Stressed About College? These Book Recs Are For You!

I've had this grouping of book recs typed up for a while, and in the wake of the whole US College Bribery scandal happening, I thought it would be a great moment to finally post this list of books! (What better time than now?) If you've ever been stressed about college apps and paying for … Continue reading Stressed About College? These Book Recs Are For You!

What to Read for #YARC2019 This Month? (March YARC Recs!)

Can you believe we're already on our third month of the year, and #YARC2019 is almost 1/4 of the way done?! I certainly can't! Either way, if you haven't heard about it, #YARC2019, or the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, is a year-long reading challenge dedicated to reading more books by Asian authors! You … Continue reading What to Read for #YARC2019 This Month? (March YARC Recs!)

18 Underrated Books by Black Authors for Black History Month!

I love The Hate U Give and Children of Blood and Bone as much as the next person (and very much appreciate all they've done for the book community), but I wanted to use today's recommendation post in honor of Black History Month to highlight some quieter, smaller YA releases from black authors. Diverse books with huge marketing budgets behind them … Continue reading 18 Underrated Books by Black Authors for Black History Month!

The Ultimate YA Romance Reading Recommendation List: 80+ Romances to Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day!

This is such a hefty post, so have Goodreads ready for the 6000+ words that are ahead of you and are filled with the YA (and a bonus NA+A) romance reading recommendations! For Valentine's Day, I have all of these awesome romances I'm screaming about, and I hope you enjoy the recommendations! I wrote a … Continue reading The Ultimate YA Romance Reading Recommendation List: 80+ Romances to Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day!

Fantasci Book Recs: Books In Between Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Okay, so this recommendation post has been rattling around in my mind for a couple weeks now, and I just had to share all of these recommendations with you! I love fantasy and I love science-fiction (though, sci-fi a little more than fantasy). And I think it's really interesting when authors sort of combine the … Continue reading Fantasci Book Recs: Books In Between Science Fiction and Fantasy!

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: A Stunning and Emotionally Charged Historical Debut

4.5 stars Emotionally moving, steeped with history, and full of meaning, Hanna Alkaf's The Weight of Our Sky is set during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old, but she believes she harbors a djinn inside her--one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s … Continue reading The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: A Stunning and Emotionally Charged Historical Debut

Paperback Crush!: 2019 Paperback Cover Changes I’m In LOVE With

I love seeing hardcovers as much as the next person, but I've grown to appreciate paperbacks for so many reasons. (I actually like using all formats at once, and there's pros and cons to each, but my love for paperbacks has been growing.) Not only are they more affordable (and therefore accessible to teens and … Continue reading Paperback Crush!: 2019 Paperback Cover Changes I’m In LOVE With

If You Liked… #11: Diverse Historical Fiction Edition

Because I have Rachel dragging me (it's ok i secretly love it) about not reading Outrun the Moon, I thought I'd make this edition of If You Liked... all about some awesome diverse historical fiction! I missed the If You Liked... post in December because I was so busy talking about some of the best 2018 books I read, so I … Continue reading If You Liked… #11: Diverse Historical Fiction Edition