Category: Books

Spoil This Books For Me, Please? | And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

There was a time when I would actively seek out books with “unique formatting”. They could have been epistolary novels or verse novels. They could have been novels with doodles or comics throughout. They could have even been books that simply had font face… Continue Reading “Spoil This Books For Me, Please? | And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich”

Four Reasons Why I Would Never Want to Live During the 1800s| Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina

Have you ever been asked the question, “If you could go back in time and live, which year/decade/century would you choose”? After reading Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina, I can, with certainty, tell you that I wouldn’t want to live in America during the 1850s… Continue Reading “Four Reasons Why I Would Never Want to Live During the 1800s| Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina”

And the Award for Best Characters Goes to…|The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson

I may have over-committed myself this October. I had these grand plans to devour a collection of spooky novels and write all about them, but instead I found myself in a bit of a reading rut after abandoning three books back to back to… Continue Reading “And the Award for Best Characters Goes to…|The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson”

I Had Hoped for a Boarding School Novel but was Taken on a Wild Ride Instead | Deliver Her by Patricia Perry Donovan

I may have hyper-focused on the portion of the synopsis that mentions that Alex Carmody is shipped off to the Birches, a boarding school in New Hampshire. That coupled with a beautiful cover of a young woman standing in what I perceived to be… Continue Reading “I Had Hoped for a Boarding School Novel but was Taken on a Wild Ride Instead | Deliver Her by Patricia Perry Donovan”

When Expectations Do Not Meet Reality | The Readahoics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio

It’s not uncommon that I start a cozy mystery novel somewhere near the middle of the series. I can only think of three series where I started with book one (Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass, Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox, and the… Continue Reading “When Expectations Do Not Meet Reality | The Readahoics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio”

The World Needs a New Period Drama, and it Needs to be The Girl Who Fought Napoleon by Linda Lafferty

The world seems to be enamored with period dramas that take place in the U.K., like Downton Abbey, the Tudors, and the White Queen. There is actually an entire website dedicated to Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian period dramas called Willow and Thatch. Truly, with… Continue Reading “The World Needs a New Period Drama, and it Needs to be The Girl Who Fought Napoleon by Linda Lafferty”

Tea Talk with Author Kristin Bartley Lenz

Yesterday, I wrote a rave review for The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz. It’s a wonderful debut novel about loss, the meaning of “home”, and the healing force of nature, rock climbing, and friendship. In the beginning of the novel,… Continue Reading “Tea Talk with Author Kristin Bartley Lenz”

#OHTHEFEELS | The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz

I used to devour YA Contemporary novels, but the older I become, the harder I am to impress by this once beloved genre. I’ve really struggled over the course of my five years of book blogging to read and enjoy YA Contemporary novels, and… Continue Reading “#OHTHEFEELS | The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz”

This is Not a Cozy. I repeat! This is Not a Cozy | A Grave Prediction by Victoria Laurie

I’ve written about the Ghost Hunter Mystery series by Victoria Laurie a few times on Books & Tea. It’s a cozy mystery series with a supernatural flair, and I’ve loved what I’ve read so far. Then, during my last library visit, I realized Laurie… Continue Reading “This is Not a Cozy. I repeat! This is Not a Cozy | A Grave Prediction by Victoria Laurie”

A Series Starter that Breaks the Cozy Formula | Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox is an ambitious, first novel in a cozy mystery series. The author tries so hard to take popular, cozy characteristics that have been written about to death and put a unique spin on them, but the execution… Continue Reading “A Series Starter that Breaks the Cozy Formula | Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox”