Book Reviews

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I don’t know if you noticed, but this is all I’ve talked about both here and on Twitter this past week. I finally picked up Simon and boy, what a great decision it was! Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email…… Continue reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Chai break

Chai Break: Will reading YA books get you more followers?

Chai break is a periodic feature on This is Lit to discuss concerns that every book blogger has. This is meant to be a lighthearted discussion that you’d have over tea and the only reason for it not being called Discussion Post is that the site’s author thinks that would be too mainstream. Pfft. Look…… Continue reading Chai Break: Will reading YA books get you more followers?

Book Reviews · General

My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Waddup, nerds? I’m going to be doing Dewey’s 24 hour readathon today. I’ve never done a readathon before, but since I’m already trying new things this month (read Look who fancies herself a poet now! | NaPoWriMo update), I decided to give this a try too. For the readathon, I’ve chosen several YA contemporary books.…… Continue reading My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Book Reviews

Blog tour: Drift Stumble Fall by M. Jonathan Lee

I received a copy of this book from Hideaway Fall in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. When the publisher of Drift Stumble Fall first contacted me, they described this book as “a darkly humorous exploration of the danger of our modern fascination with assuming perfection in…… Continue reading Blog tour: Drift Stumble Fall by M. Jonathan Lee

Giveaways

International giveaway: Full Circle by Regina Timothy

Today, in association with Regina Timothy, we’re giving away a free ebook of Full Circle, a contemporary fiction novel. Goodreads synopsis: Eight years after the 9/11 attacks, Samia-Al-Sayyid an Iraqi immigrant is living a quiet life in New York City after she fled her home to avoid imminent death. She works hard for her cold,…… Continue reading International giveaway: Full Circle by Regina Timothy

General · Listicle

9 Warsan Shire quotes that will speak to your soul.

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born, Somali-British poet, who writes poems that speak to your soul. Shire’s quotes have been adapted by Beyoncé in the visual album Lemonade. Beyoncé reads them out at the start of each song, and her voice makes the already amazing quotes even more impressive. Here are 11 Warsan Shire quotes that say…… Continue reading 9 Warsan Shire quotes that will speak to your soul.