Classics · Lists

18 Required Reads You Should Actually Read

Whether or not you’re actually kicking off the 2017-18 school year, it’s a great time to revisit some of the classics that you may have only read via sparknotes. Here are just 18 of my favorite required reads that definitely deserve a second look now that you’re older, wiser, and can swap out that teacher’s… Continue reading 18 Required Reads You Should Actually Read

Sci-Fi · YA

Illuminae: Artificial Intellegience

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Typically when praising an author’s creativity, the focus is on clever plot lines or stunningly imaginative world-building. This book certainly has those elements of creativity, but I can’t praise enough the genius behind Kauffman’s storytelling format. Illumnaie is an epistolary novel, told as if you were handed a… Continue reading Illuminae: Artificial Intellegience

Fantasy · YA

A Court of Wings & Ruin: Night Triumphant

A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas As the third and final book in the ACOTAR series, ACOWAR is a pretty great ending to a beautiful series. While the first two books focused more on Feyre’s character development, this book was able to focus more on some of the secondary characters and… Continue reading A Court of Wings & Ruin: Night Triumphant

Contemporary · YA

Everything, Everything: The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon On the surface, Everything, Everything seems like another teen drama about fatal disease and a love that can’t last. Just one more in a line of tales that will make you ugly cry, like The Fault in our Stars, or A Walk to Remember. This book is satisfyingly sweet and… Continue reading Everything, Everything: The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Fantasy · Sci-Fi · YA

Strange the Dreamer: Boulevard The Changeling

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Exploring culturally relevant themes and the classic doomed love of Romeo and Juliet, Strange the Dreamer is both enchanting and heart-wrenching. Two groups of very different people, living on top of each other and struggling to find ways to co-exist. The tale deals with complex emotions and both internal… Continue reading Strange the Dreamer: Boulevard The Changeling