Last year, I was fortunate to win a Twitter giveaway from Adam Silvera for a signed paperback of More Happy Than Not and ARC of History is All You Left Me. It was very lovely and I immediately jumped at the chance to read History, one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. So since it’s going to… Continue reading Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Well, it turns out getting a camera is more complicated than I thought, so my foray into videos has come to a standstill. So, I return to some traditional blogging to tell you about two October releases that I’d been looking forward to (and lived up to my expectations)! (Also, yes, this is quite late.… Continue reading Reviews: Still Life with Tornado and Finding Perfect
My schedule is a bit off, so yes, it isn’t Wednesday, but I can still talk about books releasing soon that I’m excited to read. Today’s pick is a book that is coming out on Tuesday, August 2nd: I’m your protagonist—Reshma Kapoor—and if you have the free time to read this book, then you’re probably… Continue reading Anticipated Release: Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: March 3, 2015 Genre: Young adult, contemporary + magical realism Winner of the 2016 Printz Award for Young Adult Literature Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young,… Continue reading Rewiew: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Today’s discussion was sparked by a recent piece in Publisher’s Weekly, “Middle Grade Books Take on Mature Topics.” It’s a pretty good piece, describing this trend, its history, and its struggles. But the idea of “mature topics” gave me a pause, especially in this description: Though the YA category continues to explore darker and more difficult topics,… Continue reading Discussion: What counts as “mature” content?