On the Unlikables

(Disclaimer: I am a white, queer cis woman. The books I am discussing in this post are mostly about white, queer cis girls and women. There is a lot that can be said about books by and about queer women who are trans, PoC, disabled, and more, but since I am not, I do not... Continue Reading →

What’s Ahead in 2019

Happy New Year, friends! 2018 is (finally) behind us and I'm feeling excited to start new projects while that 20-BI-teen energy is still flowing. Because I haven't been on this blog much over the last two years, I wanted to give you guys a preview of what's ahead for me and this space in 2019.... Continue Reading →

Top 18 of ’18

Long time, no see! We're on the home stretch of 2018, which means it's the perfect time to reflect on books we loved this year (and say a prayer for all the booksellers trying to send them home with readers this holiday season.) There were a lot to choose from, but I have narrowed it... Continue Reading →

A Book Like Summer

The weather is warm, school is officially over, and the season of lounging in the backyard with a good book and a glass of lemonade is upon us. Summer is a great time for fun, flirty stories that make you feel as bright and happy as a day at the beach. Below you'll find some... Continue Reading →

Review: Now I Rise

    (This review was originally written in November 2016.) I needed this book today. I wrote my review for the first book in this trilogy, And I Darken, a few days before the Pulse shooting in Orlando, FL. The review went live on the book's release date, as scheduled, and I remember looking at... Continue Reading →

“But what about our sons?”

The morning after the election, I took the bus to work. It was a surreal morning. California was, as always, sunny and pleasant. Students were out on Stanford campus with "free hugs" signs. A gaggle of doctors, nurses, and construction workers were playing a pick-up game of soccer on the hospital lawn. There was tension... Continue Reading →

Review: A Shadow Bright and Burning

Release Date: September 20th, 2016 Author: Jessica Cluess Website: http://jessicacluess.com/ ISBN:  9780553535914 Review: As soon as I read the name "Henrietta Howell," I knew I was going to like this book. The novel as a whole is a lot like that name -- frank, charming, and old-fashioned, with a big heart and a lot of whimsy. Oh, and... Continue Reading →

Review: Girl in Pieces

Release Date: August 301th, 2016 Author: Kathleen Glasgow Website: http://www.kathleenglasgowbooks.com/ ISBN: 9781101934715 Review: Kathleen Glasgow's debut is one of the hardest books I've read, and at the same time, one of the easiest. It falls firmly on the "Adult" side of "Young Adult" literature, ironically because of its unflinching focus on issues that affect millions of real... Continue Reading →

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