Nanowrimo: Week Three Update

It's the twenty-first day of Nanowrimo, and I'm ashamed to say that it took me until week three to discover coffee. Coffee is mentioned on pretty much every single page of my WIP so far, but I have never really been much of a coffee drinker, so I had been avoiding this key Nanowrimo staple … Continue reading Nanowrimo: Week Three Update

FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

"Astrid Krieger lives in a rocket ship prototype in the backyard of her parents' estate. Her recent expulsion from the elite Bristol Academy has won her a unique punishment: She'll have to attend public school for the very first time..." Firecracker was definitely an impulse buy, I'm-at-Half-Price-Books-and-the-cover-is-pretty-so-I-have-to-buy-it type of thing, so I honestly wasn't expecting much from … Continue reading FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

I try not to pick favorite books; to me, that seems a lot like picking a favorite child. But contrary to the previous statement, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is my new favorite book. Carry On is only the second Rainbow Rowell novel I've read, the first being Eleanor and Park. I enjoyed the book, but it wasn't very … Continue reading CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

PASSENGER/WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken

"In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family … Continue reading PASSENGER/WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken

Nanowrimo: Planning vs Pantsing

Happy Halloween! Tomorrow is the first day of Nanowrimo, and I'm already questioning my decision to participate. It's going to be a lot of work, but hopefully I can push myself through it until the end! With less than 24 hours until the challenge begins, I want to address one of the big questions when … Continue reading Nanowrimo: Planning vs Pantsing

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

Starr Carter is caught between two worlds: Garden Heights, where she grew up, and Williamson, the prestigious private school where her parents send her to protect her from her own community. Starr learns from a young age to stay quiet around the police, but nothing her dad taught her could prepare her for the night her … Continue reading THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

NaNoWriMo: Is it Worth the Stress?

Today is October 23rd: just over a week away from the first day of November. When most people think of November, images of falling leaves, pumpkin spice lattes (which are disgusting, by the way), and the occasional Christmas tree are probably what comes to mind. But for the writers out there, November is infamous as … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Is it Worth the Stress?


A few days ago, John Green released his fifth solo novel: Turtles All the Way Down, starring Aza Holmes, an awkward girl with a dead father and crippling anxiety. Based on Green's reputation from his previous four novels, I had my expectations set high for his newest publication, and it fell a bit short. Turtles … Continue reading TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green