Books and School Fundraising Holiday Gift Guides @scholastic @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond @knopfbfyr #bookworm #books #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #mglit #giftguides

Hi Everyone! If your kids are in school, you may have seen these holiday gift guides of books they are bringing home to sell. It’s one way for the school to do fundraising. My son brought home 3 different magazines. As I browse through, I get excited to see the books listed on there versus … Continue reading Books and School Fundraising Holiday Gift Guides @scholastic @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond @knopfbfyr #bookworm #books #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #mglit #giftguides

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

Little Free Library Tour 3 #littlefreelibrary #bookworm #bookunhaul #books #booklover

Hi Everyone! In the month of September, I made a few mini trips to the little free libraries. Sometimes I go with my kids and I feel bad that the toddler wasn’t having fun because trading out books at the little free libraries were mostly my love. So I ended up taking them to different … Continue reading Little Free Library Tour 3 #littlefreelibrary #bookworm #bookunhaul #books #booklover

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 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

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

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

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

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

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