Butterflies and big, dumb boys. Enemies to lovers and moral greyness for days. I bought into every character and conceit. I cringed and I cried. I’ve been on a serious YA binge this year, but An Ember in The Ashes still felt like a palate cleanser. The cheesiness is the delicious kind, trickling through the story like some kind of delicious cheese fountain.
Long books are intimidating. They can be scary. Will I finish? Will this book swallow up my life and make me feel terrible if I don't finish it? What's the point, if I could finish another, shorter book in half the time? The point is that the longer the book, the better you know the … Continue reading The Case for Long Books (and some gentle recommendations)
A Little Life is painful, beautiful, and long. It’s the satisfying, engrossing kind of long, the kind where your mind tricks you into believing these people are real, that their lives are really happening, that you can really see their thoughts and their apartments and their laughter and their failure. This phenomenon is my favorite … Continue reading Book Review | A Little Life
The keyword here is popular—all of these books will have loving fandoms waiting to embrace you after you finish!