BookCon 2016 Review

This past weekend I attended BookCon in Chicago (May 14th).  It was my first time attending the event, and I knew I could not pass up the opportunity given its closer location this year. Many BookTubers have given both positive and negative reviews of the event, so I went into it having low expectations. However, I’m pretty satisfied with how it turned out. Continue reading

I just found out that the Barnes & Noble closest to my home is closing. This may not seem like a big deal, with most people buying books online these days, but to me it’s upsetting. This Barnes & Noble is the closest bookstore to my house. I don’t have any independent bookstores nearby. Sad day to be a bookstore lover. Continue reading

Shakespeare: 400 Years

Today is April 23, 2016, AKA 400 years since William Shakespeare died. I don’t know about you, but I think this is a big deal. So far I have only read two plays by Shakespeare (Macbeth and Hamlet) and I love his writing. Many people my age dislike having to read his work in literature classes and discussing what their underlying meanings are. However, I fell in love with Shakespeare’s writing when reading Hamlet in my British Literature class last year. Maybe it was my teacher’s enthusiasm when it came to reading Hamlet, or maybe it was watching Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 film, but I couldn’t get enough.

So, knowing it has been 400 years since Shakespeare passed away feels like a big deal to me. Therefore I decided I’d share some of my favorite quotes from him and his plays, so you can understand why I love his writing, specifically Hamlet. Continue reading

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella Review

23305614Recommended for: people who like contemporary/are looking for a cute & short novel

Read from December 29, 2015 to January 05, 2016

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

Finding Audrey is the first book by Sophie Kinsella that I have read, and I quite enjoyed it!

Not only was I lured in by the numerous five star ratings from my GoodReads friends, but also the fact that Finding Audrey is about a girl with anxiety disorders. Continue reading

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Review

22557272Recommended for: anyone wanting a truly thrilling book

Read from August 02 to 11, 2015

★★★★☆


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

Okay, wow, this book was very strange. I had high expectations because of the comparisons to Gone Girl and I honestly didn’t like that I went into it knowing it would be similar. It kind of took away from some of the big things that happened in this novel.

However, this was a crazy book. Continue reading

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han Review

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Recommended for: if you loved the first book, you need to read this

Read from June 25 to July 02, 2015

★★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

love this book. This and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before are both so beautifully wonderful I don’t think I’ll ever get over them.

Lara Jean is such a special main character. I love her family, her personality, her culture, everything about her life. I thought that this duology would just be a typical high school romance series. But no, these books have a lot more to them then just romance. Continue reading

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins Review

Recommended for: anyone wanting a fun and action-filled read

Read from May 22 to June 11, 2015

★★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 

I loved this book! I can’t even think of one thing that I didn’t like about it. I love Rachel Hawkins’ writing style, and all of the characters in this book. Rebel Belle is the perfect mix of action, humor, contemporary, and supernatural. It’s such a fun book! Continue reading