Rupi Kaur

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Rupi Kaur. You’ve heard of her. You’ve seen her poetry on Tumblr, Instagram and so many more platforms in artsy movements. Rupi Kaur is the “Queen of Instapoets.” Without knowing a lot about her I was skeptical of the idea of her heavily commercialized poetry. Daughter of two immigrant parents, 25-year-old Rupi Kaur is an […]

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The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault. We follow Eden through 4 years […]

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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

Two girls go away on holiday. One girl comes back. When two young girls meet two young men, fresh out of prison, on their way to London a wary mother looks on while thinking of a way to make sure the girls make it to their intended destination. When the witness, Ella, fails to take […]

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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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Final Girls by Riley Sager

Feels like: A really fun episode of the podcast My Favorite Murder, but less real life murder and more slumber party murder.  Song pairing: “Caskets” by Party Favor & NJOMZA  🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪 “Anyhow,” Janelle said, “they said the spirits of these Indians haunt the woods, ready to kill any white man they see. So watch your […]

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Long Black Veil by Jennifer Boylan

Feels like: Opening up a cheesy Hardy Boys book at the library and finding a heartfelt Post Secret postcard. Song pairing: “Mirror” by The Drums 🖤“There was a sadness to her, but then, you don’t get to be a fifty-seven-year-old woman without bearing some sorrow. Really, if there wasn’t any melancholy in your heart by […]

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