Category: About Books

July Book Wrap Up (The Month of Many Stars)

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo 4 out of 5 Stars This was my first book by Leigh Bardugo, and I really enjoyed it. All of the characters were unique and balanced in terms of skills and personalities. I would say this is in… Continue Reading “July Book Wrap Up (The Month of Many Stars)”

May AND June Book Wrap Up Because Well…

While the world went even more down the pooper during these months, I didn’t really spend my time reading or writing much of anything. Most of the books I “read” were audiobooks. So I decided to do a two-month wrap up instead. Also here… Continue Reading “May AND June Book Wrap Up Because Well…”

Book Wrap Up (April): Slow and Nostalgic Reading in Quarantine

Reading Nostalgic Books to Stay Sane I don’t know about you but reading has been very different since the lock-down. Right now I have a short attention span, and I really just want to be sucked into whatever I’m reading. That’s why for April… Continue Reading “Book Wrap Up (April): Slow and Nostalgic Reading in Quarantine”

Why You Should (Always) Read Middle Grade and YA Books

Hey guys, it’s been a while. But I’ve been doing a lot of reading. A lot of YA and Middle Grade reading. And I’ve been thinking about why I believe it’s so valuable to read these genres as an adult. It may seem strange… Continue Reading “Why You Should (Always) Read Middle Grade and YA Books”

Book Wrap Up (March): Reading in Quarantine

With starting a new job and trying to manage self-care in quarantine, I wasn’t able to read too many books this month. But I read some good ones for sure. Here’s all the books I read during March! What was your favorite book you… Continue Reading “Book Wrap Up (March): Reading in Quarantine”

Book Wrap Up (February): Good and Bad Books

Hello everyone! I finally got my reading butt into gear this month, even though it was a short one. If you’d like a full review for any of the books below that don’t have one already, let me know! I’d love to extend my… Continue Reading “Book Wrap Up (February): Good and Bad Books”

Book Wrap Up (January): What I’ve Read So Far

Here’s a recap of all that I’ve read so far in 2020. It’s not much and not much good yet either!

Response To: “The Decade in Young Adult Fiction” by Slate

Is YA Fiction Eating Itself Alive? As someone who grew up as a teenager during the last decade, the state of YA Fiction is something near and dear to my heart. But I’m also a writer, and a writer of YA Fiction, so I… Continue Reading “Response To: “The Decade in Young Adult Fiction” by Slate”

Books Read in 2019 and the “Best of” Winners

Check out the books I’ve read this year and the “best of’s” in several categories. It’s time to recap reading in 2019!

Sex In YA Fantasy Part Two: How Fantasy Can Change Young Adults

Before reading this, check out Part One of this blog series. “When I started working as a child abuse and neglect family therapist…one quick conclusion I came to was that until we are willing and able to talk openly about sex in this culture—healthy… Continue Reading “Sex In YA Fantasy Part Two: How Fantasy Can Change Young Adults”