Interesting works I read Fall 2015:

  • Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinine
  • Night at the Fiestas by Kristin Valdez Quade
  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Drown by Junot Diaz
  • Empress of the Splendid Season by Oscar Hijuelos
  • Daisy Miller and The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James
  • Miggles by Bret Harte

Independent reading that I somehow found time to read that semester as well:

  • Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh (which was amazing but frustrating because of Andromeda’s chastity rule ughhhh)
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer  
  • The Bourbon Kings by J.R Wards
  • Everything by Sarah J. Maas is pure gold
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (I loved how risky the book was! A world where Hitler is still alive, is completely terrifying and I cannot wait for the next book!)
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Magical and grotesque! Probably one of the best fantasy novels of the year)
  • The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (had me hooked from the first chapter and I am impatiently dying/waiting for the last book!)
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (A new perspective of the Grisha world that is enthralling, gritty, and real.)
  • I tried to read Reawakened by Colleen Houck but could only read half of it before wanting to throw my kindle 
  • Drown: A Twisted Take on the Classic Fairy Tale by Esther Dalseno Drown Review (Completely blown away by this book, please read my review)- The author even liked my review:D
  • The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip

and much, much more…..

Books to read:

  • The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  • The Egoist by George Merdith
  • White Teeth and On Beauty by  Zadie Smith

If anyone has any recommendations for me, I would totally appreciate it!


The new semester has finally begun! Even though I will be swamped with work, I still find time to read! (Spring 2016-Summer 2016)

Independent reading:

  • Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning (Truly disappointed by this book, I need more Dani/Jada and less of Mac!)
  • The Receiver of Many by Rachel Alexander (Completely blown away by this book. I’ve always been a fan of Greek Mythology, so this book did not disappoint. Whenever I am not being swamped by school work, I will post a review :))
  • The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare ( I had  to write an essay on the play and I choose to focus on how Shakespeare believes in loving marriages. If anybody wishes to discuss with this me or debate whether or not the play is misogynistic or not–I would love to talk about it :D)
  • The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare (I cannot get over the racism/ anti-semeticsm)
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Overall…ughhhh)
  • Lady Midnight by Casssandra Clare  (Another ughhhhhh)
  • Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn 
  • The Beast by J.R Ward 
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Rouhani Chokshim
  • Allegiance of Honors by Nalini Singh
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White 

Reading for my last Semester–Fall 2016

  • Bad Femininity by Roxanne Gay
  • Zami by Audre Lorde
  • Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle
  • The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fassler
  • The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke
  • Adam Bede by George Eliot
  • The London Merchant by George Lilli0
  • Arden of Faversham by Unknown
  • Body Outlaws by Ophira Edut