Genre: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction Year Published: 2016 My Rating: ★★★★★ The Underground Railroad has won the highest of awards, been praised by the most prestigious of critics, and gained as much literary acclaim a literary fiction novel can in the current reading and publishing world. Does it need another book review? Probably not. Am I…… Continue reading Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Genre: Literary Fiction, Sci-Fi, Dystopia Year Published: 1985 My Rating: ★★★★★ The Handmaid’s Tale was not a book that I planned on picking up anytime soon. The book was sitting on my shelves among many others that had an invisible sticker on it labeled “for the future,” and that was that. Margaret Atwood, however, was visiting a…… Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
When you can’t decide what to read, what do you do? Turn to social media of course! I’ve seen this trend going around on BookTube and thought I would try it for myself since I’m an indecisive reader, and it worked out rather well. So! Here’s how it went down: I decided to pick two…… Continue reading Instagram Chose My Summer Reads!
Every time I see book recommendation lists for high schoolers, they always includes books like The Catcher in the Rye, Hatchet, and To Kill a Mockingbird on them. I disagree with these choices. Those are books students are assigned to read, not to read for pleasure. I’m sure there are students who enjoy those books, but oftentimes they’re not books that…… Continue reading 17 Books Every High Schooler Should Read
Graphic novels were not a medium of storytelling I was aware of a few years ago. Discovering the online book community is what truly introduced me to them and their growing popularity. Without the online community I probably would have never discovered them, and how sad a life that would have been. Recently, graphic novels…… Continue reading Why Are Graphic Novels so Popular? + Recommendations
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Year Published: 2018 My Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Sadly I am in the minority on this book. Don’t get me wrong, this book had its redeemable points, but overall it was just a miss for me. So let’s just get into a quick synopsis and what I thought. “The Wicked Deep” is a story…… Continue reading Book Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Summer is upon us! That means muggy summer nights, freak thunderstorms, and the occasional swim and cool, refreshing poolside drink. The summer season also beckons new books, of course. Why else would you be on this blog but for bookish content, anyway? Forget hunting for a new swimsuit, it’s time to hunt for some new…… Continue reading My 13 Most Anticipated Summer 2018 Book Releases!