- Jan 25, 2021
Charming as a Verb by Ben Phillippe
Look at this CUUUUTE cover! And the fun-font title! You think you know exactly what you’re getting into when you pick up this book. But...
- Jan 8, 2021
Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is one of my all-time favorite books. I also loved Rose Under Fire and The Pearl Thief which take...
- May 12, 2020
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Jo Kuan is the gorgeous girl on the cover and she’s got a lot going on. She was just fired from her job at the milliner’s making hats...
- May 4, 2020
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
I finished this ARC in March, I re-read it today, and I’ll be listening to it as soon as possible because if there is one thing you...
- Apr 20, 2020
Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
Ever is the daughter of first generation American Taiwanese parents. Their love and expectations for her are high and their respect for...
- Jan 30, 2020
Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith
I’d like to think I’m pretty down with the young people of today (even though I realize that sentence proves quite the opposite, lol). ...
- Jun 24, 2019
Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley
Sorry for Your Loss is Pup’s coming of age story. Every bildungsroman features a character that faces challenges, but Pup suffers more...
- Jun 23, 2019
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday’s Not Coming tells the story of Claudia, who comes home from a summer away at Gramma’s house to find that her best friend is...
- Apr 22, 2019
Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins
Although Kat fought off her would-be rapist with her champion Brazilian jiujitsu skills, she is not left undamaged. She is suffering...
- Feb 22, 2019
On the Come Up
Bri Jackson’s family is struggling HARD. Her mom, Jay, is an eight-year recovering drug addict and she just lost her job. Her older...
- Jan 24, 2019
Odd One Out by Nic Stone
Courtney “Coop” Cooper is a super-sweet, great-looking basketball player and cheerleader who is secretly (not-so-secretly if you ask his...
- Oct 16, 2018
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
This excellent retelling of Pride and Prejudice takes place in current day Brooklyn. Zuri lives in a divided brownstone with her mom and...
- Aug 27, 2018
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Winnie’s Senior year begins in upheaval. Her long-time boyfriend and seemingly-fated soulmate (like, for real - her family’s astrologer...
- May 1, 2018
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
This book, very quietly, blew me away. It’s understated like the main character, but packs a huge punch and delivers authentic dialogue...
- Apr 10, 2018
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha bk 1) by Toni Adeyemi
That cover. That hair. That title. ALL THE HYPE! All totally worth it. Enough is enough, and she’s not going to take it anymore! That...