My Top 10 Books Read in 2017

It’s time to kick in the New Year with not just any Top 10 list, but by annual tradition, it’s the Top 10 Books I read in 2017. Remember, the actual release date of the book doesn’t matter; all that matters is that I read the book in 2017. I read ten fewer books in […]

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, by Krystal Sutherland

I added this book to my to-read list as soon as I first learned of it, and as soon as it was available at a local library, I checked it out. I’m going to start by saying that I absolutely loved this book, and then I’m going to present a semi-definitive list of awesome reasons […]

This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

In the past few years, I’ve added a lot of YA books to my to-read list that I doubt I’ll get to them all. One of the advantages of having a to-read list at Goodreads is that I receive notifications whenever there’s a discount on the eBook edition of one of those books. And that’s […]

Haunting the Deep, by Adriana Mather

Last year, I read Adriana Mather’s stunning debut How to Hang a Witch and declared it my favorite book of 2016. I loved the mash-up between the Salem Witch trials and Mean Girls, with its subtext about persecution and bullying not only in 1692 but in present-day high school. As soon as I learned there’d […]

Submerge, by Tobie Easton

After finishing Tobie Easton’s incredible debut Emerge, which I loved and placed at #5 in my favorite books read last year, I couldn’t wait for the sequel. The story was simply lots of fun, and the plot and conflict were wrapped up so nicely, that I wasn’t sure what a sequel could even look like. […]

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

There’s been buzz about this book and author since it first came out in 2015, and you may have seen previews for the recent film adaptation. Because of the high overall rating it has, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up when I saw it for 25% off at a local supermarket. I figured I’d […]

I Am Princess X, by Cherie Priest

Sometimes, a book just finds you, almost as if someone left it there for you to lead you on a journey if you follow the clues. I’m convinced that happened to me with this book. Apparently, I added it to my Goodreads to-read list sometime in the past year or so—not sure when—and forgot about […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling

About a year ago, this eighth story in the Harry Potter series came out, set nineteen years after the events of the original series. With the recent celebration of the twenty-year anniversary of the first book’s release, that makes last year the nineteenth anniversary. Hmm…the number 19 appears twice in one sentence. Nothing’s a coincidence […]

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

So it’s that time of year, when my school chooses a summer reading book that the entire student body will read. Though it’s not summer vacation yet, teachers were asked to come up with activities—from all different subjects—to accompany the students’ reading of the chosen book. This summer, the students will be reading The Book […]

Gemina, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

You know when you read an awesome book that totally blows you away? And then you know that there’s a second part to that book series, yet you’re a little skeptical that the second book can live up to the sheer awesomeness of the first book? Well, that’s how I went into Gemina, the second […]