Stock Your Shelves: January 2015 Book Releases

Stock Your Shelves: January 2015 Book Releases

Welcome to the first Stock Your Shelves of 2015! It sounds so weird to say (and type)! I’m a little sad the holiday season is already over, to be honest. On the bright side, 2015 has tons of great book releases, and this month is just the beginning. So, without further ado, the first books of 2015: Almost Famous Women: Stories – […]

Review:  Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce

Review: Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce

Merritt Tierce’s Love Me Back is heartbreaking. It’s gritty and raw and I found myself wincing at the situations the protagonist, Marie, put herself in. A mother at 17, she was always unsure of herself. She wants to feel something so she pushes herself as far as she can: at work as a waitress, in her relationships, mentally, and physically. She […]

7 Times Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’ Was Completely Spot On

7 Times Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’ Was Completely Spot On

Let’s just be real for a minute. You don’t really need me to tell you how amazing this book is (but, it IS amazing). It was a National Book Award finalist. It has been reviewed so. many. times. It’s on the Tournament of Books long list. Emily St. John Mandel is magic, basically. She creates a world so like our own, and […]

Christmas Wishes: A Top Ten List

Christmas Wishes: A Top Ten List

Happy Tuesday! But most importantly, Happy Christmas Eve-Eve. Because it is this very serious, definitely real holiday, I’m joining The Broke and the Bookish in making a list for Santa. I actually didn’t ask for books this year… well, okay maybe one. And yeah, okay, giftcards usually happen too so… it’s best to be prepared, after all. 1. All the […]

Review: Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Review: Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. She was the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee. The middle child of a Chinese American family, who lived to realize the dreams neither of her parents could achieve for themselves. The story opens with the revelation that Lydia is dead, but no one knows yet why. They know that one night she disappeared. They know […]

11 Graphic Novels to Pick Up if You’re New to the Genre

11 Graphic Novels to Pick Up if You’re New to the Genre

SO, I’m back again asking for attention. Well, okay not really, but in a way. I’ve been writing some more for Bustle and this morning’s post was about graphic novels for beginners. I’m still a beginner myself, I can’t pretend otherwise, but I compiled this list of graphic novels I’ve either read or heard were great for people who are new […]