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Turtles All The Way Down. Credit: Dutton Books and Warner Bros Studios.

Turtles All The Way Down Movie and Book Comparison

Maybree Love June 4, 2024

The popular John Green novel Turtles All The Way Down (2017) has FINALLY been made into a movie. It stars Isabela Merced, Felix Mallard, and Cree Cinnhino. There was a lot of pressure on making a movie...

If He Had Been with Me Book Cover Credit: Penguin Books

Love That Seems to Never Last: If He Had Been with Me

Lola Valentin May 30, 2024

Prepare to be swept away by a tale of lost love, second chances, and the haunting questions of “what if?” in If He Had Been With Me, by Laura Nowlin. With heart-wrenching emotion, this novel explores...

Woman Reading Book. Credit: Pickpik

Peeking Into How People Find Their Reads

Lily Lewis May 24, 2024

I have a hard time finding books to read, and even then, I have a hard time continuing them. I wanted to know how others found their own books and what kept them reading. Most of the time people find...

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Are The Hype and Recommendations Worth it?

Maybree Love May 22, 2024

If you like reading and are on TikTok, you’ve probably ended up on BookTok, where all the readers talk about different books, and then the popularity of those books grows. But are they popular because...

Cover of Solitaire. Credit: Alice Oseman and Scholastic Inc.

Solitaire: A Compelling Commentary on Student Mental Health in a Flawed Education System

Veronica Terry March 14, 2024

Solitaire by Alice Oseman is a book speaking on the social struggles at school through the perspective of the asocial and awkward Tori Spring. Solitaire is absolutely worth the read. Osemans’s storytelling...

The cover of Beasts of Prey. Credit: C. P. Putnams Sons Books for Young Readers.

Beasts of Prey #1 by Ayana Grey: Unique Setting with Recycled Plot

Dominic Marroni March 13, 2024

Before I say anything else, I want to make it clear that Ayana Grey’s  first-in-the-series Beasts of Prey (2021) is not a bad book. I very much enjoyed it while reading. The characters were unique,...

The cover of The Blue Fox. Credit: Amazon

The Blue Fox is a Testament to Icelandic Literature

Ian Saucer-Zeoli March 9, 2024

Sjón’s The Blue Fox (2008) is gloriously good — if you don’t know whether or not to read it, you should. It’s a magnificently made modern myth which has wriggled its way deep into my heart, and...

Cover of Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell. Credit: Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Pillow Thoughts: Poetry to Comfort You From Your Bed and Beyond

Maisie White March 7, 2024

Imagine – it’s late at night, and the lights are dimmed. You’re wrapped in a blanket, there is a cup of tea by your side, and you’re reading. If that sounds nice, I have just the book for you:...

Four mentalhealt must reads. Credit: Veronica Terry

These Mental Health Centered Books Say What You Can’t Put Into Words

Veronica Terry February 20, 2024

Trigger warning: This article touches on heavy subjects, such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and abuse.  Remember, there are many resources available to help you. You should never...

Paul Bäumer from the film adaptation looks back as he walks towards enemy trenches. Credit: Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front: Senseless Violence for Good Reason

Ian Saucer-Zeoli February 19, 2024

He fell in October, 1918, on a day that was so calm and quiet on the front that the Army Report was limited to the sentence: There was nothing new to report in the West. ─ All Quiet on the Western...

Cover of Rook by William Ritter. Credit: Algonquin Young Readers

Rook, a Paranormal Must-Read

Maisie White February 15, 2024

What would you do if one day, you suddenly became the bridge between two worlds? One being your own, and the other filled with magical beings, and countless mysteries? Well, that’s what Abigail Rook...

A Look into 2024’s Promising Book Releases

Dominic Marroni February 13, 2024

Our new year is still young, with plenty of time to indulge in novels of adventure and drama. The most pressing question for most is simply: what to pick up next? Heartstopper is a graphic novel...

Here two popular books are shown, one a renowned classic and one a flash sensational fantasy. Credit: H. Ghani.

Hoover Vs. Hemingway: Is Book Genre Stigma Justified?

Hana Ghani December 5, 2023

Editor's note: this is an opinion piece With the rise of “Booktok” and popular romance and fantasy books such as the sensational It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover and A Court of Thorns and Roses...

Sari Woo (24) excitedly holds The Measure, unsuspecting of the great disappointment to come. Credit: S. Woo.

The Measure: A Must-Not Read

Grace Yao December 2, 2023

What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? This is the question that The Measure by Nikki Erlick (2022) tries to answer as it explores individual and societal responses through eight separate...

The copy of  It Ends With Us from the SKyline Library. Credit: Lia Chung.

The Controversy Around the New York Times Bestseller It Ends With Us

Lia Chung November 29, 2023

Colleen Hoover has become a nationwide best-selling author, rising to fame with her novel It Ends With Us (2016). This book follows the relationship of Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid, centering on issues...

One of Us is Lying is the prefect in between for many readers. Credit: Delacorte Press.

I’d be Lying if I said I didn’t enjoy One of Us is Lying

Julianna Bailey November 25, 2023

If Gossip Girl and The Breakfast Club had a baby with a murderous twist, it would be One of Us is Lying. The book’s anonymous gossip website mixed with an almost club-like murder hangout group makes...

Conrad Fisher and Belly Conklin sitting on a beach at Cousins. Credits: Prime Video.

The Summer I Turned Pretty: How the Summer I Turned Pretty Show Differs from the Novel

Olivia Watters November 15, 2023

Isabella (Belly) Conklin has been going to Cousins, a beach town in Massachusetts, every summer since she was a kid. With her older brother Steven and her mom Laurel, they stay with her Mom’s best friend,...

Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Credit: Murray Close.

Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes: Is It Worth the Read Before the Movie?

Hana Ghani November 15, 2023

“It’s not over until the Mockingjay sings.” These striking words with layers of complex meaning are uttered by Lucy Gray Baird, a main character in the book by Suzanne Collins and upcoming movie...

Over a decade on, John Greens best seller still does not disappoint. Credit: Penguin Publishing Group Cover, Rodrigo Corral

The Fault in Ours Stars is Not Just Another Sappy Love Story

Adira Maze November 13, 2023

The Fault in Our Stars (2012) takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of young adults in love under difficult circumstances. New York Times bestselling-author John Green draws...

Skylines Banned Book Shelf. Credit: Lia Chung.

Skyline Librarians Work Against Constant Book Bans

Lia Chung November 4, 2023

Book bans are increasing, mainly targeting public libraries. However, AAPS has not been affected as of yet. "We haven't had book challenges since I have worked here for seven years," says Skyline Librarian...

It Ends With Us cover. Credit: Simon and Schuster

Is It Ends With Us Worth The Hype?

Ryann Brooks June 7, 2023

“What would you do? If one of these days, this little girl looked up at you and she said, ‘Daddy? My boyfriend hit me.’ What would you say to her?”    It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover...

Screws, Nuts, & Bolts: Is It Worth It To Read Cinder?

Screws, Nuts, & Bolts: Is It Worth It To Read Cinder?

Ryann Brooks June 5, 2023

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, is about a cyborg girl named Cinder whose life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's where she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle and...

The Twisted Series by Ana Huang Credit: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing

Is It Worth Reading The Whole Series of Twisted?

Ryan Samuels June 5, 2023

“You don't have to work overtime to get people to love you. Love isn’t earned, it's given.”    The Twisted series of four books is honestly a lot. Each is slightly different. There are...

A view inside Dawn Treader Book Shop. Credit: Ashley Han

Books and Beaches: Your Guide to All Things Summer Reading!

Ashley Han June 5, 2023

With summer steadily approaching and the days ahead being booked for relaxing beach days, books might be the last thing occupying your mind. But whether you find yourself in the Maldives or Michigan, picnicking...

The Shining poster by Andrew Kitzmiller (under Creative Commons)

Do Adaptations Have to be Faithful to be Good

Conner McCallion May 12, 2023

Have you ever read a book or played a video game and then, when a movie adaptation finally comes out you see it and think to yourself: Why did they change all of that? But: does changing a lot necessarily...

Storm and Fury Cover by Zoie Reichert and Ryan Brooks

Stars Above: Is It Worth It to Read Storm & Fury ?

Zoie Reichert May 2, 2023

Storm and Fury by Jennifer Armentrout is a story about Trinity, an 18 year-old half-angel, as she tests the boundaries that surround her compound with her Protector Misha, a gargoyle. She learns about...

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Harry Potter to be Rebooted by HBO Max and Fans Aren’t Taking it Well

Cate Howard and Natalia Murrell May 2, 2023

When HBO Max decided to reboot the series into a show, you would think fans would be ecstatic, but that is not the case. Fans have loved the iconic Harry Potter series for years, with over 500 million...

Time Is Ticking To Read The Clockwork Angel

Time Is Ticking To Read The Clockwork Angel

Ryann Brooks, Journalist April 20, 2023

“Bloodthirsty beasts, never trust a duck.” - Will Herondale, discussing cannibal ducks.   Clockwork Angel is a Shadowhunters novel by Cassandra Clare about a girl, Tessa Gray, who crosses...

The Spanish Love Deception: A Must NOT Read.

The Spanish Love Deception: A Must NOT Read.

Ava Lindblade and Stephanie Chen April 5, 2023

Elena Armas’ The Spanish Love Deception is a romance novel that has grown very popular on social media.  People raved about the characters (especially the love interest Aaron Blackford) and said it...

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