I'm starting a book tag! If you've seen Wonder Woman recently, then I'm sure this topic is as fresh on your mind as it is on mine, but I believe VERY passionately that it is so important for everyone to see examples of strong women in books, television, and movies. There are so many ways in … Continue reading Fight Like a YA Girl Book Tag!
I see the word "strong" applied to female characters frequently, and in most cases, I agree completely. The thing I think we need to be careful of as book reviewers and bloggers is that that there are many different ways in which a character or person can be strong. Typically, when I see that term being … Continue reading What Makes a Female Character “Strong”
I have been meaning to read this book for far too long, and I am so grateful to one of the wonderful employees who work at the bookshop where we host our YA and Wine Book Club meetings, who insisted that we read this book this year. Thank you, Nathan! This book deserved every single … Continue reading Why Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Won ALL the Book Awards
Since today is Christmas, I wanted to spread a little bookish joy. The following books truly brought me so much joy this year, and I'm truly grateful for each and every one of these gems! In no particular order, here are my 5-star reads of 2016! Basically, I had an INCREDIBLE book year in 2016. How … Continue reading My 5-Star Reads of 2016
Wine Pairing: I recommend an Albariño for this one. It’s a highly acidic and vibrant wine, which pairs well with this book, because The Problem with Forever is such a REAL story. It’s not always pleasant, but it’s important, and it includes SUCH vital messages and authentic characters. Mallory “Mouse” Dodge grew up in a … Continue reading Mental Health in The Problem With Forever