2017 releases · YA

Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

A lot of conflicting feelings on this one.  I was super excited to read this. It was all over the Internet, people were going crazy about it, and I was SO ready for a diverse YA contemporary. And then I started reading and it all went downhill. And yes, I didn't miss the irony of… Continue reading Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

discussions

Revisiting Old Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A feature in which I reflect upon my old reviews. Time to revisit another old review. I read E. Lockhart's We Were Liars back in 2014, and recently I started thinking about it. Mostly in terms of how uncritical I was in my reviewing and overall reading. I remember that this book was awesome for me, until… Continue reading Revisiting Old Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

2017 releases · fiction

How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

A close-knit destitute Indian family suddenly comes into a lot of money. I saw this book over on Ariel Bissett's channel (I love her videos by the way, she has this awesome energy and talks about fantastic books in a fantastic way, so you should subscribe now) and it immediately peaked my interest so I instantly… Continue reading How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

fantasy · YA

Thoughts & Feels: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight review just in time for the Lord of Shadows release. I finally did it! I finally got around to reading this! You may or may not know, I was a huge fan of The Shadowhunter chronicles when I was younger. I used to read those series back to back, and I really loved… Continue reading Thoughts & Feels: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

2017 releases · romance

Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

About THE FOXE & THE HOUND When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much. It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious… Continue reading Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

Misc

Revisiting Old Reviews: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Let's talk about changing your mind.  In my previous post I talked about Low Ratings & Guilt and I've mentioned that I had trouble rating Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  This obviously got me thinking, so I decided to revisit my review and tell you a bit about why I have changed and how I… Continue reading Revisiting Old Reviews: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Misc · YA

An Inkling to Reread: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Another new feature is upon us. You know how there's these books that you read some time ago and then suddenly (prompted by their new paperback release or some nice edit on Tumblr) you have this urge to reread them? But then you never have the time, but still there's this need to revisit that… Continue reading An Inkling to Reread: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

short stories

Pottermore Presents: Short Stories from Hogwarts by J. K. Rowling

These stories gave me the nostalgic feeling The Cursed Child should have provided. So a little while back, Pottermore (the site for all things HP, like House sorting or Patronus determination) launched a short story collection that mushed together all sorts of writing that J. K. Rowling did for Pottermore. I read all three of… Continue reading Pottermore Presents: Short Stories from Hogwarts by J. K. Rowling

2017 releases · fiction

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Sometimes, a book just clicks with you.  I got approved on Netgalley for this book long before it started getting so much buzz, before it's nomination for the BAILEYS Women's Prize for Fiction . However, it sat on my Kindle for a while, because I had a tone of other ARCs waiting. But I finally picked it… Continue reading Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

2017 releases · fiction

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

Let's preface this by saying that I don't really like Shakespeare.  Yes, sad to say it, but not a big fan of Shakespeare. What I mean by this is that I have never actually enjoyed any of his plays. Ever. I find the characters entirely flat and I have trouble rationalizing and justifying their actions.… Continue reading New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)