7 books to read if you love The Raven Cycle

Doesn't fall feel like the perfect time to read The Raven Cycle? Something about the cooler weather and the spookiness of the Halloween season makes me want to escape back to Henrietta, Aglionby, 300 Fox Way, Cabeswater, and all the rest of the places. Last fall, that's exactly what I did — in preparation for … Continue reading 7 books to read if you love The Raven Cycle

Recommendations: books involving Greek mythology

Raise your hand if you were the mythology kid in elementary school. 🙋 I've always been fascinated by Greek mythology, but that interest has multiplied within the past year or so thanks to a little musical called Hadestown. Since yesterday marked one year since I saw Hadestown on Broadway (*sob*), I figured I could celebrate … Continue reading Recommendations: books involving Greek mythology

If you liked this, try this | LGBTQ+ books, part 2!

Last year around this time, I posted part 1 of If you liked this, try this: LGBTQ+ books. And fun fact, that is the most viewed post on my blog! So I have returned in celebration of Pride month to bring you ten more recommendations of LGBTQ+ books based on semi-popular (mostly) non-LGBTQ+ books. The … Continue reading If you liked this, try this | LGBTQ+ books, part 2!

40+ queer books by Black authors to support this Pride month (and always)

Happy Pride! Let's not forget that the modern gay rights movement was started by Black trans women rioting against the police. 😌 Before we start out, I want to share some resources that I know have already been shared a hundred times, but it doesn't hurt to add one more time: Resources for how you … Continue reading 40+ queer books by Black authors to support this Pride month (and always)

Book recommendations for Jane Austen heroines

If somehow the characters from Jane Austen novels existed in the world today and walked up to me, the first thing I would do is die on the spot, probably. But the second thing I would do is recommend books to them, because, naturally. The question is: if I met these characters today and had … Continue reading Book recommendations for Jane Austen heroines

Adult SFF books to try if you mainly read YA

As someone who has been reading YA science fiction/fantasy for more than half of her life, I know how hard it can be to venture from YA into adult SFF. YA often just seems simpler - the worldbuilding usually isn't as complex, there aren't gigantic casts of characters that you need an entire index to … Continue reading Adult SFF books to try if you mainly read YA

Hopepunk book recommendations

The world basically sucks right now, not going to lie. It can be easy to sink into a pessimistic attitude, but now it's more important than ever to stay hopeful, which is why I'm recommending books with "hopepunk" themes. What exactly is hopepunk? This term was coined by author Alexandra Rowland in 2017 as the … Continue reading Hopepunk book recommendations

Books by Black authors that you should be reading

This past month, in recognition of Black History Month, I've been reading almost entirely books by Black authors. But even though February is coming to an end, that doesn't mean we shouldn't be appreciating Black authors and Black stories all year round! So today, I'm recommending books by Black authors, from ones that I've read … Continue reading Books by Black authors that you should be reading

7 romance books to read this February (YA + adult)

It's February, so you know what that means - Valentine's Day! Okay, I'm not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day, but if you, like me, are planning to spend your holiday curled up with a book, then this post might be for you! I'm very picky about romance in books (see: last year's Valentine's Day … Continue reading 7 romance books to read this February (YA + adult)