The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books on September 18, 2007 (first published September 1, 2005) Genres: young adult, historical fiction Pages: 550 Format: Paperback Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★★★★ I worry my review of this book won’t do it justice. How do I adequately describe to you the magic of Zusak’s words, the atmosphere he creates–the […]

Mood & Music Monday: 8/14/17

Hello, friends, and welcome this week’s Mood and Music Monday! Mood and Music Monday is a weekly meme I’ve started, wherein I’ll post a song and talk about how it relates to my day/week, as well as a few other things. (And, in case anyone’s wondering, this meme has no relation to Lauren’s [from Always Me] […]

WiP Wednesday (NaNoWriMo 2017 Prep Edition): Post #1

Hello, all! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything about my WiP (Work in Progress), as I’m sure you’ve noticed. Between schoolwork/college stuff, extracurricular commitments, traveling, and health issues, I haven’t been setting aside time to work on The L.S. MS, so I figured it was pointless to keep giving you the same […]


Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, translated by Walter Starkie Published by Signet Classics on October 1, 1965 (first published January 16, 1605) Genres: historical fiction, classics Pages: 1056 Format: Paperback Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★★★ I’m not sure how accurate my rating of this book is for several reasons. Firstly, I read this book a year ago, which […]


Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Published by HarperTeen on August 26, 2008 Genres: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary Pages: 419 Format: Hardcover Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★½ This book has moved so many. But all it did was confuse me. I loved Finnikin of the Rock, so I wanted to check out more of Marchetta’s books, and I’d heard lovely things […]

July 2017 TBR Pile

I’m not dead! I swear, I’m alive! Hello, friends! I’m back from a family vacation, which means I’ll (finally) be posting more regularly, and it’s summertime, which means plenty of time to read. 🙂 Here’s my TBR (TBR = To Be Read) for July. Books I Plan to Read This Month ACOWAR (ACTOAR, #3) by Sarah J. Maas After waiting […]


The Color Project by Sierra Abrams Published by Gatekeeper Press on July 18, 2017 Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Pages: 464 Format: Paperback Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★★★½  Before I read this book, I made a prediction. I’m normally terrible with predictions (unless we’re guessing the twist from Insurgent), but I was crossing my fingers and hoping I’d be right. […]