This Will Be Funny Someday
This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry (2021)
YA Fiction | Contemporary
A girl walks into a bar… then onto a stage, and up to the mic.
Sixteen-year-old Izzy is used to keeping her thoughts to herself—in school, where her boyfriend does the talking for her, and at home, where it’s impossible to compete with her older siblings and high-powered parents—but when she accidentally walks into a stand-up comedy club and performs, the experience is surprisingly cathartic. After the show, she meets Mo, an aspiring comic who’s everything Izzy’s not: bold, confident, comfortable in her skin. Mo invites Izzy to join her group of friends and introduces her to the Chicago open mic scene.Continue reading
A Long Stretch of Bad Days
A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis (2023)
YA Fiction | Mystery
Lydia Chass doesn’t mind living in a small town; she just doesn’t want to die in one. A lifetime of hard work has put her on track to attend a prestigious journalism program and leave Henley behind—until a school error leaves her a credit short of graduating. Undeterred, Lydia has a plan to earn that credit: transform her listener-friendly local history podcast into a truth-telling exposé. She’ll investigate the Long Stretch of Bad Days: a week when Henley was hit by a tornado and a flash flood as well as its first—and only—murder, which remains unsolved.Continue reading
I’m Glad My Mom Died
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (2022)
Non-Fiction | Memoir
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.Continue reading
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer (2016)
Fiction | Thriller | (Romance)
In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.Continue reading
Beyond the Wand
Beyond the Wand: The Magic & Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton (2022)
Non-Fiction | Memoir
They called for a break, and Gambon magicked up a cigarette from out of his beard. He and I were often to be found outside the stage door, having ‘a breath of fresh air’, as we referred to it. There would be painters and plasterers and chippies and sparks, and among them all would be me and Dumbledore having a crafty cigarette.
From Borrower to wizard, Tom Felton’s adolescence was anything but ordinary. His early rise to fame saw him catapulted into the limelight aged just twelve when he landed the iconic role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.Continue reading
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (2016)
Fiction | 1970s
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.Continue reading
One-line Reviews: Spring 2023
I’m technically on hiatus, but it’s just impossible for me not to share my thoughts on the books I read apparently haha so to compromise here I am offering a recap with this post of one-line reviews for some of the books I’ve read/finished so far this year (be prepared for quite the assortment as you scroll haha). It’s short and gets to the point so if you haven’t been a fan of my usual sprawling review style then this is the complete opposite. If you do prefer my lengthier posts then you’ll be excited to know that a few books not on this list will have their reviews shared one a day for the rest of this week with a more in-depth spotlight.
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Blog Tour | An Ocean of Stars
Today I’m participating in the official blog tour for AN OCEAN OF STARS by Becca Mionis! This YA sci-fi romance is the first in a trilogy and was fun to read with characters that kept you hooked so you’ll definitely want to check it out. If “A girl lost in space must rely on a mysterious young captain for survival in this young adult science fiction romance inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” sounds intriguing then definitely keep reading this post for more on the book and author, an interview, my review, AND the chance to enter an exciting giveaway!!Continue reading
One-line Reviews: December 2022
Fare thee well, December, and Merry Christmas to all of you! This is my one-line reviews post for a final ten books I’ve read/finished this month. It’s short and gets to the point so if you haven’t been a fan of my usual sprawling review style then this is the complete opposite. Follow me on Goodreads if you’d like to keep up with all of the books I read each month.Continue reading