• Top 10 Books of 2020

    Hello! Continuing with my 2020 wrap-ups, (the first was my reading stats which you can find here) I wanted to share my favorite books of the year. I read so many incredible ones so narrowing it down to 10 was difficult. This list is not in any particular order, because I had a difficult time comparing many of these books to decide which I felt was better, so instead, they are just random. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde This was my favorite classic of the year. Wilde’s writing was so descriptive and rich with emotions, I absolutely loved it. The characters were incredible as well. The relationship…

  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

    This is a spoiler free review of You Should See Me in A Crown by Leah Johnson, a standalone contemporary, which I gave 4/5 stars. Plot This story follows Liz Lighty, a high school senior whose future is all set, until her financial aid for college falls through. Then, she’s reminded that the winners of Prom King and Queen get scholarships, so now she’s setting off to win the competition, one that’s hotly contested in her high school. But along the way, she begins to catch feelings for Mack, a new student who’s also running for prom queen. Will their budding relationship stand the test of the competition? Or will…

  • Required Reading for School

    I recently saw Alexis from The Reading Addict do a post (which you can find here) discussing some books they had to read in school and if they enjoyed them or not. I really liked the idea behind this, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my required reading and some thoughts on them. What I Liked Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper…

  • Circe by Madeline Miller

    This is a spoiler-free review of Circe by Madeline Miller, a standalone mythological retelling, which I gave 4/5 stars. Plot “I would say, some people are like constellations that only touch the earth for a season.” Circe the daughter of the Titan Helios, the god of the sun, was always considered a strange child. Seeking companionship which the gods and titans wouldn’t offer her, Circe turned to mortals, where she discovered her powers of witchcraft. With it, she can transform lives, turning mortals into gods, and gods into monsters. Zeus, threatened, has Helios banish her to a deserted isle where she hones her craft and crosses paths with some of…