Thornhill by Pam Smy

Feels Like: Stephen King’s Carrie character was sent to boarding school and is still getting bullied. Step into the world, past and present, of Thornhill Institute. Told in letters from an orphan, Mary, living at Thornhill in the 80’s and illustrations through the point of view of a modern day next door neighbor, Ella, Thornhill […]

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The Pisces doesn’t sink, but it certainly doesn’t swim. Song Pairing: “Don’t Let Me Down” by Sabrina Claudio Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Melissa Broder, author of So Sad Today and all of my favorite sardonic, self-critical tweets, joins the literary fiction category with this shipwreck of a novel.  It’s wave after wave of […]

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A Whole New World: Graphic Novels

The Basics of Graphic Novels… I have to admit that I have always been cynical about comic books and graphic novels. I always thought it was cheating to consider something that could be read so quickly a full-length novel. However, thanks to Book Riot’s reading challenge and some encouraging librarian friends, I decided to delve […]

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You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Welcome to Gender Studies 101: Misconceptions. Song Pairing: “Something, In General” by Ritt Momney Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist You Think It, I’ll Say It is a case study in misconception. Several case studies, actually, since it’s comprised of ten short stories. As a grown woman reflects on the trials and tribulations of […]

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Colosseum: Poetry by Katie Ford

I was asked to read this collection of poetry in college as part of a reflection and connection project in a creative writing class. I fell in love with the way she described the pain behind the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and I recently felt the urge to revisit it. Colosseum by Katie Ford was […]

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