Winter TBR 2017

Winter TBR 2017

It's that time of year again. My palms are curled around a peppermint mocha frappe as I watch the first flakes of the season fall from a gray sky. Starbucks is warm, but just on the other side of the glass blows a chilly winter wind. Books are always on my mind this time of [...]

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The Sun and Her Flowers / Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers / Rupi Kaur

Title: the sun and her flowers Author: Rupi Kaur Genre: Poetry Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 3rd 2017  Pages: 256 this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt [...]

Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

This review contains very mild spoilers for the sake of discussing multiple aspects of the story.  Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers, October 10th 2017 Pages: 288 Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at [...]

They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

Title: They Both Die at the End Author: Adam Silvera Genre: YA, Fiction, LGBTQ+ Publisher: HarperTeen, September 5th 2017 Pages: 368 Synopsis: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking [...]

Autumn TBR 2017

Autumn TBR 2017

As autumn rolls in and the jackets come out of the attic, I'm always inclined to pick up a collection of poetry or personal essay. There's something about delving into someone's more personal writing that feels cozy as the colors become more golden and the air gets colder every night. This—paired with the fact that [...]

Summer TBR 2017

Summer TBR 2017

It's been a consistent 90+ degrees here on the east coast, which means everyone has been flocking to the beaches along the shores of Long Island Sound. Some people choose contemporary or romance novels to accompany them to the beach, but I tend to lean toward darker, longer stories when I'm heading to the beach. [...]

History of Wolves / Emily Fridlund

History of Wolves / Emily Fridlund

Title: History of Wolves Author: Emily Fridlund Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Grove Atlantic, January 3rd 2017 Pages: 288 Synopsis: Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. The kids at school call her 'Freak', or 'Commie'. She is an outsider in [...]