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Between the Bookends: 8 Books We Read in August 2021

As summer draws to an end, Sophie, Scott, and Amy are excited to share eight of the books they have…

September 1, 2021

Between the Bookends: 6 Books We Read in July 2021

In this month's Between the Bookends, Sophie explores a wide range of non-fiction and picks up some interesting fiction too.

August 1, 2021

3 Otherworldly Books for Fans of UFOs, Aliens, and the Paranormal

With the subject back in the news, here are three recent books that touch on UFOs, aliens, and other related…

July 2, 2021

Between the Bookends: 3 Books We Read in June 2021

We hope you will find something interesting within the three books featured in this month's Between the Bookends.

July 1, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Wranglestone’ by Darren Charlton

'Wranglestone' by Darren Charlton is a queer YA story set in post-apocalyptic America in the years following a global zombie…

June 29, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Both Sides Now’ by Peyton Thomas

'Both Sides Now' by Peyton Thomas is a YA novel about a transgender teen boy in the approach to the…

June 27, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating’ by Adiba Jaigirdar

'Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating' by Adiba Jaigirdar is a contemporary YA novel about two Irish, Bengali girls…

June 25, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Be Dazzled’ by Ryan La Sala

'Be Dazzled' by Ryan La Sala is a YA, dual-timeline novel about a teenage cosplayer set in the world of…

June 23, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Trouble Girls’ by Julia Lynn Rubin

'Trouble Girls' by Julia Lynn Rubin is a YA story about two queer teenage girls, inspired by 'Thelma and Louise'…

June 21, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘As Far As You’ll Take Me’ by Phil Stamper

'As Far As You'll Take Me' by Phil Stamper is about a gay 17-year-old from Kentucky who lies to his…

June 9, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘The Passing Playbook’ by Isaac Fitzsimons

'The Passing Playbook' by Isaac Fitzsimmons is a coming-of-age book about transgender rights and football (soccer) in equal measure.

June 3, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Heartstopper’ Series by Alice Oseman

'Heartstopper' by Alice Oseman is a series of graphic novels about two British teenage boys navigating their burgeoning relationship.

June 1, 2021

Between the Bookends: 9 Books We Read in April 2021

In this month's Between the Bookends, Sophie and Lisa review nine books covering a mixture of picture books, middle grade,…

May 1, 2021

Between the Bookends: 4 Books We Read in March 2021

In this month’s between the bookends, Sophie and Rebecca share four books they read in the month of March.

April 1, 2021

Three New Novels for 2021 Inspired by Old Classics

I spent the first weeks of 2021 reading 3 books that take classic novels & authors & give them a…

January 21, 2021

Between the Bookends: 3 Books We Read in December 2020

This month's Bookends is a little thinner than usual, but Sophie and Rebecca still have three books to share, and…

January 1, 2021

Between the Bookends: 6 Books We Read in November 2020

Can you believe it's time for the final Between the Bookends of 2020? We're here to share what we're reading…

December 1, 2020

Celebrate the Return of ‘The Crown’ With Three Royally Splendid Reads

Celebrate the return of 'The Crown' with three books filled with the same scandals, tragedies, and difficult choices you have…

November 15, 2020

Between the Bookends: 8 Books We Read in October 2020

In this month's Between the Bookends, Sophie, Scott, and Rebecca review eight books they read during the spookiest month of…

November 1, 2020

‘How It All Blew Up’ by Arvin Ahmadi, A Muslim LGBTQ Bildungsroman

'How It All Blew Up' by Arvin Ahmadi is a YA, LGBTQ, Own Voices story told from the perspectives of…

September 22, 2020