After 55 years, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Fans Will Finally get Sequel

With the novel published in 1960, only about 50 years later will the author, Harper Lee, release the sequel that has been around all along? Reports have said that the ‘sequel’ was found attached to an original typescript off ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in fall last year. I would do a quick recap of the […]

Revisiting the Journals of Sylvia Plath

The following piece contains excerpts from a presentation I gave for my IB HL Literature class. Sylvia Plath is one of the few writers whose works have mirrored all the thoughts, anxieties, and fears that I write about each day. As a young girl, most of the books I read were by men of the […]

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski was an emotional, relentless novel. Rutkoski gives the reader no time to recover before being buffeted with a new twist or sudden reveal in the storyline. Her story is set in an alternate world, where one country, Herran, has been recently colonized by another, Valoria. Slavery was used to cut […]

Young Adult Books Getting Released in November

For those of us who want to know what new books are coming out, yalit.com has all the information laid out. Here are five books from their listing. All summaries are taken from Goodreads. Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow Release date: November 1st In the world of Sorrow’s Knot, the dead do not rest easy. […]

Books for Halloween

It’s almost Halloween, which makes now a perfect time to get some scary reading done. Here are five books to get you started. Amber House by Kelly Moore After her grandmother dies, sixteen year old Sarah Parsons goes to hunt for lost diamonds in a house her family owned for 300 years. Joining her are […]

Hushed

He’s making a list and checking it twice… Archer is not a monster. He’s just looking out for his best friend. At least, that’s what he tells himself. After a traumatic experience in his childhood, Archer Pond has decided to get revenge on those who have wronged him and his best friend Vivian. By killing […]

Book Blogging the New Norm for Published Titles

(Source: allposters) Once upon a time, upcoming authors used to hold their breath and hope that publishing companies didn’t fumble with the marketing budget on ineffective ads. At most, they could hope for a few, distinguished reviews from big-name sources, and hope that the books really hit it off with a few famous people and […]

Book Review: Domestic Violets

It’s always wonderful to read a book and smile out of empathy. I use the word empathy intentionally. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman is written in first person, the voice of a likable character, Tom Violet, going through things we can all relate to in one way or another. Watching someone else go through something […]