Commute [Erin Williams]

In a great many ways, Commute by Erin Williams was one of the most uncomfortable books I have ever read. To some degree, this is warranted and necessary. At other points, it's too much and not quite as insightful as I was hoping it would be. Very much so, Commute is about one woman's experiences. And while it is…

Sweet Valley High: Academic All-Star [Katy Rex & Andres Genolet]

Fun fact about me: though I loved and greedily read through the Sweet Valley University series when I was 8-10 years old, I never actually read the Sweet Valley High books. As a result, it should come as no surprise that I liked Tom far more than I ever liked Todd. The experiences that I shared initially with…

The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived [Daniel Errico]

In so many ways, I found The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico and Illustrated by Shiloh Penfield to be one of the best children’s books I have ever read. I feel truly grateful to live in a time where a book like this has been published and frankly a little disgusted that it’s only…

Pricked [Scott Mooney]

  "But do people tell stories about these places because they exist, or do they exist because people tell stories about them?" Pricked by Scott Mooney was a delightful, unique, and rather impressive story that admittedly was not without its own flaws. The truth is that, after beginning this novel, I very quickly found myself under…

Irena [Jean-David Morvan & Severine Trefouel]

Irena by Jean-David Morvan and Severine Trefouel was definitely a rough book to read through, though the hardest parts were definitely more toward the end. A graphic novel detailing one woman's determined and exemplary efforts to get children out of concentration camps and to safety during the time of WWII, Irena is one of the most amazing stories…