Hello there and welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy it here.

A Bit About Me. In order to pursue a career in publishing, I’ve taken the plunge and moved to NYC. I love thinking and discussing books and hope you’ll join me.

A Bit About the Site. This is where I write about anything remotely related to the industry–from book reviews, to favorite reading nooks, to my take on major events. Okay, and the occasional mention of dogs… or cats… or anything fuzzy, really.

I’m juggling a few different projects. For ease of navigation they each have their own page where links to posts have been compiled. If you’re confused as to what the headers mean, here is a quick explanation:

  • Biblio File: links to miscellaneous bookish posts
  • Book Marks: links to book reviews
  • BooksTours: links to reviews of bookstores

A Quick Note. I strongly believe in the power of safe spaces and I want this site to be one. Towards that end I make an effort to include trigger warnings in my book reviews. Please realize that trigger warnings are still a relatively new thing and that what triggers you may be highly individual. I do my best but of course am open to feedback on how to make my reviews more helpful for you.

Finally, the Shelfie. I’m an eclectic reader. I tend to gravitate towards romance, YA, middle grade, sci-fi/fantasy, and historical fiction, but that’s not all I read. With that in mind, I’ve included a list of books that have proved to be particularly influential to me over the years. Of course this list is always being updated, so come back often!


  • Alexie, Sherman
    • The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse
    • Speak
    • Wintergirls
  • Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
    • Hawksong (The Kiesha’ra #1)
  •  Atwood, Margaret
    • The Handmaid’s Tale
  •  Austen, Jane
    • Emma
    • Mansfield Park
    • Pride & Prejudice
    • Sense & Sensibility



  • Bantock, Nick
    • Griffin & Sabine (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #1)
  • Bender, Aimee
    • The Color Master
  • Bradbury, Ray
    • Fahrenheit 451
  • Bradley, Alan
    • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1)
  • Britain, Kristen
    • Green Rider (Green Rider #1)
  • Brontë, Charlotte
    • Jane Eyre  ::  5 stars
  • Butler, Octavia E.
    • Lilith’s Brood  ::  5 stars


  • Calvino, Italo
    • Invisible Cities
  • Cisneros, Sandra
    • The House on Mango Street
  • Croggon, Alison
    • The Naming (Books of Pellinor #1)
    • The Riddle (Books of Pellinor #2)
    • The Crow (Books of Pellinor #3)
    • The Singing (Books of Pellinor #4)
  • Crusie, Jennifer
    • Bet Me



  • Evans, Arthur
    • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction



  • Gabaldon, Diana
    • Outlander (Outlander #1)
    • Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2)
    • Voyager (Outlander #3)
  • Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
    • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth
    • North and South
  • Green, John
    • The Fault in Our Stars


  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    • The Scarlet Letter



  • Jones, Diana Wynne
    • The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1
    • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Juster, Norton
    • The Phantom Tollbooth



  • Levine, Gail Carson
    • Ella Enchanted


  • Maas, Sarah J.
    • A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
    • A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)
    • Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
    • Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
    • Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
    • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
  • Makansi, K.
    • The Sowing (Seeds Trilogy #1)
    • The Reaping (Seeds Trilogy #2)
  • McCaffrey, Anne
    • Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern #1)
  • McKillip, Patricia A.
    • The Changeling Sea
    • The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
  • McNaught, Judith
    • Paradise (Second Opportunities #1)
    • Perfect (Second Opportunities #2)
    • Once and Always (Sequels #1)
    • Something Wonderful (Sequels #2)
    • Almost Heaven (Sequels #3)
    • A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga #1)
    • Whitney, My Love (Westmoreland Saga #2)
    • Until You (Westmoreland Saga #3)
  • Meyer, Marissa
    • Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)
    • Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
    • Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
  • Meyer, Stephenie
    • The Host (The Host #1)
    • Twilight (Twilight Saga #1)
    • New Moon (Twilight Saga #2)
    • Eclipse (Twilight Saga #3)
    • New Moon (Twilight Saga #4)



  • O’Brien, Tim
    • The Things They Carried
  • O’Malley, Daniel
    • The Rook (The Checquy Files #1)


  • Penman, Sharon K.
    • Here Be Dragons (Welsh Princes #1)
  • Peyton, K.M.
    • Blind Beauty
  • Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
    • Nobody’s Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars #3)
  • Pierce, Tamora
    • Terrier (Beka Cooper #1)
    • Bloodhound (Beka Cooper #2)
    • Mastiff (Beka Cooper #3)
    • First Test (Protector of the Small #1)
    • Page (Protector of the Small #2)
    • Squire (Protector of the Small #3)
    • Lady Knight (Protector of the Small #4)
  • Pollan, Michael
    • The Omnivore’s Dilemma



  • Roberts, Nora
    • Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore #1)
    • Tears of the Moon (Gallaghers of Ardmore #2)
    • Heart of the Sea (Gallaghers of Ardmore #3)
  • Rowling, J.K.
    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


  • Santos, Marissa de los
    • Love Walked In
  • Semple, Maria
    • Where’d You Go, Bernadette
  • Silverstein, Shel
    • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Smith, Sherwood
    • A Stranger to Command
    • Crown Duel
  • Spiegelman, Art
    • The Complete Maus


  • Taylor, Laini
    • Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)
    • Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2)
    • Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3)
  • Togashi, Yoshihiro
    • Yu Yu Hakusho Volumes 1-19
  • Tolkein, J.R.R.
    • The Hobbit
    • The Fellowship of the Ring



  • Vizzini, Ned
    • It’s Kind of a Funny Story


  • Wein, Elizabeth
    • Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1)




  • Zusak, Markus
    • The Book Thief



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