I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

Rating: 3/5 I definitely got what McNeil was trying to do here, subvert sexist and homophobic stereotypes by employing them in her plot, revealing their inefficacy and ultimately reminding readers to stay true to themselves. But I found I didn't love this story, despite wanting McNeil to succeed. None of the characters, but especially not … Continue reading I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. ~ Adele Waldman

Rating: 5/10 Well, this book was exactly as it sounds. The cover looked fun, and I often judge books by their covers, so I hoped I wouldn't be too disappointed, but even so my expectations were dashed to pieces. I expected short stories, but Waldman combined a series of romances together kind of sporadically, sometimes … Continue reading The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. ~ Adele Waldman

Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Anne Perkins

Rating: 7/10 Isla and the Happily Ever After is the third book in the series I've been reading by Perkins. As with Anna, Isla is a young girl attending boarding school in Paris, and predictably, this is a YA romance. (I've been really into these lately.) Isla has a best friend Kurt, whom she grew … Continue reading Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Anne Perkins

Station Eleven – Emily St. John MandelΒ 

Date Completed: 5/23/2017 Rating: 10/10 This was an awesome book to listen to. Mandel has an excellent handle on storytelling, flowing with ease and precision between characters and time frames. She follows each character through time in a way that gives the timeline a trajectory but doesn't more the story down in forward progression. I … Continue reading Station Eleven – Emily St. John MandelΒ