While Charlie finds love and joy in his relationships, he also discovers that life is full of complexity and sadness. That's probably one of the vaguest book reviews ever, but trust me when I say that Wallflower is worth reading. Chbosky gives Charlie a distinctive voice; his spare prose...

In case you haven't seen the TV series or read the book before, here's the summary from the back of the new TV series tie-in edition: "Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now...

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Moreover, being an outsider develops characteristics that serve individuals well when they grow older: creativity, free-thinking, resilience, self-awareness, integrity, a love of learning and courage. So why are these traits and characteristics being stamped out of students rather than...

prose sketching out the quirks of each character with loving detail. Of the four girls in the sisterhood, my favourite has always been Lena. There may have been some heartache and a few tears on my part when things didn't work out between her and Kostos in the first four books. Here their...

I'm so happy to report that since my last book round-up in January, I've continued to read voraciously in the past couple of months. "Love, love, love" seems to be the underlying theme of my latest round-up as my tastes tended towards lighthearted YA and uplifting romances. Here's a look at...

While Claudia and Ben grapple with the emotional fallout of their differences, Claudia's family and friends have their own baby dramas to deal with: one sister is the mother of three with an unfaithful husband; another sister is in a loving marriage yet struggling with infertility; her BFF is...

Has anyone else been following the movie casting gossip as closely as I have? What's on your reading list this summer? Let me know in the comments! And if you're looking for other book recommendations, check out my round-ups from January, March, and May. Shop the post

Now that summer is upon us and TV shows have started rerunning, I thought it might be nice to revive the book reviews feature on this blog in case you're looking for your next great beach read. First up: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. Excuse for a moment the horridly cheesy cover and...

 

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