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Fighting Books - Instagram June Challenge 2015

I’m back!

.. or sort of anyways – In my last post I mentioned how I would be back to my usual schedule here on Fighting Books, which I obviously did not do. 155 more words


Something New - Part 7

Liat is even more impressed with Austin when he rescues her from the unwanted advances of Irving, the pervy director.

“How could either of you tell?” 736 more words

Dellani Oakes

Book Review: "No-where But Here" (Thunder Road #1) by Kate McGarry

“No-where But Here” (Thunder Road #1) by Kate McGarry (2015)

Genre: Contemporary, YA, Romance

Page Length: 496 pages (hardcover edition)


Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. 579 more words

Book Blog

Writing Slumps, Reading Highs

I haven’t been writing. There – I admitted it. What I have been doing is widely known as ‘Raiding the Library’ and ‘Reading A Lot’. Below are a section of the books I have devoured. 529 more words


Book of the Week: Speak - Louisa Hall

This second novel by Hall arrives with some strong advance endorsements.  It received two starred reviews, the Huffington Post calls it one of “18 Brilliant Books You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer,” the… 850 more words


New Fiction: You Don't Have to Live Like This - Benjamin Markovits

Markovits is an American writer living in England. But make no mistake–this is a distinctly American story, a kind of literary thought experiment about social engineering and—hopefully—reviving a Rust Belt city. 496 more words


New Paperback Fiction: Love and Other Wounds - Jordan Harper

Booksellers gave me a name for the kind of muscular, brutal, beautiful stories that make up this collection: “dirty realism.” (Thank you, Joseph-Beth, Cincinnati!) When I picked this collection up, I thought I’d just dip in and read one story to get a feel for the writing. 548 more words