FIND ME by André Aciman: Unnecessary self-indulgence?

Dear Find Me by André Aciman, I had such high hopes for you. You were advertised as a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, the iconic romance novel that took the bookworm world by storm a few years ago. Announcement of your publication immediately sparked a dozen questions in my mind: What would happen … Continue reading FIND ME by André Aciman: Unnecessary self-indulgence?

ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han | Review

I finally did it! I finished the Lara Jean trilogy by Jenny Han! It's been quite a while since I finished a series, and I credit audiobooks with this recent development of mine. I listened to all three of these books, and you can check out my reviews of To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. … Continue reading ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han | Review

The Best Books to Get You Through a Break-Up

At the very beginning of the summer, I went through a very sudden, very emotional break up. No matter what side of a break up you're on--I was actually the one who initiated mine--there's no getting around the harsh reality that ending a relationship sucks. I felt lonely and sad and even a little lost, in ways … Continue reading The Best Books to Get You Through a Break-Up

Is there more to Jane Austen than romance? (YES) | Discussion

Jane Austen's works are often lauded as masterpieces of romantic fiction, and with good reason: her winding plots of courtships, engagements, and marriages have managed to captivate readers for centuries. Take the famous Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice, for example, who seems to have been placed upon a pedestal as the ideal male love … Continue reading Is there more to Jane Austen than romance? (YES) | Discussion

EMMA by Jane Austen | Review

Last year I saw the movie Clueless, a comedy based on Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma, for the first time. My immediate reaction was: I need to read this book. Set in Austen’s Victorian England, this novel follows Emma as she attempts to set her new friend Harriet up with a suitable man to marry. … Continue reading EMMA by Jane Austen | Review

ON THE OTHER SIDE by Carrie Hope Fletcher | Review

I've been a fan of Carrie Hope Fletcher's Youtube channel since middle school, back in the days of wearing crocs and starting stories I would never finish writing and pretending that I could run fast enough to be on the cross-country team (fun fact: I could not). Not only have we both grown older since … Continue reading ON THE OTHER SIDE by Carrie Hope Fletcher | Review

More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion

It often seems as though the romance genre has gotten a bad reputation as being merely "fluff" and lacking substance. Many romance novels are considered pure entertainment reading only; in other words, there is nothing between the book's covers that could possibly educate, enlighten, or challenge the reader in any way. Don't get me wrong-- … Continue reading More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion