved this book. It is SO GOOD. SO GOOD. So good you have to repeat yourself just to be sure you make complete emphasis about how GOOD it […]

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Review: Twice in a Blue Moon

August 20, 2019

I am so glad that I got the chance to read an early review copy for Christina Lauren’s new book, coming out October 22. Their most recent release, The Unhoneymooners, was amazing and has become one of my new favorites, so I couldn’t wait to read Twice in a Blue Moon. I knew this book […]

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