I normally write my book reviews once I’ve finished a book and I’ve had time to collect all of my thoughts about it, whether negative or positive or both. Sometimes I’m so excited about a book that I have SO MUCH to say, and sometimes I don’t have much, but no matter what, I always write it all out once I’ve finished the book. I … Continue reading Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed: A Book Review… in Progress!
Over the summer, I decided to binge read a bunch of YA novels I never had a chance to get to during the school year. One of the books I read was Warcross by Marie Lu. I loved the Legend trilogy so I had high hopes for this book going in, and it did not disappoint. The book takes place between New York City and … Continue reading Book Review Thursday: Warcross
Something that a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have been reviewing almost every book I read since March of 2016, when I was a junior in high school. At first, I only posted my reviews to a site called Goodreads, which is essentially a social media site based on rating and reviewing books. In August of 2016, though, I started … Continue reading Book Review Tuesdays: The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen
Hi everyone! Summer is around in the corner. I thought that it would be a good idea to list some books to read during the summer. 1. The Alienist by Caleb Carr I recently finished The Alienist. I highly suggest everyone to read it. It is set during the Gilded Age in New York. If you are a lover of psychological thrillers and history, then … Continue reading Books You Should Read!
It’s almost April, and unfortunately, finals week (and all of the studying that comes with it) is going to be here before we know it. If you ask me, curling up with a good book is the perfect way to relax after a long day of classes and studying!! Here are some books that I highly recommend — there’s something for everyone : ) FANTASY: … Continue reading Need a Break from Studying? Try One of These Book Recommendations!!
Hello my name is Shrusti, I’m 18, and I am a notorious re-reader (and re-watcher but that’s for another time; disclaimer: I have seen the Gabby Douglas Story maybe 6 times and I don’t know why). This spring break, I decided to reread one of my absolute FAVORITE books of all time, Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You. I have recommended this book to … Continue reading Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You: Pure Genius in About 300 Pages
One of my favorite things to do in October (other than eating apple cider donuts and going pumpkin picking) is reading scary books! I don’t do well with horror movies, so I turn to books to get my scare fill. This month, I read Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco, and I think it was the PERFECT autumn read! Hunting Prince Dracula is the second … Continue reading Hunting Prince Dracula Book Review
*SPOILER ALERT* Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, a 2007 young adult novel that many of us read in middle school or high school, recently became a Netflix-adapted mini-series. Released as 13 episodes thus far, this series focuses on the death of Hanah Baker, and more specifically, on the events and the people that led to her suicide. 13 Reasons Why has already become the most tweeted-about show … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: 13 Reasons Why (I’m Not a Fan)
As the semester, finals, and the year 2016 come to an end, I thought it would be worthwhile to close it off by talking about some of the things I personally like to do when I don’t have exams. A December without finals seems like it should have occurred a long time ago, but somehow I have managed to recall some of my favorite books that I … Continue reading This Year’s Fun Reads
I recently read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Americanah, for my Black Novel class here at Rutgers with Professor Cheryl Wall. It is, by at least 35 years, the most contemporary book I have ever read for an actual academic class, including all the books I read for my classes in high school. Not only was it unexpectedly refreshing to read something younger than I am, … Continue reading Winter Break Book Recommendation