Reviews

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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General

Cozy Up with a Holiday Romance

December 13, 2019

Everyone knows the holiday season is the best time for reading by the fireplace, snuggled up under 50 pounds of blankets and a hot cocoa in hand. Going by all the Hallmark movies, it’s also the best time for a good holiday romance. It’s just that Christmas magic. And since it’s also the season of […]

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Quotes

Flannery O’Connor: Queen of One-Liners

October 31, 2019

Flannery O’Connor really is a fiction-writing queen, and she’s great for celebrating on Halloween. Her short stories — like “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Revelation” — are creepy and violent and full of zingers. If you’ve never read one of her short stories, I definitely recommend the ones above (they’re perfect for […]

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Author Talk

Q&A with Romance Author Susan Mallery

October 28, 2019

Hey, everyone! I’m so excited to announce a new partnership with Harlequin Trade Publishing. I have so many exciting Q&A and review opportunities coming up with them — and it all starts with Susan Mallery’s Meant to be Yours. I’ll tell you — I got a chance to read a review copy and it is […]

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Reviews

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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Lists

21 of My Favorite Books

July 25, 2019

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you probably don’t know that I turned 21 yesterday. Here in the United States, that means I can legally drink. At lassst, I’ve aged out of birthdays to look forward to. I figured y’all could share in my celebration through books (duh). These are 21 of my favorite […]

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