Waiting on Wednesday: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. This week I am waiting on Queen of Air and Darkness. Title: Queen of Air and Darkness Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Publication Date: December 4, 2018 Page count: 720 Genre: Fantasy Dark secrets and…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way). It was a little hard come up with books for this list, so I had to browse my Goodreads shelf for ideas. I hope you enjoy my list! Six…

Review: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Title: Born A Crime Author: Trevor Noah Publication Date: November 15, 2016 Genre: Non-Fiction | Memoir My Rating: 5/5 stars The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa…

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Favorite Book Quotes, which is kind of a cool topic for my 50th blog post! I love book quotes, so I decided to make it a little interesting by going through my bookstagram feed and selecting photos I've shared that had…

YA Movie Adaptations and the Erasure of Dark-Skinned Black Girls

I realized that I have a couple of things I want to talk about, but I don't have a space to share that in between the weekly memes and book reviews. With that in mind, I decided to do this discussion feature. I can't guarantee that this will be a weekly feature, but it's something…

Waiting on Wednesday: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. This week I am waiting for On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. Title: On The Come Up Author: Angie Thomas Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Page count: 320 Genre:…

2018 Reading Challenges: February Update

In this December post, I outlined my reading challenges for 2018. I couldn't fit this update into my February wrap up (made the post too long), so I decided to post it separately. My goals for the year: 1. Read 50 books (Goodreads Challenge) 2. Read 1 to 2 books per month from my unread…