Booklight: Commonplace Bookstore

Peri McKinnis of Peri Reads shopping in Ccommonplace Books in Downtown Edmond Oklahoma. Photo features Peri smiling while standing in front of a bookshelf featuring several current book releases.

Independently owned bookstores are a great place to aquire some of your favorite reads while supporting a local business. While yes it’s easier to head down to a Barnes and Noble to snag a good book this is a fun way to explore your options. There are plenty of great search engines to find local […]

Giving Decorative Books a Chance

Stack of decorating books by Domino and Grace Bonney - Giving Decorative Books a Chance by Peri McKinnis - Peri Reads - perireads.com

Now I’m not someone who buys decorative books for fun. Whenever I go to a bookstore and I see them beautifully layed out for all to gawk at, I can’t resist taking a peek. The gorgeous shots, the layouts, and the overall vibe, decorative books are a wonderful centerpiece to have at any home. They […]

My Review | The Collective

Photo shows the book cover of The Collective by Alison Gaylin - Photo by Peri McKinnis - Peri Reads - perireads.com

TAP HERE FOR THE GOOD READS DESCRIPTION The USA Today bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of Never Look Back and If I Die Tonight plumbs the dark side of justice and the depths of diabolical revenge in this propulsive novel of psychological suspense that melds the driving narrative of Then She Was Gone with the […]

Finding Inspiration and Setting My Voice Free

Photo features cover of the book Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic by Lisa Congdon

TAP HERE FOR THE GOOD READS DESCRIPTION An artist’s voice is their calling card—it’s what makes each of their works vital and particular, but developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence.Find Your Artistic Voice offers everyday strategies, inspirational anecdotes, and practical advice to push through fear and insecurity in your artistic practice. This book, […]

My Review | The Midnight Library

Photo shows the book cover of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - Photo by Peri McKinnis - Peri Reads - perireads.com

TAP HERE FOR THE GOOD READS DESCRIPTION Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have […]

My Review | The Push

Photo shows the book cover of The Push by Ashley Audrain - Photo by Peri McKinnis - Peri Reads - perireads.com

TAP HERE FOR THE GOOD READS DESCRIPTION Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter–she doesn’t behave like most children do. Or […]

My Review | Circe

TAP HERE FOR THE GOOD READS DESCRIPTION In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child – not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she […]

My Review | Outlawed

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TAP HERE FOR THE GOOD READS DESCRIPTION The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada’s life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as […]

My Review | The Office of Historical Corrections

Photo shows the book cover of The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans - Photo by Peri McKinnis - Peri Reads - perireads.com

TAP HERE FOR THE GOOD READS DESCRIPTION The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history. Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and x-ray insights into complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans […]

Taking My Time To Fit In

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I think it’s important for me during this time as I’m trying to figure out things about myself that I’m as open as possible. There’s really nothing super scary to hide but I feel like this is something that a lot of people struggle with and I wanted to make someone feel like they aren’t […]