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It’s Lit: Book Talks

It’s Lit: Book Talks

By Jade

Book recommendations and reviews from my latest findings. Happy reading:)
NF: Non-Fiction
C: Classic
F: Fiction/Women’s Fiction
YA: Young Adult
M: Mystery/Thriller
MG: Middle Grade
J: Juvenile
HF: Historical Fiction
R: Romance
G: Graphic Novel
FY: Fantasy
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F: Games and Rituals by Katherine Heiny

It’s Lit: Book Talks Sep 09, 2023

F: Games and Rituals by Katherine Heiny

F: Games and Rituals by Katherine Heiny

Collection of short stories
Sep 09, 202302:31
National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day

PSA: don’t push yourself to read a boring book.
Sep 06, 202301:21
J: I’ve Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

J: I’ve Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Picture book about the joy of little things
Aug 19, 202301:46
R: Second You’re Single by Cara Tanamachi

R: Second You’re Single by Cara Tanamachi

Not the best romance read. 2.5/5
Aug 12, 202302:44
T: For You and Only You by Caroline Kepnes

T: For You and Only You by Caroline Kepnes

Caught up with the series You? Read this fourth book in the Joe Goldberg series for what happens next!
Aug 05, 202303:18
R: For Twice in My Life

R: For Twice in My Life

Great romance! Get your copy here!
Jul 29, 202301:60
HF/YA: Celtic Deception (2/2): by Andrew Varga

HF/YA: Celtic Deception (2/2): by Andrew Varga

Continues the story from book one. Will be published in September, but you can preorder here.
Jul 22, 202302:26
Interview: Andrew Varga- Jump in Time duology

Interview: Andrew Varga- Jump in Time duology

The Last Saxon King: A Jump In Time Novel, is an adventurous read that transports readers to the Anglo-Saxon era in a battle to save history and legacy. For fans of Valhalla, Vikings and King Arthur, The Last Saxon King is full of historical references and nail biting entertainment.

Author Bio
Ever since his mother told him he was descended from Vikings, Andrew Varga has had a fascination for history. He’s read hundreds of history books, watched countless historical movies, and earned a BA from the University of Toronto with a specialist in history and a major in English. Andrew has traveled extensively across Europe, where he toured famous castles, museums, and historical sites. During his travels he accumulated a collection of swords, shields, and other medieval weapons that now adorn his personal library. Andrew currently lives in the greater Toronto area with his wife Pam, their three children, and their mini-zoo of two dogs, two cats, a turtle, and some fish. It was his children’s love of reading, particularly historical and fantasy stories, that inspired Andrew to write this series. In his spare time, when he isn’t writing or editing, Andrew reads history books, jams on guitar, or plays beach volleyball.
Listen along as Varga shares:

Starting point of being an author
What life was like in year 1066 England
Historical references during the Anglo Saxon era in the novel
Inspiration behind Dan
Why he decided to write a YA level series
What young readers can take away as key learnings
Jul 15, 202311:46
HF/YA: Last Saxon King (1/2) by Andrew Varga
Jul 08, 202301:51
R: The Wish by Nicholas Sparks
Jul 01, 202302:57
M: Guest List by Lucy Foley
Jun 24, 202302:34
F: 30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani
Jun 17, 202301:56
F: Friendship Breakup by Annie Cathryn
Jun 10, 202301:49
P: home body by Rupi Kaur
Jun 03, 202303:19
T: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
May 27, 202302:02
Banned MG: Hear my Voice/Escucha mi Voz by Warren Binford
May 20, 202301:38
J: We Laugh Alike/Juntos nos Reímos by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
May 20, 202303:06
C/MG: The Giver by Lois Lowry
May 13, 202301:21
R: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
May 06, 202301:19
YA: Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions by Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park
Apr 28, 202302:05
R: It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover
Apr 15, 202301:17
NF: Trailblazer by Dorothy Butler Gilliam
Apr 08, 202301:47
Play: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Mar 26, 202301:39
MG/FY: Summer of the Mariposas (second review)
Mar 18, 202301:38
NF: Spare by Prince Harry
Feb 26, 202302:24
R: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Feb 11, 202301:56
R: Beach Read by Emily Henry
Feb 05, 202302:03
Poem: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Jan 29, 202301:55
R: French Kissing in New York by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
Jan 21, 202301:32
R: Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
Jan 14, 202301:49
M/YA: Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus
Jan 07, 202301:34
G: Best Friends by Francine Pascal
Dec 31, 202201:21
SF: Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
Dec 31, 202204:48
F: Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
Dec 25, 202202:16
C: Gift of the Magi by O’ Henry
Dec 22, 202201:07
F: Secret Christmas Child by Lee Tobin McClain
Dec 21, 202201:43
C: Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Dec 21, 202201:20
M: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Dec 17, 202201:49
MG: Restart by Gordon Korman
Dec 10, 202201:33
R: On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi
Dec 03, 202201:43
F: Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean
Nov 26, 202201:39
YA: Frankly in Love by David Yoon
Nov 19, 202201:20
YA: Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Sakura Ahmed
Nov 12, 202201:56
MG: Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
Nov 05, 202201:37
MG: Blended by Sharon Draper
Oct 29, 202201:27
YA: Gossip Girl by Cecil Von Ziegesar
Oct 14, 202201:13
Banned HF: Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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Banned J: Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Park
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YA: Go-Between by Veronica Chambers
Sep 21, 202202:36
YA: It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume
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