2018 · top book lists

Top 10 Books of 2018

What happens when you put together four YA contemporaries, three historical fictions, one alternate history, one science fiction, and one book that defies genre entirely? Why, my top ten books of the year list, of course! Yes, it's that time of year when everyone is releasing their top books of 2018 lists. And here I… Continue reading Top 10 Books of 2018

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book review

Review: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand | maybe the real monster was the patriarchy we met along the way

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand “Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.” Published Oct. 2, 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books 450 pages Genre: YA fantasy/horror Date finished: Dec. 4, 2018 Content warnings: violence, loss of family members, animal death, blood and gore, parental abuse,… Continue reading Review: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand | maybe the real monster was the patriarchy we met along the way

book lists · new releases

2018 releases I still need to read

The good (and bad) thing about starting a blog this year is that I learned about so many wonderful sounding new releases! Far more than I could ever possibly read. Which is exciting, of course, but also overwhelming! Among all the amazing releases from this year, there are a few (aka 15) that I most… Continue reading 2018 releases I still need to read

wrap up

November Wrap-Up | NaNoWriMo, and other stuff too

November has been quite the month! First thing's first: I finished National Novel Writing Month! Which means I wrote over 50,000 words of a novel during the past month! That certainly took over my life for the month of November, but I still managed to read seven books, including two graphic novels, three continuations of series,… Continue reading November Wrap-Up | NaNoWriMo, and other stuff too

writing

Writing a book, part 4 | I conquered NaNoWriMo!

Have you heard the news?? I wrote over 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November! That's right, I won NaNoWriMo! Not only that, but I hit 50k three days early (which has never happened before) and wrote over 5k more before the end of the month. Plus, I managed to hit my… Continue reading Writing a book, part 4 | I conquered NaNoWriMo!

book review

Review: On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden | all the found-family feels

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden Published Oct. 2, 2018 by First Second  544 pages Genre: science fiction Date finished: Nov. 18, 2018 goodreads Summary: Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As Mia, the newest member, gets to know her team, the story flashes… Continue reading Review: On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden | all the found-family feels

writing

Writing a book, part 3 | how to finish NaNoWriMo when every word feels like garbage

Are you looking out at the last five days of NaNoWriMo and wondering how you're going to make it to the end? Are you sitting down to write each day and doubting that this garbage is ever going to look like a finished novel? Whether you're on track with your word count or scrambling to… Continue reading Writing a book, part 3 | how to finish NaNoWriMo when every word feels like garbage