Top 10: New Releases of 2018

One of the exciting parts of every new year (for me at least) is looking through all the great new books being released that year. And let me just tell you, 2018 is going to be a year of amazing books! So many amazing books, in fact, that there was no way I could narrow it down to my usual top 5. It would’ve been an impossible task, trust me. With that said, check out my picks for top 10 new releases of 2018!

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Top 5: Best Books of 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to choose my absolute favorite books of 2017. It’s always a difficult task, and so many amazing books came out this past year that it was hard to narrow down. There were so many stand out books–and so many more I know I haven’t been able to get to yet–so picking just five was a real challenge. But, there are always a few that stand out above the rest. My five favorites this year all feature beautiful prose, excellent storytelling, and characters that will grab you by the heart and stay with you.

So here are my top 5 books of 2017. I hope you’ll love them just as much as I did.

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Book Review: The Hate U Give

Book Review: The Hate U Give


Book: The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Genre: YA / fiction

Rating: 5/5

What it’s about: Starr has always known she lives a divided life: there’s the Starr she is around her family and friends, who worries more about gang violence than proper grammar, and the Starr she is around all the white kids at school, who plays basketball and avoids slang at all costs. Then she witnesses the death of her best friend, Khalil, shot by a police officer on their way home from a party. Starr’s two worlds start to collide as she struggles to come to terms with the death of her friend and all the ways people try to twist it. With gang members threatening her and the police trying to silence her, will Starr finally be able to find her real voice and speak out? And even if she does, will it make a difference?

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