Everything We Didn’t Say #BookReview & #BlogTour @atriabooks @atriamysterybus @nicolelynnbaart #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #everythingwedidntsay

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: From the author of Little Broken Things, a “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) following a mother who must confront the dark summer that changed her life forever in order to reclaim the daughter she left behind. Juniper Baker had just graduated from high school and was deep in the throes of … Continue reading Everything We Didn’t Say #BookReview & #BlogTour @atriabooks @atriamysterybus @nicolelynnbaart #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #everythingwedidntsay

The Book of Rules #BookReview #thebookofrules #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @briangehrlein

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: An interactive picture book with dynamic illustrations, in which readers have to follow the rules or risk a run-in with a monster—with a gentle approach to mindfulness along the way. Beware! This book has rules. You must follow all the rules. If you break the rules . . . Dennis the … Continue reading The Book of Rules #BookReview #thebookofrules #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @briangehrlein

My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Hi Everyone! Just last year and previous years I was all against audiobooks because I thought I have attention problems and won’t be able to keep up. Well, I started to listen to one just to see what the fuss was about and I just loved it! I especially loved to read along while listening … Continue reading My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The highly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery. Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case … Continue reading Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

Aurora Burning #BookReview #auroraburning #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #sciencefiction #bookworm @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Our heroes are back . . . kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic Aurora Cycle series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy’s best hope for survival. First, the bad news: … Continue reading Aurora Burning #BookReview #auroraburning #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #sciencefiction #bookworm @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Can’t believe we are already into the fall. I remembered clearly I was just complaining about the icky feelings of sweat on my body every time I went outside due to humidity. Thank goodness it’s cooler now and we can take walks outside without getting so hot and sweaty! Last month I read … Continue reading September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Assembly #BookReview #assembly #bookworm #literaryfiction @littlebrown #novella

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Come of age in the credit crunch. Be civil in a hostile environment. Go to college, get an education, start a career. Do all the right things. Buy an apartment. Buy art. Buy a sort of happiness. But above all, keep your head down. Keep quiet. And keep going. The … Continue reading Assembly #BookReview #assembly #bookworm #literaryfiction @littlebrown #novella

The Forever Horse #BookReview @harper360 #theforeverhorse #middlegradebook #middlegradefiction #mglit

Synopsis from HarperCollins: An enchanting and inspiring stand-alone novel from the author of The Princess and the Foal. Maisie has always loved horses. She is also a talented artist. When the opportunity arises for her to study in Paris, her two worlds collide. There, in the heart of the city, Maisie finds the childhood diary … Continue reading The Forever Horse #BookReview @harper360 #theforeverhorse #middlegradebook #middlegradefiction #mglit

Over the Woodward Wall #BookReview #overthewoodwardwall #middlegradefantasy #mglit #middlegradebook #bookworm @tordotcom @seananmcguire

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Writing as A. Deborah Baker, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of talking trees and sarcastic owls, of dangerous mermaids and captivating queens in Over the Woodward Wall, an exceptional tale for readers who are young at heart. If you trust her you’ll … Continue reading Over the Woodward Wall #BookReview #overthewoodwardwall #middlegradefantasy #mglit #middlegradebook #bookworm @tordotcom @seananmcguire

Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster #BookReview #smallknightandtheanxietymonster #picturebook #kidsbook #kidlit #childrensbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: An adorable, heartfelt picture book debut from Manka Kasha, Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster follows the magical quest of a knight finding the courage to confront an ever growing monster. The worry kept growing day by day, until… one morning Small Knight woke up to see a huge inky monster … Continue reading Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster #BookReview #smallknightandtheanxietymonster #picturebook #kidsbook #kidlit #childrensbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks

The Orphan Witch #BookReview @pcrutcher #theorphanwitch #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks @stmartinspress

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost…and found. Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen … Continue reading The Orphan Witch #BookReview @pcrutcher #theorphanwitch #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks @stmartinspress

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can’t shake the … Continue reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

The Truth About Parrots #BookReview #picturebook #kidlit #childrensbook #kidsbook @mackidsbooks #thetruthaboutparrots @maxwelleatoniii #bookworm #nonfiction

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The eighth and final book in Maxwell Eaton III’s popular series is a hilarious, kid-centered guide to the many color species, odd behaviors, and special talents (like talking!) of parrots. Did you know there are about 360 different species of parrots? Did you know parrots can see ultra-violet light? Did you … Continue reading The Truth About Parrots #BookReview #picturebook #kidlit #childrensbook #kidsbook @mackidsbooks #thetruthaboutparrots @maxwelleatoniii #bookworm #nonfiction

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