Neil Patrick Harris’ The Magic Misfits (2017 Reading Book #104)

The highlight of my experience with this book would probably be getting to meet Neil Patrick Harris and have him sign the book. Everything else was downhill. Honestly, I had higher hopes for a MG novel by NPH, but alas, this is why I remain skeptical of celebrity book deals. … Continue reading

Dashka Slater’s The 57 Bus (2017 Reading Book #102)

While working the autographing area lines at BookExpo, I had the delight of helping to manage Daska Slater’s line. It was because of this experience that I knew I had to grab an ARC of this novel. Somehow I had missed hearing about the news story this book is centered … Continue reading

Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints (2017 Reading Book #101)

I was unbelievably STOKED to snag an ARC of Maggie Stiefvater’s latest novel, All the Crooked Saints. While this book isn’t like her previous works, it is still undoubtedly Stiefvater with all the discussion of cars, strange magic, and wit. The pace of this story is a little slower than the … Continue reading

Daniel Handler’s All the Dirty Parts (2017 Reading Book #100)

I was fortunate enough to meet Daniel Handler while working at the autographing area at BookExpo 2017. I even luckier to get him to personalize and sign an ARC of All the Dirty Parts. He was an absolute delight to meet and chat with, and this book is absolutely stunning. I … Continue reading

Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star (2017 Reading Book #99)

I was a bit concerned about how much I would like this novel knowing that Nicola Yoon’s previous novel, Everything, Everything, had some serious ableist issues. Fortunately, I was absolutely delighted by this novel and quickly read it over the span of a weekend. I loved the cultural clash and poor … Continue reading

Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 (2017 Reading Book #98)

This novel was a major hit in 2016 and has received a lot of recognition and acclaim. As someone who enjoys a good mystery and the occasional thrill, I figured I should jump on this wagon. Unfortunately, I realized that this brand of psychological thriller just isn’t anything I’m in … Continue reading

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2017 Reading Book #96)

I have heard so much about Americanah over the years, and I knew I needed to pick it up before my trip to NYC, since it was selected as the One Book for New York. And it’s a truly interesting story that really gave me a new perspective on American culture. … Continue reading