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My First Book of the Month

May 18, 2020

If you are like me, you’ve considered signing up for a book subscription forever, but you’ve never actually made the commitment. Out of the many book subscription boxes there are, almost all of them involve some mystery surprise element, which just isn’t me. It was the main thing that kept me from signing up for […]

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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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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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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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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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