Book Review | Thanks a Lot, John LeClair

Johanna Parkhurst’s sophomore novel, Thanks a Lot, John LeClair, is not something I would typically pick up. When the book’s publicist reached out to me, I almost responded with a “no, thanks”, because I don’t usually like books that are really heavy on sports. But something about it spoke to me, and once I started reading it, […]

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Book Review | Beast

There are plenty of young adult fairy tale retellings out there. So many that I doubt I’d ever be able to read them all if I tried. But when I first saw Brie Spangler’s debut novel, Beast, I was intrigued. Not only is it a retelling of what is perhaps my favorite fairy tale – Beauty and […]

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Recommended Reading | LGBTQIA Characters

I really wanted to do a recommended reads post this week, and I spent hours trying to come up with a topic that included a decent number of books I wanted to recommend. And then it hit me: in light of recent events, this is the perfect time to share some of the books that really […]

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Book Review | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli’s debut novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda has been getting a ton of buzz this year. It’s even nominated for two Goodreads Choice Awards – Young Adult Fiction and Debut Goodreads Author. I’ve heard so much about this book, and I finally picked it up last week. I’ve been in a bit of a […]

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