Spin Me Right Round | David Valdes | Book Review

As I was reading Spin Me Right Round, I couldn’t help but feel like it was a gay twist on the classic movie trilogy Back to the Future. In present day, Luis is openly gay in an environment that may be progressive but not always fully accepting. The majority reason for this stems from anContinue reading “Spin Me Right Round | David Valdes | Book Review”

This Wicked Fate | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

This Wicked Fate is the sequel to the fabulous This Poison Heart which was released last year. I really enjoyed the first book and was anxiously waiting to read the sequel. There were so many things I needed to have answered! The most pressing one was would the sequel match up to the first book?Continue reading “This Wicked Fate | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

Jagged Little Pill | Eric Smith | Book Review

As a child of the 90’s, I have very strong memories of the songs from Alanis Morrissette’s smash record Jagged Little Pill. I remember the music video with Alanis singing Ironic in her car. I also remember Alanis in the rooftop that eventually led to a pie fight in You Learn. And I may haveContinue reading “Jagged Little Pill | Eric Smith | Book Review”

The Dating Plan | Sara Desai | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to The Dating Plan? The Dating Plan is the second book in the The Marriage Game series. I had already listened to The Marriage Game and had an advanced copy of The Singles Table waiting for me on Netgalley. I was excited to rejoin the world of the Patel family. Plus,Continue reading “The Dating Plan | Sara Desai | Audiobook Review”

Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez | Book Review

Olga Dies Dreaming starts out with a bang and immediately breaks down consumerism and excessive spending via the main character Olga Isabel Acevedo. Olga has built her business from the ground up and is charging wealthy women a large fee to plan their weddings. She is a professional and runs a very tight ship. However,Continue reading “Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez | Book Review”

Professional Troublemaker | Luvvie Ajayi Jones | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Professional Troublemaker? I first heard of Luvvie Ajayi Jones when i was listening to a recent We Can Do Hard Things podcast. Luvvie was the guest of that episode and I found myself really connecting with what was being discussed. When I found out Luvvie had recently released a newContinue reading “Professional Troublemaker | Luvvie Ajayi Jones | Audiobook Review”

It All Comes Back To You | Farah Naz Rishi | Book Review

It All Comes Back To You is a messy tale of secrets and second chances. Kiran Noorani and Deen Malik had secretly dated three years ago and were just starting to trust and fall in love when Deen ghosted Kiran. There had been a sudden incident that he was unable to disclose and in orderContinue reading “It All Comes Back To You | Farah Naz Rishi | Book Review”

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev | Dawnie Watson | Book Review

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev was one of my extra BOTM picks. I was drawn to the idea of an oral history account of an Afro-punk rock n’roll duo from the 1970s. I found myself wondering if it would be anything like Daisy Jones and the Six which I loved. While there areContinue reading “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev | Dawnie Watson | Book Review”

Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review

Battle of the Bands is an anthology of sixteen stories all about a high school battle of the bands. Each of these stories is filled with the magic of music, the drama of high school, and the power of a wild, fun, good time. It was all so much fun and brought me back toContinue reading “Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review”

Skye Falling | Mia McKenzie | Book Review

Skye Falling by Mia McKenzie was a hard book for me to get into. At first I thought it was because of the characters; then the writing style; and finally decided it was a combination of both. I have a strong feeling that other readers will be able to relate to the language and charactersContinue reading “Skye Falling | Mia McKenzie | Book Review”

Chasing the Four Winds

Reading, Writing, Nerding, and Honoring the Oxford Comma Since 1987.

A. A. MacConnell

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