Margaret L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (2017 Reading Book #147)

I’ve known that I’ve needed to read this classic children’s book for a long time, so I finally managed to read it. Unfortunately, it was after I read another children’s book that TOTALLY RUINED THE PLOT OF THIS ONE. I can totally understand why this book has become such a … Continue reading

Nic Stone’s Dear Martin (2017 Reading Book #146)

After the summer publishing program that I completed this year, I realized that I needed to incorporate audiobooks into my reading list. I’d heard a lot of rave reviews about this book’s importance and awesomeness, so I decided to grab the audiobook version of Dear Martin and kill a couple birds with … Continue reading

Everything Better When You Binge Read with a Friend: John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down (2017 Reading Book #141)

It’s been an incredibly long time since I’ve bought a book on release day and promptly read it within twenty-four hours. Likewise, I don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing that book devouring experience in the moment with a friend before. I know my reading experience was only … Continue reading

Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns (2017 Reading Book #131)

Without a doubt in my 2017 Reading, this book has taken the longest to read. This is nothing to do with it being an unenjoyable read. In fact, I really loved reading this book. It’s just a long book with long chapters that take a while to make your way … Continue reading

The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (2017 Reading Book #129)

I heard about this book during my NYU Summer Publishing Institute program and I was able to pick it up during a bookstore visit to Three Lives. My mom and I both read this book and really enjoyed it. While everyone seems to focus on the heartbreaking, tear-jerking stories, I … Continue reading

Whitney Gardner’s You’re Welcome, Universe (2017 Reading Book #119)

I happened upon this book while perusing the YA shelves at the Barnes & Noble at Union Square in NYC. I was enticed by the Deaf protagonist and that the story wasn’t solely about being Deaf. I really liked learning about art, specifically street art, in this novel. That was … Continue reading

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People (2017 Reading Book #116)

I got an ARC of this novel thanks to BookExpo, and upon reading the blurb I was pretty stoked to sit down with it. This novel was very surprising and way different than I expected it to be. It’s definitely an interesting angle into stories of rape scandals, and I … Continue reading

David Arnold’s Mosquitoland (2017 Reading Book #113)

I had heard so many high praises for this novel that I was shocked by how much problematic stuff there was in this novel. It’s far from the endearing road trip and engaging exploration of mental health issues. While the narrative voice was engaging and intriguing, I struggled to connect … 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