My Best and Worst of 2021

Want to know my top 5 and bottom 5 books of 2021? Of course you do … or you wouldn’t be here. Most of it is romance, since that was the bulk of the ~240 books I read this year, but one history book makes the best list … and of course it’s about Richard Nixon. What a year. Onto 2022!


The Fastest Way to Fall ARC Review | 5 Star Romance

Last year, Denise Williams’ debut was one of my top 5 books of everything I read, so I had high expectations of this one. I am happy to say that it met them! *Highly.* As a note, this book does include a discussion of weight, eating disorders, and drug addiction.

I liked all of these? | APRC Supplementals #8

I actually enjoyed and would recommend all 5 of these books, and I think that’s the first time I can say that. However, I will mention that I am ill in this video (like I’d literally gone to urgent care the morning I filmed this) (I am fine) (mostly), so if I didn’t do a book justice or something doesn’t make sense, feel free to use the comments for further discussion!

Sports Romance Recommendations | Recent Reads

I wasn’t super sure what to do for content this week, but I’ve had a few sports-obsessed weeks so I figured I would share it with you! These are just some recent sports romance series and books that I’ve enjoyed. Have fun!

Review: Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

I have thoughts and feelings and lots of SQUEES for this book. Also, I have some critical comments in here somewhere. Getting back in the swing of this reviewing thing!

Betwixt the Books Review: “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara

Possibly my favorite thing about this is that Michaela apologizes in the video for not getting the video up on the channel for like 3 months and now I’m posting this here months after that so like listen. We are sometimes overwhelmed by life. Anyways! Here’s us talking about what we think is one of the best true crime books in the ENTIRE GENRE!

ARC Review: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

I released this video on the channel when the book actually wasn’t out yet but forgot to post it here. Listen. I’m a fallible human being. Anyways. This is one of the ARCs from BEA that I wasn’t sure was worth getting. After all, the author wasn’t there and I sat in line for like 2 hours. Was it worth it, you ask? YES, YES IT WAS. Why? That’s what the video is for!

Review: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

This book is an incredible intersectional story about a Jewish African American girl who may or may not be bisexual with a white step-brother recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It also has some issues with bi and pan representation. Watch to see!

Betwixt the Books Recommends: Audio Books

Wherein, we discuss some audio books that made the experience of reading better than reading a physical book would have been. We’ve both been seriously into audiobooks lately and wanted to share the love!