The Other Passenger #BookReview @atriabooks #theotherpassenger #bookworm #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @louise_candlish

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: It all happens so quickly. One day you’re living the dream, commuting to work by ferry with your charismatic neighbor Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn’t turned up for the boat and his wife, Melia, has reported him missing. When you get off at your stop, … Continue reading The Other Passenger #BookReview @atriabooks #theotherpassenger #bookworm #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @louise_candlish

Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @debbimichiko @studioyukojones @jamie_michalak

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites is a picture book biography that tells the story of the powerhouse female Japanese-American chef and her rise to fame As a child and adult, Niki faced many naysayers in her pursuit of haute cuisine. Using the structure of a traditional kaiseki meal, … Continue reading Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @debbimichiko @studioyukojones @jamie_michalak

Aurora Rising #BookReview #aurorarising #sciencefiction #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #bookworm #audiobook @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science-fiction epic. . . . The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his … Continue reading Aurora Rising #BookReview #aurorarising #sciencefiction #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #bookworm #audiobook @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Cookbooks and Baking #cookbook #baking #cooking #book #bookworm @voraciousbooks @scholastic #bakingbook

Hi Everyone! Holidays are around the corner and I’m starting to get excited for cooking and baking! I have recently checked out The Official Harry Potter Baking Book: 40 recipes inspired by the films from the library to start autumn. From the book, I found Wizzarding Hats to be the easiest recipe to try and … Continue reading Cookbooks and Baking #cookbook #baking #cooking #book #bookworm @voraciousbooks @scholastic #bakingbook

The Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From the critically acclaimed author of Invisible City and Conviction, The Missing Hours is a novel about obsession, privilege, and the explosive consequences of one violent act. From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman … Continue reading The Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

Dragons Are the Worst! #BookReview #dragonsaretheworst #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook #kidlit @simonkids #bookworm

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!. Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst. They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold. They melt … Continue reading Dragons Are the Worst! #BookReview #dragonsaretheworst #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook #kidlit @simonkids #bookworm

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor #BookReview #bookworm #thediredaysofwillowweepmanor #graphicnovel @simonteen @shaenongarrity #youngadultbooks #yafantasy #gothic

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home. One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in … Continue reading The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor #BookReview #bookworm #thediredaysofwillowweepmanor #graphicnovel @simonteen @shaenongarrity #youngadultbooks #yafantasy #gothic

Comfort Me with Apples #BookReview @catvalente @tordotcompub #comfortmewithapples #thrillerbooks #mysterybook #fantasybook #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Comfort Me With Apples is a terrifying new thriller from bestseller Catherynne M. Valente, for fans of Gone Girl and Spinning Silver Sophia was made for him. Her perfect husband. She can feel it in her bones. He is perfect. Their home together in Arcadia Gardens is perfect. Everything is perfect. … Continue reading Comfort Me with Apples #BookReview @catvalente @tordotcompub #comfortmewithapples #thrillerbooks #mysterybook #fantasybook #bookworm

September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

Hi Everyone! Every month, I make a big TBR of book stack to read. I’m a mood reader so I can’t decide ahead of time what I want to read. Creating a big stack gives me room to decide and at the end of the month, the pile remaining is still big. That’s okay because … Continue reading September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

Hi Everyone! First off, I’m really excited to share with you that I have upgraded my blog! It’s now http://www.howusefulitis.com and no more additional wordings in it. My free space has been dwindling down and I have been considering an upgrade for awhile. Since the birth of my daughter, I no longer have the luxury … Continue reading August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh #BookReview #theboywhomadeeveryonelaugh @scholastic @helenrutteruk #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Scholastic: Billy Plimpton has a big dream: to become a famous comedian when he grows up. He already knows a lot of jokes, but thinks he has one big problem standing in his way: his stutter. At first, Billy thinks the best way to deal with this is to… never say a word. … Continue reading The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh #BookReview #theboywhomadeeveryonelaugh @scholastic @helenrutteruk #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Dishwasher’s Big Job #BookReview @mackidsbooks @steven_draws #boardbook #kitlit #bookworm #childrensbook #picturebook #bigjobsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Filled with fun facts, giggles galore, and googly eyes, the Big Jobs board books are the perfect introduction for babies and toddlers to the big world around them, starting at home! With vibrant artwork and clever humor, this original board book series is a celebration of childhood curiosity and the most … Continue reading Dishwasher’s Big Job #BookReview @mackidsbooks @steven_draws #boardbook #kitlit #bookworm #childrensbook #picturebook #bigjobsbooks

Friends Forever #BookReview #friendsforever @mackidsbooks @haleshannon @01firstsecond #mglit #graphicnovel #memoir #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Following up their mega-bestselling Real Friends and Best Friends graphic memoirs, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with Friends Forever, a story about learning to love yourself exactly as you are. Shannon is in eighth grade, and life is more complicated than ever. Everything keeps changing, her classmates are starting … Continue reading Friends Forever #BookReview #friendsforever @mackidsbooks @haleshannon @01firstsecond #mglit #graphicnovel #memoir #bookworm

What the Animals Saw #BookReview @harper360 #whattheanimalssaw #picturebook #childrensbook #nonfiction #bookworm #louisegreig

Synopsis from HarperCollins: ILLUSTRATED BY WATERSTONES PRIZEWINNER, NICOLA O'BYRNEWhat if you could see through the eyes of an animal? Dive, splash, soar and prowl through the book as you see the world through the eyes of some of the world’s most amazing animals. Take in the view as you soar like an eagle, gaze through … Continue reading What the Animals Saw #BookReview @harper360 #whattheanimalssaw #picturebook #childrensbook #nonfiction #bookworm #louisegreig

Grown #BookReview #grown #bookworm #yabooks #youngadultfiction @harperaudio @harpercollins

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice. When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up … Continue reading Grown #BookReview #grown #bookworm #yabooks #youngadultfiction @harperaudio @harpercollins

A Touch of Jen #BookReview #atouchofjen #adultfiction #bookworm @littlebrown

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Remy and Alicia, a couple of insecure service workers, are not particularly happy together. But they are bound by a shared obsession with Jen, a beautiful former co-worker of Remy’s who now seems to be following her bliss as a globe-trotting jewelry designer. In and outside the bedroom, Remy and … Continue reading A Touch of Jen #BookReview #atouchofjen #adultfiction #bookworm @littlebrown

Book Series Giveaway! #bookgiveaway #giveaway #middlegradebooks #mglit #kidlit #graphicnovel #bookworm #memoir @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond

Hi Everyone! I’m currently hosting a book series giveaway on my Instagram account at @howusefulitis for this middle grade graphic novel series called Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham which was published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and First Second. I loved reading Real Friends and … Continue reading Book Series Giveaway! #bookgiveaway #giveaway #middlegradebooks #mglit #kidlit #graphicnovel #bookworm #memoir @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond

July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

Hi Everyone! The new month is almost ending and I’m doing a previous month’s wrap! Yeah, time really do fly past me by. I’m on a race to read more books because my unread TBR seems to grow longer and longer. I don’t want to miss out on all of the good reads! I have … Continue reading July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

Let Her Lie #BookReview #audiobook #letherlie @crookedlanebks #bookworm #thriller #bryanreardon

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: In New York Times bestselling author Bryan Reardon’s captivating thriller, a dejected filmmaker lets his curiosity get the best of him and plunges into a web of depravity and danger from which there might be no escape. Theo Snyder is at the end of his rope. One minute he was … Continue reading Let Her Lie #BookReview #audiobook #letherlie @crookedlanebks #bookworm #thriller #bryanreardon

Little Free Library Tour 2 #littlefreelibrary #bookworm #books #bookunhaul

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are doing well. Before my son’s school started, on 8/12/21, I took him and my toddler daughter out for a car ride, to 5 different little free libraries. I’m loving them so much! It’s my new (obsession) and motivation to read faster so that I can bring my books to … Continue reading Little Free Library Tour 2 #littlefreelibrary #bookworm #books #bookunhaul

River Stories #BookReview #riverstories #picturebook #childrensbook @harper360 @timothyknapman #bookworm @ashlinglindsay

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Sail along five mighty rivers around the world and open up the giant fold-out pages to reveal incredible stories from history, mythology and modern times. This gorgeous gift book will take you on a world adventure via the world's greatest rivers. The Yangtze tells of dragons and dolphins, while the Rhine whispers … Continue reading River Stories #BookReview #riverstories #picturebook #childrensbook @harper360 @timothyknapman #bookworm @ashlinglindsay

The Hollow Heart #BookReview #youngadultfantasy #youngadultbook #bookworm #thehollowheart @fiercereads #lgbtbooks @marierutkoski

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in The Hollow Heart, the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology. At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the god of thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once … Continue reading The Hollow Heart #BookReview #youngadultfantasy #youngadultbook #bookworm #thehollowheart @fiercereads #lgbtbooks @marierutkoski

Dark Roads #BookReview #darkroads #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm @stmartinspress @macmillanaudio @chevystevens #audiobook

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The Cold Creek Highway stretches close to five hundred miles through British Columbia’s rugged wilderness to the west coast. Isolated and vast, it has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. Motorists and hitchhikers, those passing through or living in one … Continue reading Dark Roads #BookReview #darkroads #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm @stmartinspress @macmillanaudio @chevystevens #audiobook

Nothing but Blackened Teeth #BookReview @casskhaw @tornightfire #horrorbook #bookworm #nothingbutblackenedteeth #ghoststory

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists. A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company. … Continue reading Nothing but Blackened Teeth #BookReview @casskhaw @tornightfire #horrorbook #bookworm #nothingbutblackenedteeth #ghoststory

The Midnight Lie #BookReview @marierutkoski #themidnightlie @fiercereads #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are … Continue reading The Midnight Lie #BookReview @marierutkoski #themidnightlie @fiercereads #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

The Truth About Bears #BookReview #thetruthaboutbears #picturebooks #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Bears is a lighthearted nonfiction picture book, filled with useful facts about bears that will make you laugh so hard you won’t even realize you’re learning something! About: The Truth About Bears is a nonfiction children’s picture book written and illustrated by Maxwell Eaton III. … Continue reading The Truth About Bears #BookReview #thetruthaboutbears #picturebooks #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii

The House in the Cerulean Sea #BookReview #thehouseintheceruleansea @macmillanaudio @tjklune @torbooks #bookworm #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being … Continue reading The House in the Cerulean Sea #BookReview #thehouseintheceruleansea @macmillanaudio @tjklune @torbooks #bookworm #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

The Weekend Away #BookReview #bookworm #theweekendaway @harper360 @sarahalderson #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks

Soon to be a Netflix Original Movie (see publisher’s website). Synopsis from HarperCollins: Two friends go on holiday. Only one comes back. Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, … Continue reading The Weekend Away #BookReview #bookworm #theweekendaway @harper360 @sarahalderson #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks

All of Us Villains #BookReview @amandafoody @torteen #allofusvillains #yafantasy #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The blockbuster co-writing debut of Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, All of Us Villains begins a dark tale of ambition and magick… You Fell in Love with the Victors of the Hunger Games.Now Prepare to Meet the Villains of the Blood Veil. The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. … Continue reading All of Us Villains #BookReview @amandafoody @torteen #allofusvillains #yafantasy #bookworm

Thankful #BookReview #thankful #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids #bookworm

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful. I am thankful for a home where I am safe and warm.Thankful for parents who read me stories and comb my hair gently, gently.Who whisper the same poem every night … Continue reading Thankful #BookReview #thankful #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids #bookworm