Jared Reck’s A Short History of the Girl Next Door (2017 Reading Book #156)

This is one of the books that I got for Christmas and quickly read in the days following. I had heard some positive reviews from friends and have stared longingly at the gorgeous cover multiple times (seriously, the design is STUNNING). It was really fun to read a book about … Continue reading

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