Every time I go for a hike and see a small trail leading off into the woods, I immediately want to follow it. Where does it lead? What will I find? My imagination begins to run wild, and I dream up scenarios where I end up in a magical word full of elves and magic. After reading House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland, those daydreams have taken a turn😱Continue reading
Who else is excited for all of the amazing new books that are coming out this spring and summer? Every day I find new titles on Twitter and Instagram that I immediately add to my Goodreads list, and I can ~hear~ my bank account groan.
This past week I attended both the HarperCollins Canada: Frenzy Presents and Penguin Teen Canada spring/summer preview events and got a first-hand look at EVEN MORE incredible books that are debuting in the coming months. Of course, I’m excited for all of them, but in this post I’m going to highlight some of my most-anticipated reads.Continue reading
When I first saw that Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed was being marketed as a gender bent Gatsby retelling in the vein of We Were Liars, I immediately jumped on board. After reading it I 100% see the comparisons, but I unfortunately enjoyed the book much less than I thought I would.Continue reading
There’s something about YA thrillers that hit different, and this one was a non-stop, heart-pounding ride. I knew this book was going to be fast-paced, but friends, I was SPEED READING as fast as I could to get to the end.
The last few thrillers I’ve read have been 🥱😴 so I’ll admit I was a little hesitant to start The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. I like my thrillers to be fast, thoughtless page-turners that keep me entertained, but are quick to get through. I don’t want to think about who might have done what, or for the twist to be super obvious; I just want to power read and be satisfied at the end of it. And friends, that’s exactly how I felt with this one 🙌
Last month I read Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall and it absolutely destroyed me in the best way possible. I’m so happy I was able to get this book from my local library, and hope more people love it as much as I did!
“Decision-making is a complex, messy activity that can lead to significant stress. But it doesn’t have to. One of the goals of this book is to remind us not to fall prey to the numerous social forces that increasingly turn making a decision into an unnecessarily anxious process.”
“The human being is complex and I find the vile acts, contradictions, and sublimities characteristic of our condition astonishing. Our existence would be an exasperating shade of gray if we were all flawless.”
Who wants another Top 10 list of 2020? No one? Cool, I made one for all the best books I read this year anyway!
If my 100 One-Line Book Reviews post was too long for you (honestly, it was too long for me too, so I don’t blame you) maybe this one will be more enjoyable. I’ll keep it short and sweet, but if you’re looking for some book recommendations for 2021, these are, in my opinion, a good place to start—especially of you like horror, speculative fiction, and LGBTQ characters.