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10 Reasons to Read #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

10 Reasons to Read #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso, founder the fashion phenomenon www.nastygal.com, lends advice and inspiration to young women in her book #Girlboss. The book chronicles Nasty Gal’s journey from ebay store to independent enterprise, as well as Sophia’s journey from renegade to CEO. The book is full of anecdotes […]

How to Save Money Buying Books

How to Save Money Buying Books

Great literature is priceless, but the fact of the matter is that books cost money. Any bookworm knows that there is no feeling like the feeling of holding a brand new book in your hands. Unfortunately, that hardback habit can put some pressure on your […]

Book Review: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Book Review: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

After pouring over Big Little Lies, I knew I had to pick up another book by Liane Moriarty. Of course, I was a little concerned that The Husband’s Secret wouldn’t live up to Big Little Lies, because I loved it so much. Now that I’ve […]

Book Review: Paris by Edward Rutherfurd

Book Review: Paris by Edward Rutherfurd

Given my status as a French student, my frequent trips to France, and my general love of French things, I often receive France-related gifts. Paris-themed journals, jewelry, trinkets, and decor all find their way into my collection. I acquired Paris: The Novel by a similar means. […]

Book Review: Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds

Book Review: Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds

Tamara Drewe is a one-of-a-kind book, written and illustrated by Posy Simmonds. The story takes place in a sleepy English town, a town that is turned upside down when Tamara Drewe returns to her family home. Tamara is an ugly duckling turned bombshell thanks to […]

Book Review: Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Book Review: Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

I rarely blog about books that I read for school; although there probably is a niche market for Henry James reviews, somehow I think that the public is more interested in contemporary literature. However, Astonish Me is a 2014 novel that one of my professors used in […]

My Name in Print

My Name in Print

For over a year, I have been honing my craft as a writer, submitting to literary journals, participating in creative writing workshops, and more. Just a few days ago, I received a copy of Wake the Artifacts, a collection of student writing prompted by objects related to […]

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Jessica Knoll’s 2015 novel Luckiest Girl Alive bears a quote from Megan Abbott, author of The Fever, raving “with the cunning and verve of Gillian Flynn but with an intensity all its own.” Gillian Flynn’s name is in large print, and sends an obvious message: read this […]

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines was the fifth and final John Green novel I have read (along with Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson). I think it is one of his better novels, though all of his novels are good. (I […]

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is a fantastic read, a page turner to the fullest extent. It takes place in Australia, a fun location for any land bound Americans like me. It follows the drama of elementary school life, the cliques and feuds formed […]