Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web By E.B. White I really thought I’d read this book before, but it turns out I only saw the animated film from 1973. Which is just fine, considering that movie turned out to be incredibly true to the book! A lot of lines and scenes I remembered from the movie—that I watched quite

Dear America

Dear America series from American Girl I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly By Joyce Hansen From 1865, Patsy writes her story as a freed slave post-American Civil War. I enjoyed this title a lot. The POV feels more like an adult than the narrator actually is (she’s supposed to be around 12 or

The Garden of Eve

The Garden of Eve By K.L. Going I will always love this book. I loved it at twelve, and I love it at twenty-eight. The magical realism is subtle and beautifully done. I really loved the concept of gardens as afterlife. It’s a simple concept, and this is a middle grade book. Since The Garden

The Sweet Far Thing

The Sweet Far Thing The Gemma Doyle Trilogy By Libba Bray Gemma Doyle drove me up the wall with her indecisiveness in The Sweet Far Thing. This book is over 800 pages. It didn’t need to be. There are a fair few subplots that simply didn’t need to be there, and Gemma spends an ungodly

Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels The Gemma Doyle Trilogy By Libba Bray Book two!! I was a little hesitant with how the book started; Kartik’s point of view wasn’t bad, but I immediately missed Gemma and hoped the book wouldn’t continue to swap between the two characters. Thankfully, it didn’t! We get Kartik’s motives right out the gate,

A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty The Gemma Doyle Trilogy By Libba Bray I’ve had this book on my shelf for over a decade, and I am so sad I didn’t pick it up until now. A Great and Terrible Beauty is many of my favorite things in one pretty package: historical fiction, fantasy, and young


Eternity By Jude Deveraux {Warnings for Eternity: sexual content} I’m not an avid romance reader. Honestly, I tend to avoid the genre because of the high rates of sexism, thinly veiled misogyny, and abuse in romance novels. Six of the 200+ books in my home are categorized as romance. All of them came from 50


Panic By Lauren Oliver I bought this book at random from a thrift store trip years ago. I put it on the shelf and forgot it existed. Panic is a decent novel. It lands smack in the middle of dramatic thriller YA, and I admit that if I’d read the book when I first got