Book List: Dark Academia

Fall is the perfect time to dive into dark academia books. These are books with an emphasis in knowledge, literature, and the arts but with much darker tones and can be somewhat pessimistic towards humanity, though I find them inspiring and cozy. The Secret History by Donna Tart Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 4.15 At…… Continue reading Book List: Dark Academia

Book List: Witches

Like I said before, it might be a tad early, but it’s nearly that time of year again. Spooky season is the best season and the perfect time for witchy reads. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.38 Mika is a witch but she knows to…… Continue reading Book List: Witches

Book List: Werewolves

Happy pumpkin spice season! Autumn (or close enough) is here and it’s my favorite season. It’s time to read spooky books, cozy books, and books with monsters, of course. What kind of monsters do you think of? Some of the monsters I know howl at the moon. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA Fantasy Average…… Continue reading Book List: Werewolves

Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair)

For the past couple of years, it seemed like everyone was raving about this book. Last year, I picked it up because it was on sale and I had heard of it, but not knowing what it was about I put it to the side to collect dust. But now the movie is out and…… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair)

Book Review: Extasia by Claire Legrand (Katherine Tegan Books)

Last month, I ordered a one-time book box from the Unplugged Book Box. They are a book box focused on self-care, and in it I recieved beautiful smelling lotion and perfume as well as a copy of Extasia by Claire Legrand (published by Katherine Tegan Books). Due to the packaging, it made the read even…… Continue reading Book Review: Extasia by Claire Legrand (Katherine Tegan Books)

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

I recently joined a few virtual book clubs, and one of them was for booktokers in Ohio. For this month, we voted to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (published by Viking). This had been on my “want to read” shelf for a while, so I was so excited to read it! Deborah…… Continue reading Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

Haunted Bookstores in USA

I know it’s still August, but I’m so ready for autumn. Spooky season is just around the corner and if you’re like me, loving books, travel, and Halloween, you might want to check out some of these places. If you dare… The Book Barn, Niantic, Connecticut This used book store was established in 1988. They…… Continue reading Haunted Bookstores in USA

Bookish Playlist: Aristotle and Dante

I haven’t read the sequel yet–I cannot wait for it, though. Still, this playlist is dedicated to some of my favorite teenage boys and their love. Do I Wanna Know? by The Arctic MonkeysSweet Creature by Harry StylesCrash My Car by COINMr. Loverman by Ricky MontgomeryCrush by Tessa VioletIllicit Affairs by Taylor SwiftTeenager in Love…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Aristotle and Dante

Book List: Books for Dog Lovers

Dog is man’s best friend, or so they say. I’m more of a cat person myself, but I still love dogs. I’m usually wary of reading books with dogs because the dog always seems to die and I can’t handle it. So here are some books with our furry friends where the dog doesn’t die.…… Continue reading Book List: Books for Dog Lovers

Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

A couple months ago I ordered a box from “Now in Books” and received a beautiful hardcover of Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer. Last year, I read Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers series and loved it, so I was very excited to read this one. (You can read my review here of that series). I decided…… Continue reading Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)