Mmm…blogging. It smells like a fresh cup of coffee, although normally I don’t drink coffee. Perhaps that explains why I haven’t made a post since January, and before that, since June of last year. I could make excuses and say that school and internships have been taking up my time, and those excuses would be…… Continue reading I’m Back!…Also, a Word About Short Fiction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fU1ZjXBpbc What were some of your favorite books of 2017??
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Year Published: 2017 My Rating:★★★★☆ This book follows our main character Alice, who has had a crush on her best friend Teddy for years. On his 18th birthday, she decides to get him a lottery ticket, and lo and behold he wins. Like $150 million big. While Alice is combatting the…… Continue reading Book Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT Year Published: 2017 My Rating: ★★★☆☆ In a nutshell, and not to seem too spoiler-y since this doesn’t come out until the fall, this book follows our main character, Sal, a gender-fluid assassin/thief that has a tragic past and is looking for revenge in the future. To do this, they…… Continue reading Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
Genre: Literary Fiction, Magical Realism Year Published: 2017 My Rating:★★★★☆ This book gives such a deep and personal perspective on the migrant story. I appreciate the messages it gives to those who perhaps aren’t as familiar with such stories, all the while adding a magical element so as to engage the reader just a tiny…… Continue reading Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery Year Published: 2014 My Rating:★★★★☆ What a wild ride this one was. I was never intending on picking this book up, but my library just happened to have the audiobook available, and it’s a short audiobook, so I thought why the hell not. In a nut shell, this book follows…… Continue reading Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Genre: Literary Fiction, Dystopian Year Published: 2015 My Rating:★★★★★ This book has easily already made it into my top books of this year. I don’t know why I waited so long to read it, but golly am I glad that I finally did. This book is half dystopian/half flashbacks to present day. In the dystopian…… Continue reading Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel