What I’ve Been Reading | April 2017

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Hello, everybody! Spring is in full swing, and there’s nothing I love more than enjoying a good book in the sunshine. This month I’m talking about a book that truly encapsulates spring for me: blooming gardens, sunshine, music, and of course–shameless romantic that I am–falling in love. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson took me on a whirlwind journey through grief, love, and growth this month and I couldn’t wait to share what I thought with you guys!

If there is one reason to read this book, for me it’s got to be Nelson’s writing style. She writes with such imagery the characters come right off the page, and she manages to blend poetry seamlessly into her prose. I honestly can’t wait to read her other work. The novel follows Lennie, a teenager who has just lost her older sister, and her journey to find who she is through her grief. She finds herself caught between Joe, who is new to her town and shares her passion for music, allowing her an escape from her grief, and Toby, her sister’s boyfriend, who helps her remember it. Nelson explores pain and how it controls the bereft, but more importantly, how to continue to live despite it.

Grab yourself a copy and let me know what you thought in the comments below! Happy reading!

xoxo,

❤ Taylor ❤