Category: Books

  • Interview with a Snarky/Cynical 16 Year Old

    I happen to live with a teenaged sister who loves to read. While our tastes in books often overlap, she’s a bit more critical than I am. Which often means I lend her a YA book and she hates it. An opposing view can be a good/amusing thing so I invited her to do some […]

  • Thirteen Reasons Why: A Messy Reflection

    Trigger Warning: Discussion of suicide, depression, self harm, etc. Notes: I am not a mental health professional. This is just the musings of someone with depression and anxiety. It has recently come to my attention that Jay Asher has in the past searched his name on Twitter and harassed teenagers who didn’t like his book. […]

  • 2017 So Far

    Phew. It’s been a while. I had a rough winter which involved being sick a lot. My reading thankfully did not suffer, but pretty much everything else did. Including this blog, obviously. Hopefully with things getting a little better and with all the reading I’m doing, I’ll get more posts in. I also have lots […]

  • Recent Reads: September-November

    As I haven’t done a Recent Reads in a while, here are a few I loved in the past few months that didn’t get reviews. Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King    A. S. King is from the Philly area and she set this latest book in Philadelphia so I was automatically interested. Part of my […]

  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

    The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

    The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Release Date:  November 1, 2016 Publisher: Delacorte Press Format: ARC Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Ratings:    The Basics The Sun Is Also a Star is told in two perspectives, Natasha’s and Daniel’s. Natasha is a Jamaican immigrant who is set to be deported that night. While making one last […]