Review: A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy

Review: A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy

A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy is a love letter to country music and a touching story about following your dreams. Set in a Dollywood-inspired theme park, I was charmed by the unique setting, complicated family history, and contrasting main characters that this one contains. The author’s passion for country music genuinely comes through on every page, making this an entertaining and layered story that is perfect for summer reading. Continue reading

Yes No Maybe So: Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed

Yes No Maybe So: Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed is a romcom with a deeper purpose. As it follows two childhood friends tasked with political canvassing over the summer, this one contains realistic main characters and the awkwardness of first love. I especially enjoyed the book’s hopeful message, encouraging young people to get involved in politics. This is a great read for those looking for the sweetness of contemporary with a thought-provoking, activist angle. Continue reading

Series Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Series Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

The Cage by Megan Shepherd is a gripping series that provides a thought-provoking look at humanity. Depicting a group of humans that are help captive in an alien zoo, this one contains many twists and turns as well as a strong cast of characters. I especially enjoyed the world building and the imaginative environments in the cage. While I do not typically pick up books about aliens, this one piqued my interest, and I would recommend it to those looking for a shocking and suspenseful series.  Continue reading

Review: One True Loves by Elise Bryant

Review: One True Loves by Elise Bryant

One True Loves by Elise Bryant is a charming contemporary about self-discovery. As a fan of any book about travel, I adored the cruise ship setting, and the main character and her doubts about the future are relatable. With earnest discussions about expectations of Black excellence and picturesque descriptions of Europe, this is a great read for those looking for a heartfelt story about travel.  Continue reading

Review: Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

Review: Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

Love in English by Maria E. Andreu is a book all about finding your voice when you might not have the words to express yourself. This is such a touching story, tinged with humour, and the main character is easy to connect with. The style of the book, allowing the reader to share Ana’s confusion, is also one of its strengths. Those looking for a sweet and thought-provoking contemporary will love this one. Continue reading