In honor of all the drama surrounding Rebecca Mix’s The Ones We Burn, I’d like to take a moment and write this post in appreciation of all the problematic books I’ve read over the years*. I think it’s good to promote diverse books a majority of the time, but it’s also good to point out reasons why some books might not be read. I might be making a separate post talking about problematic books I once had on my TBR and will never touch for as long as I live (Where The Crawdads Sing anyone?) but this post will focus … Continue reading Problematic Books I’ve Read…?
Ah, new adult. A genre that isn’t a genre. A phrase that brings to mind romance books with scenes too explicit for the average YA reader, but too juvenile for the adult reader. However, I’m here today to present my defense of New Adult as a valid genre outside of the romance titles casually attributed to the label, and to actually encourage more people to start using it! so…what exactly is new adult? According to an article by Wikipedia, New Adult is “New adult fiction is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket. St. Martin’s … Continue reading new adult books as a genre: should they exist?
IT’S TIME. This review is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to write for a multitude of reasons. It’s literally longer than essays I’ve had to write for school. It’s somehow both a tribute and a rant. So buckle … Continue reading the atlas six book review // WHEW CHILE did booktok lie?!
December 2021: Good heavens this has been in my drafts since August of 2020. Uh…if you ever wanted to know my thoughts on this book here they are? 15 months later? Hi friends! I’m here with a mini-review of an … Continue reading Murderbot: All Systems Red Mini-Review!
Why the heck is WordPress constantly switching their editor around? I’m so confused. Anyways, I have good news and bad news! The good news is that … Continue reading the southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires review // brace yourselves because a WORDwind is coming (get it haha okay bye)
I really loved The Silent Patient last year when I read it! So obviously, when I heard Alex Michaelides was releasing a dark academia thriller, I needed it immediately. Unfortunately, by the time it released, I’d heard some reviews that … Continue reading the maidens book review! // dark academia gone sort of wrong
Hi friends! I’m here today to highlight some fantastic standalone books by women authors you should read! I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to write this in time for International Women’s Day, but luckily, March is a whole month where we can celebrate women specifically! Although we should be doing that all year! Let’s do this! for thriller/mystery lovers… And Then There Were None is a fantastic classic mystery that will keep you guessing at every turn. It’s the book that spawned the famous game/movie Clue. Agatha Christie is also apparently the best-selling fiction writer ever! With the most translated … Continue reading nine great standalone books by women that you should read 🙂
Hi friends! I’m so excited to share my thoughts on a book that was very popular last year in the thriller community, so I decided to pick it up while I was at the beach*! And I actually have thoughts! … Continue reading The Silent Patient Book Review! // overhyped but entertaining
Hi friends! I’m here to share my 2020 reading stats for 2020! Overall, I read about 61 books, give or take. Although I forgot to include one book I finished at the end of 2020. I read a lot of … Continue reading 2020 Reading Stats!! // ft. charts and numbers and end of year things !!
Hi friends! I’m here for the penultimate list of 2020 that is not being posted in 2020! However, I really wanted to start off 2021 with a sense of hope and positivity, because as hard as the year was, some … Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020 pt. 1! // aka books i didn’t 5 star but are still my favorites???