Graphic/Illustrated · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

The Prince and the Dressmaker

As you may have noticed, I have been getting really into (mostly queer) graphic novels. On a Sunbeam and The Magic Fish were two favorites from last year. I'm finding that I am enjoying the quick, low key escapism of the stories and being swept into the illustrations. Plus, they are great quick reads if I'm short on time… Continue reading The Prince and the Dressmaker

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller · Young Adult

Firekeeper’s Daughter

This was a "last day I worked at the library before the Holidays" impulse grab. Someone had returned it and, instead of sending it back to be shelved, I checked it right out to myself. I had seen a number of positive reviews for it and, while it isn't my normal reading genre (mystery/thriller isn't… Continue reading Firekeeper’s Daughter

Contemporary Literature · Graphic/Illustrated · Romance · Young Adult

Heartstopper: Volumes Two & Three

The library came through! Cause I wasn’t lying when I said that after reading the first Heartstopper a few weeks ago that I was not ready for the unexpected romantic cliffhanger and needed more immediately. Thankfully, I may not have been alone in my needs/requests, because the second and third volumes just got added to… Continue reading Heartstopper: Volumes Two & Three

Historical Fiction · Young Adult

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

I've been waiting on my audiobook hold for this one to come in at the library for a few weeks now. In a burst of near-perfect timing, I got the alert that it was ready to check out literally the morning after it won this year's National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Woohoo! Last… Continue reading Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Funny story about how this one found its way onto my shelves. One of our major vices (if you will), nutritionally, is pop tarts. We eat a lot of them. If you are curious, my partner is a “brown sugar cinnamon” person. And I alternate between “chocolate chip cookie dough” and “unfrosted strawberry” (I know,… Continue reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay