My favorite reads of this year (and damn, was it a good year of reading), organized by mood! Short stories, essays, novels, love stories, and so much more. Click on a title to read my full review.Continue reading
Bookworms! So here’s the skinny. This is a summary of the highlights of our three day Parisian adventure. I would in no way consider this a guide to Paris because a. I’m absolutely not an expert and b. I’ve been to Paris before so we didn’t do some of the more obvious things (the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Versailles, etc). So use this more as inspiration than as the gospel. Or just as a way to vicariously transport yourself to this magical city. Because Paris is always a good idea. Continue reading
Thank you to the lovely people at Tin House for my copy of The Seas by Samantha Hunt. All thoughts and images are my own.
Title: The Seas
Author: Samantha Hunt
Genre: Modern Mermaid Mythology
Pub date: November 1, 2004 – re-released July 10, 2018
Read if you like: magical realism, The Bell Jar, Han’s Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Continue reading
New Yorkers! (Or any book lovers who can make it to Brooklyn by Sunday, September 16) – if you’re in the area and you love books, you must attend the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend. It is my favorite NYC book event – it is full of amazing authors, terrific bookish products, and it is completely FREE.
If you’re planning on attending, here are a few tips and tricks to make this BKBF the happiest one yet!
Thank you to the lovely people at Berkley Romance for my copy of The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. All thoughts and images are my own.
Title: The Wedding Date
Author: Jasmine Guillory
Pub date: January 30, 2018
Read if you like: The Kiss Quotient, The Proposal, bingeing on rom-coms. Continue reading
Am I the only one who loved the feeling of going back to school? Don’t get me wrong, I always mourn the end of summer – of long days full of freedom and sunscreen. But, for me, there is truly nothing better than fresh notebooks, a full pencil case, and an entire year ahead of you. To get you in the mood, here are 11 novels I love (and two I have yet to read) that will fill you with that campus feeling.
Click on a title to read its synopsis:
- For the adventurer: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- For the believer in magic: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
- For the English major: Old School by Tobias Wolff
- For the one who geeks out over dystopian worlds: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- For the quiet student: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
- For the secret keeper: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
- For the captain of the sailing team: The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
- For the theater geek: Drama High by Michael Sokolove
- For the lover of citations and bibliographies: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
- For the asker of questions – both personal and political: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
- For the linguistics nerd: The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Thank you to the lovely people at Riverhead Books for my copy of The Ensemble by Aja Gabel. All thoughts and images are my own.
Here is my summer reading guide for 2018! For a printable PDF version of the guide, click here. Let me know if you’ll be reading along with me this summer! Continue reading
It’s safe to say that Book Con 2018 was one of the best weekends of my life, but do you want to know a secret? It had nothing to do with the books and everything to do with the people. Here’s a recap of what our weekend looked like! Continue reading
Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval – the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show – are over. Continue reading