2019 in Review

Not only are we approaching the end of 2019, but also the end of a decade, which feels pretty monumental if you think about it. I don't think I remember enough about the books I read ten years ago in order to write a 'decade in review' post, but I do remember plenty about the books I read throughout this year. Per usual, I'll be posting about . . .

Best Books of the Decade

According to an article I read online, approximately 2.2 million books are published per year in the whole world. Multiply that by ten and you get 22 million books published since 2010. Isn't that crazy? I haven't read even close to a million books this decade, let alone in my entire life. That's impossible. However, I have read quite a few books published during this decade, and I have . . .

Gift Ideas for the Book Lover in Your Life

In case you're still scratching your head trying to figure out 'what the heck does this book nerd want for Christmas,' I'm here save the holidays. Because as a bookworm myself, I have tons of bookish gift ideas that I wish friends and family would get for me. You can trust me. Here I present to you 20 gift ideas for book lovers. Get out your wallets and . . .

You | book review

When a beautiful woman wanders into the bookstore where Joe works, he is immediately obsessed with her. He must know her name. He Googles the name on her credit card, and he's in luck: only 1 Guinevere Beck shows up in NYC. Even better, Beck (as her friends call her) has a public Facebook page and a ridiculously active Twitter . . .

The Catcher in the Rye | book review

It's no surprise when Holden Caulfield flunks out of yet another school. Instead of going straight home to inform his parents, Holden spends a few whirlwind days around New York City calling up old friends, drinking in bars (illegally, of course), and crashing in sleazy places. Rather than face his parents, he chooses loneliness and misery, and . . .

We Have Always Lived in the Castle | adaptation review

The Blackwoods have lived in the house upon the hill for generations. There used to be more Blackwoods, but now there’s only three: Mary Katherine (who goes by Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian. The other Blackwoods were killed years ago by poison, a crime Constance was accused of and then acquitted. But the people in . . .