Bad Blood

I couldn’t wait any longer to get my hands on this book, one of the most frequent “best of 2018” books

Monday’s Not Coming

For my “realistic fiction” selection for my grad class on YA literature, I picked up an ARC I’d been starring at for awhile: Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand

I’ve never been a huge “romance” reader but now that I’ve discovered what I will call the rom-com genre that is Christina Lauren, I’m obsessed.

The Poet X

My grad school class on YA literature asks us to read an “award winning YA book from 2017, 18 or 19” and I knew I wanted to read The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

When We Caught Fire

Set against the backdrop of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, When We Caught Fire is a historical romance with a love triangle, an impending wedding, a lot of talk about “society” and a great ominous foreboding sense about the whole thing.

For Better and Worse

I love a good murder, but could I execute the perfect one and get away with it? Probably not. But Natalie and Will are going to try

What Waits in the Woods

It’s a little spooky, kind of scary, makes me never want to camp ever, and wow, I’m glad I read it. 

Roomies

I’ve never been big on “romances” or even “rom-coms” but wow am I addicted to Christina Lauren books right now

Dear Committee Members

I’m a big fan of the idea of satire, but I find myself reluctant to seek it out. When I heard Julie Schumacher on the Folger Library podcast discussing her latest book, The Shakespeare Requirement, though, my interest was peaked.

Lies We Told

In my quest to finish all of my BOTM books and because I love the color purple, I finally picked up Lies We Told and wow, was I engrossed.

The Library Book

As a student in a graduate program of library science, I felt weirdly called to pick up this book. I’d heard a lot of chatter about it, so I downloaded the audiobook and started off on my adventure into the Los Angeles Central Library.