Book Review: The Red Necklace by Susan Gardner

Finally! I have never felt more accomplished finishing a book. For some reason this book took me a while to complete, not for lack of interest, but simply due to finding the time to go back to it while trying to read/finish library books. This novel takes place in one of my favorite eras toContinue reading “Book Review: The Red Necklace by Susan Gardner”

7 Favorite Fairytale Retelling Picture Books from Childhood

Fairytale retellings are some of my favorite pieces of literature to read. Many that I have come across remain original and clever, despite being based off of well-known tales. I’ve listed some of my favorites below. Let’s take a look! #1. The Frog Prince Continued This story interweaves not just the tale of The PrincessContinue reading “7 Favorite Fairytale Retelling Picture Books from Childhood”

Favorite Historical Fiction Periods: Tudor (1485-1603)

Ever since I read Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor from The Royal Diaries middle grade series in 4th grade, I have always been interested in Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII, and the rest of the Tudor Dynasty. I always love reading historical fiction as well as non-fictional biographiesContinue reading “Favorite Historical Fiction Periods: Tudor (1485-1603)”

7 New Christmas/Winter Novels at Deseret Book

It’s always nice to see new books on the shelves of my favorite bookstore…especially during Christmastime! While I love nativity stories and Christmas picture books, it’s neat to see more Christmas or winter-oriented novels…for some reason, they don’t seem to be as common. Let’s check some of them out! 3 New Regency Romance Christmas Anthologies!Continue reading “7 New Christmas/Winter Novels at Deseret Book”

Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read

Wait Till Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn Wait Til Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn: When I was in my preteens, my mom took us to the library at least once every couple of weeks. Between listening to Harry Potter and Goosebumps on tape, I found myself wandering through the middle school reader “ghostContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read”

7 Spooky Story Recs for October

These are some stories I read in 2020 that have eerie elements of suspense, horror, and mystery that will get you in the mood for the upcoming Halloween season! Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier In this 1938 Gothic quick-read, a young woman unveils the mystery surrounding the death of her new husband’s former wife andContinue reading “7 Spooky Story Recs for October”