This week in books: Book lists to get you through April and beyond

Since I’ve been finding so many themed book lists recently I thought I’d share them. 1. 10 Young Adult Romance Novels Feminists Will Swoon Over This is a list featuring many stories where, although it might not be the central plot line, the romance is not cliche and/or demeaning toward the female character. 2. 25 Books […]

Realistic Young Adult

Over the weekend the #RealisticYA blew up on twitter. The tweets are extremely funny and oddly relatable and they beg the question: would realistic YA be interesting? Here are some of the tweets people tweeted so you have an idea of the kind of “realistic YA” they’re talking about. Girl meets boy at the library. […]

Hermione Granger and strong female characters.

The first time I read a book and wanted to be one of the girls in it as opposed to the boy, was when I read Harry Potter. Of course, being my book nerd self, I deeply identified with the character Hermione Granger. All I wanted to do was be smart and confident and resourceful. […]

Tropes and Cliches

Hi there! I feel like I haven’t written in a while. I took a brief hiatus for spring break, but now I’m back and full of new blog post ideas. So, for some reason, I started thinking about tropes (commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works) in literature. Specifically in Young […]

This week in books: banned books, binge reading and more…

1. Teens Aren’t Into JRR Tolkien Anymore, U.K. Study Finds. But Why? A report found that for the first time The Lord of the Rings series isn’t top ten on what kids are reading lists. They are still reading it, just not as much as they used to. 2. Kansas Bill Will Send Teachers To Prison For […]

Icy day reading list

I’ve always believed that rainy days are the best for staying in and reading – but that was when I lived in a tropical island and the only two weathers where sunny, or rainy. Now, I’ve come to the conclusion that I was wrong. Horribly, terribly, naively wrong. At least with rain you can go […]

World Book Day

I recently learned about this, but on March 5th, the United Kingdom and Ireland are celebrating World Book Day. What is World Book Day? That’s the first thing I asked myself, so I looked it up and it’s actually a charity event. So what they do is team up with teachers and book publishers to […]