Welcome to this week's Writer Wednesdays post! I have Tiana Smith--or rather, the characters from Tiana Smith's debut, Match Me If You Can, on the blog today, chatting all about the spicy drama happening in Match Me If You Can! And oh, it's spicy. I'm really excited for y'all to read this character interview! Not only do you get to meet some of … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Tiana Smith’s Match Me If You Can (+Giveaway!)
As I start to write this post, I'm anxiously waiting for my dream college decision (t-minus 7 minutes). SUPER HUGE ASIDE TIME (for life updates): I got in, y'all!!! I'm going to college next year which is something that I feel like has dominated my life for so long, and now I finally got in … Continue reading Favorite Feel-Good Reads, Why They’re Important, & Life Updates!
3 stars Rukhsana tries to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. But when … Continue reading The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan (ARC): An Intriguing Concept Paired with an Unsatisfactory Execution
4 stars Rosie Radeke ever expected that she, a random nobody from Ohio, would be accepted to the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes. Henry Yi's … Continue reading Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm: A Sweet and Delectable Romance feat. Drool-worthy Foods and Paris!
Based on popular demand, I have some reading recommendations for teens of all ages! I have a more complete list of some of my most relatable reads coming in the future in partnership with someone else, so you'll have to wait on that, but for now, here are some reading recommendations for teens 12+! This post was … Continue reading Reading through the Ages: YA Book Recommendations for Teens of Any Age!
4 stars It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s a politically charged time, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin has built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her after seeing how rude and hurtful people around her are. … Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (DRC): A Very Personal Narrative of an American Muslim Girl in 2002
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Bree Barton's Heart of Thorns! There's a bunch of fun things planned, such as a bunch of sneak peek quotes from the adavnce copy, a giveaway (ooh!), and a totally awesome list of reasons why you should read this book! Without further ado, let's get started! … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (+Giveaway!)
It's the last Monday of the month--you know what that means! Personalized recommendations based on books you already know and love! This month, we're featuring new June releases paired with older releases so you'll be able to stay on top of what currently hot in the bookish world, while also revisiting old favorites. There's a … Continue reading If You Liked… #5: June 2018 Edition
Your destination is most certainly not on the left. Why? Because you're exactly where you need to be! Congrats, you've arrived at your destination: my stop on the blog tour for Lauren Spieller's wonderful debut, Your Destination Is on the Left! Make sure to park your RV, clean it of bugs, and get rid of … Continue reading Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller Blog Tour
4.5 stars All of Megan Harper's exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse, or anything, it's just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement … Continue reading Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberly