Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

If I had to pick a favorite genre of of the past year, it would be Young Adult Fantasy. It is the genre I go to when I just want something to read that will keep me occupied and be a fun and enjoyable read. Lately I've strayed more towards (auto)biographies, but YA Fantasy will… Continue reading The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Biography, Non-Fiction, Photography/Art

Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky

Why did I decide to read Women in Sports... I hope I've established through my selection of books so far that I absolutely adore all books that celebrate strong women and positive female role models. Sports in particular hold a very special place in my heart - those are my hockey skates in the picture - and… Continue reading Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky

Book Club, Classics, Fiction, Mystery

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Last summer, my book club, the Modern Readers, decided to go on a magical mystery tour, reading one contemporary, one Agatha Christie and one Sherlock Holmes mystery. We had a heck of a lot of fun and we will definitely do it again at some point! Synopsis Though endlessly reinterpreted, reinvented, and imitated, the Sherlock… Continue reading A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Non-Fiction, Photography/Art, Sociology

Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker

Shortly after Strong is the New Pretty came out and jumped onto the bestsellers list, my coworker's stepmother came into the store and scoffed in disdain at the cover and claimed that we (society) were now turning girls into boys. I was livid, absolutely livid to say the least and my coworker had to restrain me to keep… Continue reading Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker

Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Non-Fiction

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

FUTURE RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2017 (released in the UK in 2013) It is an interesting story how I stumbled upon Lighter Than My Shadow. About a month and a half ago I was in New York City for BookExpo, and as a member of the ABA (the American Booksellers Association) I had been granted special… Continue reading Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

Fiction, Mythology

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I have to admit, I'm a bit obsessed with the Norse. Since I first discovered the protagonist of my own novel, a Norse princess turned pirate back in December 2014, I've been trying to read anything I can get my hands on that might prove to be worthwhile for research. Add into it my love… Continue reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Book Club, Memoir/Autobiography, Non-Fiction, Photography/Art, Travel

My Holiday in North Korea by Wendy E. Simmons

In January 2016, I went with my boss to an ABA (American Booksellers Association) event called "Winter Institute." It is the biggest gathering of independent booksellers and my boss reminded me that in addition to learning lots about the book world and being starstruck by all the authors present, I should bring a book back… Continue reading My Holiday in North Korea by Wendy E. Simmons

Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

FUTURE RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2017 When I first saw the trailer for Wonder Woman, I couldn't wait to see it. When I found out that Leigh Bardugo was writing a YA adaptation, I was even more excited about it! As as new-ish fan of Wonder Woman, I have been keen to get my hands on anything… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Fantasy, Fiction, New Adult

A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas

#1. I will read anything by Sarah J. Maas. #2. It's based on Beauty and the Beast. #3-#10. Repeat #1. Synopsis Books in Trilogy: A Court of Thorns and Roses • A Court of Mist and Fury • A Court of  Wings and Ruin A Court of Thorns and Roses Synopsis Feyre is a huntress. She thinks nothing of slaughtering… Continue reading A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas

Fiction, Historical, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

I purchased Leviathan shortly after I started working at a bookstore, nearly two years ago. It was not, however, until Scott Westerfeld came to said bookstore back in the spring that I remembered that I had the book at home, still sitting on my shelf unread. After a friend finished all three in the series in the… Continue reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld