Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be

By | February 11th, 2018|hit the books|

Think Netflix show 13 Reasons Why meets book-turned-movie Gone Girl. That's how I'd describe Mindy Mejia's novel, Everything You Want Me to Be.  While the novel focuses on a high-schooler, it's anything but light. We learn right off the bat that the protagonist, Hattie, has been brutally murdered. What we don't know is who did it—or why. The story is [...]

Book Review: The Futures

By | December 7th, 2017|hit the books|

Do you ever feel like everything you’ve planned out for yourself is just falling apart? Maybe the feeling isn’t so dramatic—maybe something just doesn’t feel quite right. Whether consciously or not, we all start to plan our lives from the time we’re kids. College graduation tends to feel like the culmination of all of that [...]

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray

By | February 4th, 2017|hit the books|

“Whether love of friend, love of country, love of God, or even love of enemy—love reveals to us the truly miraculous nature of the human spirit.” - Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray Let me tell you about one of the most powerful novels I’ve ever read. Chances are, you haven’t even heard of it. I [...]

Book Review: A Certain Age

By | April 26th, 2016|hit the books|

You may have noticed that a few of the books I've reviewed here share a common time period: the 1920's. I am unceasingly intrigued by the glamour and opulence of the time. Statement-making clothes, bold makeup, perfectly coiffed hair...and that's just one aspect. The over-the-top parties and clandestine activities are sure to make any modern [...]