Bookish Odds & Ends, Features

Favorite Books of 2018 (1st Half)


Since we are more than half way through 2018, I thought I would share some of my favorite reads of the first half of the year.   As of the end of June, I had read a total of 58 books in 2018.

Which books were the most memorable?  Continue on to find out…

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Bookish Odds & Ends

Most Anticipated YA Sequels of 2018 (June – December)



It’s crazy to think we are already halfway through 2018 already.  Despite the fact that winter drug on FOREVER, this year is flying by!

Surprisingly, 2017 was a good YA reading year for me.  For the past few years, I’ve often felt that YA it fairly hit of miss for me, so I was delighted to find so many great YA books that I enjoyed so much last year.  I noticed that many of these books had sequels coming out the second have of this year, so I thought I would share which ones I am most looking forward to.

Here are the 8 YA sequels releasing in the second half of 2018 that I am most anticipating…

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Books I Read for #WomensHistoryMonth 2018


March was #WomensHistoryMonth here in the United States.  What is Women’s History Month?  Basically, it’s a month set aside to honor women & their contributions throughout history.  Much like what I did for #BlackHistoryMonth2018, I wanted to try and pick up a few books that centered around women’s history & women’s issues…

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Monthly TBRs

April 2018 TBR


I ended up reading 5 out of the 7 books on my March TBR, so not too shabby.   For April I will be shifting my focus to reading a few books for the upcoming book festival I will be attending this month, the Ohioana Book Festival.  Ohioana takes place in Columbus Ohio, which is about an hour and a half north of where I live.  I probably should have started my reading BEFORE now since the festival is only a week and a half away, but you know how that goes.

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Books I Read for #BlackHistoryMonth 2018



Back in 2016 I made a commitment to read more diversely.  I am happy to report that I continue to honor this commitment, and will continue to do so moving forward.  Throughout the year I read books by black authors, HOWEVER for Black History Month I wanted to take it a step farther and read books that had some historical context.  For Black History Month 2018, I decided to read books that centered around the Civil Rights Movement.

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