That Moment When Your OWN Books Arrive in the Mail! #bookmail #authorlife #surrealmoments #debutfiction #authordebut #TheOtherAmericans #NavidadThelamour

      Hey guys! I wanted to share with you this crazy exciting, definitely humbling moment in my life: the moment when my book – the novel I’ve worked on and had tucked away in a drawer then pulled out again – finally came in the mail in book format! They today, the day … More That Moment When Your OWN Books Arrive in the Mail! #bookmail #authorlife #surrealmoments #debutfiction #authordebut #TheOtherAmericans #NavidadThelamour

First Line Fridays: The Wall by John Lanchester #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #thewall #johnlanchester @w.w.norton

Happy Friday everyone! Yesterday, I just finished reading The Dreamers (review coming soon)! I’m now debating on whether to start The Wall by John Lanchester or Restoration Heights by Wil Medearis! I have both books with me, so I’ll decide on something today, probably based on how I feel about this first few lines of The Wall, which I’m … More First Line Fridays: The Wall by John Lanchester #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #thewall #johnlanchester @w.w.norton

First Line Fridays: The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #theparagonhotel #lyndsayfaye #janesteele @putnambooks

Happy Friday everyone! I JUST received a GORGEOUS copy of The Paragon Hotel from G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and I can’t WAIT to dig in to this latest book from the author of the famed Jane Steele! The cover art is phenomenal and the premise intriguing! Let’s see how it begins, shall we! Prologue: You’re supposing that … More First Line Fridays: The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #theparagonhotel #lyndsayfaye #janesteele @putnambooks

First Line Fridays: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #onceuponariver #dianesetterfield #adultfairytales @atriabooks

Happy Friday everyone! I’m embarking on the adult fairytale-esque Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield! This book has been on my radar, on my TBR and in my NetGalley for MONTHS now, but I’m excited to finally be getting around to it! Here’s how her book begins: There was once an inn that sat peacefully on … More First Line Fridays: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #onceuponariver #dianesetterfield #adultfairytales @atriabooks

First Line Fridays: Becoming by Michelle Obama #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #iambecoming #becomingmichelleobama #michelleobama @crownpublishing

Happy Friday everyone! This past weekend, I had the ABSOLUTE PLEASURE and once in a lifetime experience of going to Washington D.C. to hear my forever #FLOTUS speak about her autobiography, Becoming. If you’ve never heard her speak in person, I’ll be the first to tell you that the former (really, forever) first lady of the United States … More First Line Fridays: Becoming by Michelle Obama #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #iambecoming #becomingmichelleobama #michelleobama @crownpublishing

First Line Fridays: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite @doubledaybooks

Happy Friday, y’all! I’ve been hearing SO much about this book, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, and I’m excited to have started it this week. Here’s how it starts, with a kick and a bang! “Words” Ayoola summons me with these words — Korede, I killed him. I had hoped I would never … More First Line Fridays: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite @doubledaybooks

First Line Fridays: Hardly Children by Laura Adamczyk #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview @fsgbooks

Happy Friday y’all! I’m so excited about starting this First Line Fridays series, because I think we can all agree that the first lines of a book not only set the tone for how the plot will move but for how we feel about the book overall too! Sometimes, the first few lines of a … More First Line Fridays: Hardly Children by Laura Adamczyk #firstlinefridays #thenavireview #bookreview @fsgbooks