What I’ve Been Reading | March 2017

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Hello, everybody! Today, I’m talking about my favorite book this month: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider. If you haven’t read her first book, The Beginning of Everything, go pick that one up too, because it also great. Schneider, who happens to be a bioethicist, really brings something different to each of her books: the medical narrative.

In Extraordinary Means, we follow Lane and Sadie during their time in a tuberculosis sanatorium. No, this novel is not set in 1850. Schneider dreams up a world in which a new, drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis is sweeping the United States, creating the need to reopen housing for the sick. It is Lane and Sadie’s love story, but it’s also so much more. Schneider gives her reader’s an in-depth experience of what it’s like to be lock away from the world all whilst battling all the normal nightmares of coming of age. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t put this book down. It’s a must read in my opinion. Go grab a copy for yourself!

What have you been reading this month? Leave your recommendations for me in the comments below so I can check them out for myself! Happy reading!

xoxo,

❤ Taylor ❤

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What I’ve Been Reading | February 2017

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Hello, everybody!

For this month’s book, I thought it would be rather appropriate to choose a book about fate, and of course, love. This, however, is not your typical love story. I absolutely LOVE Nicola Yoon’s books–she is such a talented writer and she puts so much research into each of her books–and The Sun is Also a Star is no exception.

The book follows two characters–Daniel, the son of Korean immigrants and Natasha, whose family has immigrated from Jamaica to the US. The two meet in New York City and spend one day together. Daniel is a poet, and Natasha dreams of being a scientist, and each have their own ideas about love.

I honestly could not put this book down. Yoon draws you in from the first page, and leaves you thinking about the characters long after you close the book. It’s a love story, yes, but also a story about chance and how science plays a part in fate. Go grab a copy and share what you thought in the comments! Happy reading, everyone!

What books are you reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

❤ Taylor ❤

What I’ve Been Reading | January 2017

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Hello, everybody!

January is all about starting fresh–starting a new journey, if you will. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate book to kick off 2017 than David Arnold’s Mosquitoland. The book follows Mim, a teenager dealing with mental health issues, on a journey from Mississippi to Ohio to find her mother. The majority of the story takes place on a Greyhound bus, as Mim travels from city to city, attempting to work out how her family has fallen apart, and what part that has played in regard to her mental health.

While this book is in the young adult genre, it really is a book for everyone. Arnold really does an amazing job of digging into the darkest corners of Mim’s mind and poses the question–what is normal?  Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy–then let me know what you thought in the comments. Happy reading, everyone!

What books are you reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

❤ Taylor ❤