Milk and Honey // The Sun and Her Flowers | book reviews

Anyone else read some poetry towards the end of the year to boost their reading challenge? Plus, it's one of the only times I really feel like reading poetry. The holidays are so busy I get so bogged down, and poetry is just...easy. When it comes to poetry, I like the classics, so I was a bit nervous to read Kaur's books. Because they are so ...

Love That Dog | book review

*Certain books are easier to review differently than in my usual format — this is one of them. "I don't want tobecause boysdon't write poetry.Girls do." Jack doesn't like poetry. He can't understand why his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, keeps assigning the class poetry assignments. He doesn't even want to listen to his teacher read other peoples'…

Trigger Warning | book review

Title: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: February 2015 Rating: 4.5 stars Opening Line: There are things that upset us. There are few authors I've read during my nineteen years of life who can give me chills and force me to think the way Neil Gaiman does. Over the past couple years, I…

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight | book review

Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Author: Unknown Rating: 3 stars Opening Line: Since Troy's assault and siege, I trow, were over-past... Have you ever heard the saying, "it sounds too good to be true"? Well, apparently Sir Gawain had not. So there's this jolly green giant who barges into the room and makes Gawain…

Triangles | book review

Title: Triangles Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: October 2011 Rating: 2.5 stars I've read my fair share of Hopkins novels, including her Crank series and her fantastic standalone novel, Identical. Everything I've read of hers, though, has been YA, until I finally got my hands on Triangles -- her first attempt at adult fiction. I had been…

I Don’t Want to Be Crazy | book review

It's Christmas Eve, and what am I up to? Am I wrapping presents, or baking cookies, or going to bed early so that I can be well-rested for a long day tomorrow filled with family and friends and socializing? No, of course not. I'm staying up until 1am rapidly finishing a book I started less…

Identical | book review

Title: Identical Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Publication Date: August 2008 Rating: 4.5 stars Since getting to come home for Christmas break, I've been on an Ellen Hopkins binge, due to my lovely roommate lending me a few books. I took a long hiatus from reading, and am glad to be back at…