Historical Fiction, Romance

Finding Joy

Hamilton Frenzy Have you succumbed to the Alexander Hamilton frenzy? Do you belt out the show tunes in the shower, and are you willing to give a left arm for a ticket to the Broadway show? I’d like to keep my left arm, but this week’s book crush may have me calling in all kinds… Read More Finding Joy

Realistic Fiction, Romance

RAKtivists Unite

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure I finished seven books on my recent vacation, and several of them were really stellar. One of the books I ate right up was This Raging Light by Estelle Laure. This book is a 2017-18 Gateway Nominee, and if this doesn’t sound familiar to you, read more about the… Read More RAKtivists Unite


Challah at Me!

Like No Other by Una LaMarche One of the ways I’m able to read so many books is because I discovered the awesomeness of the audiobook. Both my school library and our local public library have audiobooks a-plenty via Overdrive that I can download to my phone. When I traded radio listening for audiobooks last… Read More Challah at Me!

Realistic Fiction

Saying Goodbye

Last month, two cooler-than-cool young adult authors– Julie Buxbaum and Jeff Zentner– stopped by one of our local library branches on a tour, and I totally fangirled it. Julie wrote one of the most heartfelt books I read last year called, Tell Me Three Things, and she FaceTimed with our teachers’ summer book club after… Read More Saying Goodbye


Boxing Beasts

My first official plot driven experience can only be described as “bad-ass.” After unintentionally reading two books in two months about characters who box, I knew I had to try out a boxing class at a local gym. It was no walk in the park, people. Two days later, I still feel like an arthritic… Read More Boxing Beasts


Inspired by Books

In April 2017, I was reading a (cry your eyes out) young adult book called Goodbye Days by Jeff Zenter that referenced “lemon chess pie.” This pie is central to one of the “Goodbye Day” celebrations featured in the story– one of three days the main character spends remembering each of three friends killed in a… Read More Inspired by Books