Red at the Bone ~ Jacqueline Woodson

Rating: 5/5 One of my top fiction reads of 2019, Red at the Bone is one of those amazing books whose prose hits you squarely in your emotions and then continues to wind, twist, and unravel you through the course of its pages. The book centers around Melody's 16 year old coming of age ceremony. … Continue reading Red at the Bone ~ Jacqueline Woodson

Just Listen ~ Sarah Dessen

Rating: 4/5 I was pleasantly surprised by Just Listen, as it was my first Sarah Dessen book. I religiously avoided reading anything by Dessen when I was in middle/high school, as she seemed far too "girly" for me, and I was on a personal quest to be viewed as anything but girly (even though I've … Continue reading Just Listen ~ Sarah Dessen

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? ~ Heath Fogg Davis

Rating:4/5 Beyond Trans is a very specific and timely look at gender as a classification and discrimination. Heath Fogg Davis shares personal stories and narrative style research from several people with regards to ways in which their gender identification has limited or inhibited their ability to move through the world. Many of the people involved … Continue reading Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? ~ Heath Fogg Davis

You’d Be Mine ~ Erin Hahn

Rating: 4/5 I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic drama featuring two teen country singers. I felt as though their passion, drama, and developing interests were relatable and kept the pace of the book moving steadily along. Annie Mathers, our protagonist quickly falls for bad-boy musician Clay. The foreshadowing is heavy handed enough to see where the … Continue reading You’d Be Mine ~ Erin Hahn