2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge – Complete

After 5+ years of not reaching my Goodreads reading goal, I have finally achieved the impossible: I, a 23-year-old adult with a full-time job, have read 50 books before the end of the year. I am astounded. I know it's not actually impossible, and people with less free time than me read, like, hundreds of books a year, but I'm . . .

The Sun is Also a Star | book review

Is it possible to fit a lifetime into a day? For Natasha and Daniel, it has to be. Today is Natasha's last day in America. Her family are undocumented immigrants, and after being found out they are being deported that night. Instead of packing all day, she heads into the city to fight for her right to stay. For Daniel, this day could also alter his . . .

The Goldfinch | adaptation review

The Goldfinch Motion Picture Rating: RRelease Date: 2019Director: John CrowleyRuntime: 149 mins.Adapted From: The Goldfinch Please Note: This review contains spoilers for both the film and novel, The Goldfinch. Read at your own discretion. After a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Theodore Decker is left without a mother, without a home.…

The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite | book review

In a strange, unexplainable event, forty-seven children are born at the exact same time, all across the world, birthed by women who had previously shown no signs of pregnancy. A rich inventor named Reginald Hargreeves finds seven of these children and adopts them as his own "to save the world." From what? The . . .