You may remember my internal conflict abut Made You Up last year. I wanted so desperately to love it, but ultimately there were too many problems for me to overlook. One of those problems was the lack of description. I was a pretty harsh critic of the author’s writing. I felt like it let the reader down in several spots.
I’ve been reading a lot more this month due to #TheReadingQuest challenge! For most of the summer, I spent a lot of time reading graphic novels and comics to combat my reading slump, but it seems like I’m finally getting out of that. Here are some of my recent YA reads. Let me know if you have read them or
I was really tempted to put more things on this list that I think you should read during college, like Beowulf or Oedipus Rex or Frankenstein or Hamlet. But all of those were required reading for me while I was in college. For this list, I instead wanted to list books that were not required reading for me, but were
While I was in a bit of a reading slump last month, I turned to a lot of comics. One of my goals this year was to read more graphic novels, and with my 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited, I finally got to branch out a little bit. I read most of these on the Kindle app on my phone
I’ve apparently been on a bit of a sci-fi kick lately, which doesn’t happen to me very often. After reading and not liking Ender’s Game back in 2014, I realized that I just don’t really like science fiction. (At least not in book form. I’ll watch movies about space travel and lab experiments all day long.) It’s been a few
I’ve been waiting to read this book for so long. I heard about it back in the dark ages when Cait @ Paper Fury posted a review. I hunted for it afterwards, but it didn’t come out in the US until May 2016! Goodreads Description: A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent. This is a book about
Nimona // Noelle Stevenson I set out to read this book after hearing Kristina Horner rave about how awesome it is. It didn’t disappoint. Short Synopsis: Mysterious, rambunctious shapeshifter becomes sidekick to notorious villain who actually has a heart of gold. Format: paperback (graphic novel) Overall Feeling: overwhelming endearment and adoration. I just can’t explain how great this book is.
YOU GUYS I read this gigantic book and am now totally caught up and ready for A Conjuring of Light. Aren’t you proud? You should be. I liked A Gathering of Shadows more than the first book, A Darker Shade of Magic. The first book seemed…I’m not sure. Formulaic? Like it was just a piece of what it could have
I have been waiting to read Emmy & Oliver for over a year. I actually got it two Christmases ago (in 2015). I waited to read it, though, because I read Eleanor & Park in January and thought they might be too similar to read back-to-back. I ended up waiting an entire year. (I actually finished Emmy & Oliver exactly
I’m going to have to skip my normal Like/Dislike review format for this one, guys. Mostly because I did not like a single thing about this book, but also because I’m having trouble organizing my thoughts into a neat little list. So let’s just chat a bit. Let me start by saying this: the hype surrounding this book is real. I