13 Reasons Why TV Show Review

Last week, I finished listening to the audiobook of 13 Reasons Why. If you do decide to read this book, listen to it instead. There are two voices going on and because of that, it’s better to listen to it. 13 Reasons Why is originally written By Jay Asher. In the book, Hannah Baker committed…

The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death…

Friday Reads: The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death…

Why I’ve Stopped Reviewing Shadowhunters

A few days ago, I decided to stop filming reviews for Shadowhunters. Honestly, I hate the show. It’s exhausting. I spend and hour watching the show live and taking notes. Then I have to waste another hour watching the show again and taking notes on anything that I might have missed the first time I watched it….

Waiting On Wednesday: When Dimple Met Rishi By Sandhya Menon

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.”…

Waiting On Wednesday: Tash Hearts Tolstoy By Kathryn Ormsbee

After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral. Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the forty…

Friday Reads: City of Bones By Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible…

Let’s Talk About Diversity

I went to work on Sunday and was having a fairly decent day until I started to help 2 women. After I finished helping them, they noticed that there was a price tag on my shirt. One of them laughed and said, “Maybe we can buy her and have read to the kids.” I didn’t really know…

Waiting on Wednesday: Lord of Shadows By Cassandra Clare

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years…

Waiting on Wednesday: RoseBlood By A.G Howard

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located…