Backlist recommendations: books from 2000-2009

Recently, with the end of the 2010s, everyone has been talking about all of the best things from the past decade. Which is completely understandable. But today, I'm looking even further back. The aughts, a term that I think is massively underused, ran from 2000-2009. Even though my age ranged from toddler to pre-teen during …

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Short books and graphic novel recommendations so you can hit those Goodreads goals

If you're looking at the calendar and panicking that there are less than three weeks (!!!) to hit your Goodreads goal, then fear not! I've got you covered. There are plenty of fantastic short books and graphic novels out there that won't take long at all to finish, and today I'm recommending a bunch that …

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MORE book recommendations based on my favorite TV shows

At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post recommending books based on eight of my favorite TV shows, including Doctor Who, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Avatar: the Last Airbender. I wasn't able to include every one of my favorite shows in that list, and since then, I've also added a few new shows to …

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Recommendations: books set on islands

Who doesn't love islands?? The warm sun, sand in your toes, walking along the beach at sunset... Okay, maybe that's not the type of island that I'm talking about with most of these books. But still. Recently, I haven't been purposefully picking up books set on islands, but that's what's been happening anyway. Also, part …

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Recommending books with low ratings on Goodreads

Have you ever finished a book, gone to Goodreads to find other people raving about it, and discovered that lots of people didn't love it? Goodreads is great for a lot of things, but I've found that I can't rely on its average ratings of books. I've disliked a fair number of books with high …

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Matching books to my shuffled music 🎶

Today I'm doing something fun! Often, when I'm listening to music, I try to match it with whatever book I'm obsessed with at the moment. So that's what I'm going to be doing: putting my music on shuffle and finding books to match with whatever songs come up! The plan: Go to my saved songs …

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5 YA books to read when starting college/university

Well, it's getting to be that time of year, when summer is winding down and students start thinking about going back to school. Of course, this is also a time of exciting new change for plenty of people who are starting out a new phase in life at college or university! For anyone who's in …

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