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I'm Leah! The woman behind Leah's Books, a blog where I write book reviews and post other bookish content.

State Of The ARC #18

I finished July with 18 ARCs left to be read.  I spent quite a bit of time reading ARCs in August, but I’m feeling a bit dejected. Although I have no one but myself to blame, I broke even on my ratio this month. I read 11 ARCs […]

The Storyteller’s Secret

The Storyteller’s Secret Author: Sejal Badani Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: September 1, 2018 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing CONTENT WARNING: miscarriage, infertility, grief, misogyny, prejudice, attempted suicide, blood, violence, child abuse A family secret reveals a tragic, beautiful love. Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the […]

TTT – Banned Books

It’s been a long time since I was in school (or had anything to do with school, but book banning seems to be increasing, especially in schools. So I want to talk about some banned books that I’ve read, and I think are really important. The Bluest Eye […]

Descendant Of The Crane

Descendant of the Crane Author: Joan He Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: June 16, 2020 Publisher: Titan Books CONTENT WARNING: death of a parent, murder, grief, gore, prejudice, torture, blood, violence Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to […]

Live And Let Grind

Live and Let Grind Author: Tara Lush Genre: Cozy Mystery Publication Date: October 11, 2022 Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Series: A Coffee Lover’s Mystery #3 Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. […]


Hester Author: Laurie Lico Albanese  Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: October 4, 2022 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing mew with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: torture, blood, death of a parent, […]

What If It’s Us

What If It’s Us Author: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Genre: YA Romance Publication Date: October 9. 2018 Publisher: HarperTeen Series: What If It’s Us #1 CONTENT WARNING: microaggressions, homophobia Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that […]

Anna Dressed In Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood Author: Kendare Blake Genre: YA Horror Publication Date: October 17, 2011 Publisher: Tor Teen Series: Anna #1 CONTENT WARNING: violence, murder, blood, gore, death of a parent, reference to sexual abuse (off-page) Just your average boy-meets-girl, girls-kills-people story… Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual […]