Best Dressed Books

Best Dressed Books

It’s award season and all the beautiful dresses on the red carpet are being discussed around the water-cooler and across the internet.  Here is a selection of beautiful dresses as they appear on book covers.  . Click the photos below to read more about the books behind the covers.  What dress would you want to wear? What book do you want to read?    

Week of 1/28/18-2/3/18 Weekly Book Round-Up

Week of 1/28/18-2/3/18 Weekly Book Round-Up

This is a weekly installment of bookish happenings across the collective book community.  What I’m reading:   This week I read  Piecing me Together  by Renée Watson. I’ll have a full review out this month.  I found this book through a goodreads review from a booktuber  (the collective book community overlaps!)  This is a coming of age story that is softer than The Hate U Give but equally relevant.  This book also looks at themes of friendship, perseverance, and community.  I…

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez expertly covers several themes, including; grief and loss, depression, fractured families, cultural communities & immigrant families within a coming of age story. Why I picked this book up: This book came up in conversation with my book club when we were reading Rust Belt Chicago edited by Martha Bayne. Plot: Julia is an ambitious 15-year-old dreaming of a life after high school that is far away from her family.  She has ambitions…

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Upcoming New Releases: February 2018

Upcoming New Releases: February 2018

February is the shortest month – but sometimes it can feel like the longest month.  To help pull you through the winter here are some books fresh off the press to look forward to in February. If you want to join the conversation about what books you are looking forward to reading, please check out The Paperfruit facebook page or message me via twitter or goodreads. New Releases for February: Release Date:  February 6, 2018 The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard …

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Title:   The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Author:  Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre:  Fiction  Why I picked his book up:  It has a beautiful cover What this book is about:  This is a fast paced read that covers the success and failures of the main character, Evelyn Hugo a former Hollywood starlet as she is dictating her life story for her autobiography. Evelyn is 79 in the present day and reflecting on her youth in Hell’s Kitchen to her transformation in…

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Week of 1/14/17-1/20/17 Weekly Book Round-Up

Week of 1/14/17-1/20/17 Weekly Book Round-Up

I’m trying something new this year! Here is a collection of bookish happenings, fresh content generated this week across, podcasts, booktube, bookstagram, book blogs  and more.  Hope you enjoy these selections, feel free to follow these content creators and subscribe to their platforms or check out books they have featured this week.  If you like these selections, check back next week for my curated findings in the collective book community.   Literary Themed Podcast:  Making the Past Relevant  Episode 211: Winter of Wayback, 1950!…

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Week of 1/21/18-1/27/18 Weekly Book Round-Up

Week of 1/21/18-1/27/18 Weekly Book Round-Up

This is a weekly installment of bookish happenings across the collective book community.    New Release:  The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith  This title was released this week.  It’s a dystopian novel that is supposed to be refreshing and funny.  I’ll take that!  Here is a review from TOR  that made me bump this title towards the top of my to read stack! Book blurb: In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat…

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Books about Books, Bookstores and Libraries

Books about Books, Bookstores and Libraries

There is something magical about books, it’s no wonder that books, bookstores and libraries are often themes, settings and sometimes characters within novels.    For me, the book represents a tangible object or a portal for knowledge, and a doorway to another reality.  This list is a starting point for books that are geared toward book lovers, about books, libraries and bookstores.   The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Recently widowed, A. J. Fikry’s life is in a downward spiral…

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Discovering Booktube

Discovering Booktube

Everyone knows what YouTube is, but there is a large community of YouTube creators that are dedicated to discussing, reviewing, and sharing the love of books and reading.  They call themselves Booktubers. I love booktube.  I’ve thought about trying to do it myself, but I think that for now I’ll stick with this platform to share my bookish perspective. If you were to do a simple search for booktube within YouTube or on Google you will quickly become overwhelmed with…

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