Reviews

Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chic

Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel. It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a much-anticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he… Continue reading Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chic

Wrap-up

June Wrap-Up

So you know that post I made that was all about my June TBR? Yeah, I don't think I followed that very well, surprise, surprise. I have a fallible weakness when it comes to libraries and books that are not on my designated reading list. But it's okay, because while I didn't work on my… Continue reading June Wrap-Up

Give Me Five Friday

Give Me Five Friday: 5 Books to Break Your Heart

My friends tell me I’m a picky reader. Sometimes I’m inclined to agree, but usually I don’t. I read so many books that I enjoy, love, and cherish, but when you read as much as I do eventually you reach a point where it takes an actually good book to earn those 5 star ratings,… Continue reading Give Me Five Friday: 5 Books to Break Your Heart

Reading Lists

June TBR

So, with May in the wraps it’s time for me to look to June and pick out the reading list for this coming month. Honestly, I’m super excited about it, since this is my first proper summer with monthly reading lists and me staying mostly on track. Last month I had the unintentional theme of… Continue reading June TBR

Wrap-up

May Wrap-up

Here it is folks, my first ever monthly wrap-up post. Honestly, I’m proud of myself. This is the first month I gave myself a reading list where I read what was on the list. I managed to work through several of the books in the beginning of my ever expanding TBR list (which is why… Continue reading May Wrap-up

Author Speaks, Rants

Agonies and Annoyances: Romanticizing Male Love Interests

Maybe I'm not the best person for this post. I make it known that I'm not a love story, happy ending, teenage drama kind of book reader. (There is the occasional exception, like Anna and the French Kiss) But I'm here to say, for all the shippers that like to dominate YA, your boy ain't… Continue reading Agonies and Annoyances: Romanticizing Male Love Interests

Give Me Five Friday, Reading Lists

Give Me Five Friday: Five Books With Jewish Characters

I'm trying to make an effort to read more diverse books this summer, because while I love to harp on diversity in the media I'm ashamed to say I haven't actually read many diverse books. So to start with I think it would be good to identify different groups I either don't know a lot… Continue reading Give Me Five Friday: Five Books With Jewish Characters

Author Speaks

Reading Without Walls Challenge

This is something I've jumped around on doing, but honestly when I was sitting around considering my reading list for the coming weeks I found that I fit more with this than I thought! Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, has been named the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature and has launched this… Continue reading Reading Without Walls Challenge

Reviews

Review: Genesis Girl

4/5 *Spoilers below* Taken from Goodreads Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet. Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint makes her extremely valuable, and upon graduation,… Continue reading Review: Genesis Girl