Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims | Book Review

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims made my June TBR even though it is ancient in terms of YA publishing because I wanted to make a little pile of thrillers to give to a friend of someone on my periphery. And apparently I never go through the ancient ARCs on my shelves to unhaul or […]

We Are The Ashes, We Are The Fire by Joy McCullough | Book Review

We Are The Ashes, We Are The Fire by Joy McCullough is a force to be reckoned with. This book hit me right in the soul. It is a feminist story covering a modern day sexual assault where the perpetrator got no consequences as well as diving back into the past where a noblewoman takes […]

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles | Book Review

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles is a fantastic follow up to Tyler Johnson Was Here. If you are looking for a book that is a thoughtful character study of the inner world of a bisexual Black boy, this is THE book for you. I found myself so impressed and frankly bowled over by some […]

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | Book Review

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour is a comfort. You read this book and you can just feel the healing coming through on the pages. As with all of the books I have read by LaCour, I feel moved. I also feel so glad that I picked this one up. It was a great use […]

The Bridge From Me To You by Lisa Schroeder | Book Review

I get onto these kicks where I just want to read from one genre and that’s it, because the genre is really working for me. Lately, that genre has been young adult contemporary. The Bridge From Me To You by Lisa Schroeder is a YA contemporary book that has been on my shelf for years. Now […]

The Wonder Of Us by Kim Culbertson | Book Review

The Wonder Of Us by Kim Culbertson is a book that I am glad I eventually picked up. There’s a couple factors that it hits that really appeal to me — friendship and international travel. I loved that it explored a complicated friendship between two girls and how they eventually worked their issues out. This […]