Review: Roller Girl

When I was in kindergarten, my teacher had a poster that was supposed to teach you about feelings. The feelings were all simple ones, like ‘happy,’ and ‘sad.’ They didn’t tell you about feelings that got mixed together like a smoothie.” -Victoria Jamieson, Roller Girl Synopsis: Best friends Astrid and Nicole have always done everything together,…

Review: All The Light We Cannot See

Stones are just stones and rain is just rain and misfortune is just bad luck. Some things are simply more rare than others, and that’s why there are locks.” -Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See Synopsis: Marie-Laure is a blind girl in France who adores her father, a museum keeper who carries a valuable, magic…

Reading Harder (Again)

After doing Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge in 2015 and loving it, I’ve decided to take on the Challenge again this year. The tasks are new, so I expect to broaden my reading horizons even more, and I can’t wait to begin sharing my selections with you! This year I will be covering multiple tasks with…

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Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added to My TBR

If we’re friends on Goodreads, you know I’m constantly adding books to my TBR (to-be-read) list. I currently have over 500 books on that list, many of which have been waiting to be read since 2012, yet I’m constantly adding more to my TBR. Here are 10 books I’ve recently added to my TBR: 1.…

The Only Resolution I’ve Ever Kept

As a sophomore in high school, English class was one of my favorites, but I disliked most of our reading assignments. I found The Odyssey extremely slow and A Tale of Two Cities wasn’t easy to relate to. After a few failed reading quizzes, I realized I couldn’t breeze through the class like I had the year before. So…

What I Learned By Reading Harder + Giveaway Winners!

I spent last year reading and reviewing books that satisfied Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. The Challenge is designed to get you to read outside your comfort zone–old books, new books, lesser-known authors, or genres you might not otherwise pick up–to broaden your reading horizons. Even though at times I was frustrated that books I wanted to…

the little prince

Review: The Little Prince

What it is: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a story of a boy who travels from his own planet around the world, seeing all the wonderful and terrible things that exist and comparing what it means to be a child vs. an adult. It’s half magical realism, half universal truths. What I liked…