20 5 star books of 2020

The Long Anticipated List: The 20 Five Star Books of 2020

2020 is the year of book binging.  Collectively, the three of us read over 250 books this year. If we add the re-reads of the entire Ilona Andrews and Tamora Pierce series, we read over 300 books this year! Now we have always been prolific readers, but staying at home has exponentially increased our reading

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The Eight Best Books With All The Bookshop Vibes

COVID has extended out our timeline for opening the bookshop, unfortunately.  Plans are still underway, but the physical shop is going to wait longer than originally anticipated.   I dream of the moment that I can run my hand down all the shelves in the shop, and organize the books in a way that makes sense

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The Most Bingeable and Re-Read Worthy Book Series

Y’all, I am holding on by a thread here. We canceled all of our travel plans this year so I really haven’t taken any time off work. I am nearing the end of my energy and brain capacity. I’m taking some time at the end of the year for a staycation, and my body is

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26 of the Most Exciting Upcoming Book Releases For 2021

Oh boy, am I excited about getting done with 2020.  I’m ready to hit 2021 with a fresh outlook and some fantastic new book releases. Even in my personal life, this as been a tough year outside of COVID-19, Politics, Racial Justice Protests, Murder Hornets (remember that gem??). One of the few bright spots has

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12 Holiday Books To Make You Merry This Season

Dashed Cozy Dreams Y’all. This year I had big dreams of sitting in front of my fire place and drinking hot chocolate while reading holiday books. This was the dream. I was so ready.  However, we need to convert our fireplace to gas and after we got the quote we decided… maybe not this year.

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Best Book I read This Month: November 2020

Welp… that sure was a month! With all the pressure from the election and Covid spiking, November has been a wild ride.  We here at Alchemy all had to re-imagine thanksgiving in a new way this year with our families. From no thanksgiving to a delivered thanksgiving, to a thanksgiving outside with masks… we did

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The Best Fantasy Books Series With Kickass Female Leads

Sometimes you need a fantasy books series that inspires you to fix your problems… by kicking some boo-tay.  Nothing gets me out of a funk like reading about incredibly strong female characters that take charge of their own destiny by training hard and fighting hard.  Major Plus if they rise above the patriarchy and defeat

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