A Year in Books: What I Read in 2016

Reading is very important to me, so every year I set a reading goal and keep track of what I’ve read. This year, I surpassed my goal of reading 52 books– I read 61 books. This is 23 more books than I read in 2015 (which was 38 books, for those who are less math savvy).Read more

Book Reviews: Conversion, The Cresswell Plot, and Mosquitoland

Summertime before starting graduate school means reading, reading, reading! Since I am going to be specializing in young adult literature in my program, I like to think of it more as preparation. In the past couple of weeks, I have finished three awesome young adult books! Don’t worry- no major spoilers here beyond what youRead more

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

It’s no mystery: Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, which is what obviously attracted to me to this book. I am not very well read in the detective genre, but I have been known to like mysteries in the past. My attempt at reading J.K. Rowling’s other non-Harry work, The Casual Vacancy, canRead more

Book Reviews: Fangirl and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell I’ve seen this book a lot in stores, but it took me awhile to finally commit to purchasing it. Ultimately, it seems like I picked the perfect time since I recently finished my re-reading of my beloved Harry Potter series. I related to this book a lot, especially since my loveRead more

Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

My friend Amanda recommended this book to me. She is an avid reader and a fellow fan of young adult literature, so I take her recommendations seriously! As usual, this book did not disappoint. The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a young adult dystopian novel. However, it is not like traditional young adultRead more

Book Reviews: Everything Everything; Sharp Objects; The Silver Linings Playbook

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon  “Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.”  I read this book right after finishing Sharp Objects, which may be why I didn’t really love it. I predicted the ending… because both books have an extremely similar plot twist! Although that was the same, the books were overall veryRead more