Doodle Drop

Here are some things I’ve doodled in the past year. Blooming Takes Time… because it does. I made these two when working on a neuroscience course called Brain & Behavior, because afferent vs efferent is one of those things I always mix up. Just a flower doodle. These are loosely based on columbines. I madeContinue reading “Doodle Drop”


Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis

If you’re reading a YA novel, you’re probably looking for an emotional journey. That’s one of the conventions of the genre. It’s easily the best convention of the genre. If you’re reading a YA novel about sick kids, you’re probably looking for an emotional journey that will obliterate you and crush your heart into aContinue reading “Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis”

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

I have to start this review by saying that this one is a bit lighter-hearted that the previous two books I’ve reviewed- Unstoppable Moses and Everything, Everything both tackle some bigger issues than this novel. That is not to say, necessarily, that it is less profound. Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List is the storyContinue reading “Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan”

Books I Have Reviewed

Here you’ll find easy links to each book review. Just click on the book name and you’ll be linked to the review. This post will be updated periodically when new reviews are posted.  Unstoppable Moses by Tyler James Smith Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and DavidContinue reading “Books I Have Reviewed”

Fall Book Recommendations

It’s fall, y’all! I think I’ve said that about 37 times in my recent instagram posts, but oh well. Maybe you folks will learn to love it. Is it too ambitious to call this post “Fall Book Recommendations 2020” ? I’m hopeful I’ll have another version next year. Below is a small selection of booksContinue reading “Fall Book Recommendations”

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This book came to me highly recommended by a friend (and generously gifted by my grandmother, who buys me books every year for Christmas. She’s the real MVP.) and of course that set my expectations high. I found this book somewhere on a list of books similar to The Fault In Our Stars, which isContinue reading “Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon”

Unstoppable Moses by Tyler James Smith

Is there any better way to kick off book reviews on this blog than by reviewing a debut novel by an up-and-coming author? Perhaps reviewing a debut novel by an up-and-coming author that I’ve known since I was a small child? I’m writing this review from a completely unbiased perspective, so I’ll get this littleContinue reading “Unstoppable Moses by Tyler James Smith”

Books I’ve Read & Plan to Review

This is just a list for my own mental clarity that will help me recall which books I have read (and need to re-read) and intend to review. Find a list of books I have already reviewed here. Then, novels I have read and am in the process of reviewing: The Sky is Everywhere byContinue reading “Books I’ve Read & Plan to Review”