Category: Books

The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

“The Summer that Melted Everything” by Tiffany McDaniel
Publication date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 320
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Every so often, if you are lucky, you will be introduced to a book that will resonate with you like the timeless works of J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee and S.E. Hinton. The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel is a novel that should be assigned and studied in literature classes. Professors would praise it for its depth and sensitive subjects. Students would read it cover to cover and be forever changed by the story of Fielding Bliss and his friend Sal.

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

“The Darkest Dark” by Chris Hadfield
Publication date: September 10, 2016
Publisher: Tundra
Pages: 48
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Who hasn’t fallen in complete adoration of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield when he began sharing images and videos on social media from…space? He gained popularity in 2013 by taking pictures of Earth as seen from his space station and chronicling his journey during Expedition 35. Not only is he a respectable space hero, but he’s also a talented musician and author of three books. One of them is The Darkest Dark.

The Books of Oscars 2017

It’s Oscars Weekend! Whether you tune into this awards night religiously every year or simply see the highlights on the internet the next morning, it’s THE biggest event of the year in the movie industry. Other than seeing the A-listers, what they are wearing and of course, the opening monologue, what I’m usually most excited about is to see which movie adaptations of books made the cut.

For the 89th Academy Awards, 5 movies out of the 9 nominatees for Best Picture are adapted screenplays. You know what they say…never judge a book by its movie but sometimes, they actually get it right.

Gilmore Girls: The Reading List

gilmore_girls_netflix_posterIt’s unimaginable to think that it has been 16 years since we first fell in love with this TV mother/daughter coffee addict duo. 16 years! Needless to say when Netflix announced the revival of Gilmore Girls, the fans rejoiced. What will these two ladies be up to in this new mini-series?

I’m personally excited to see which books we will see Rory read. Throughout the 7 seasons of the original show, she read…a lot. I was able to find her complete reading list. Brace yourselves! It’s a long one. I can already cross off a few but I still have a long way to go to complete this reading challenge.

5 Upcoming Movies Based on a Novel

Every bibliophile knows that the book is always better than the movie adaptation when Hollywood tries to cash in on the success. But luckily sometimes, the producers and screenwriters get it just right.

With only four months left to this year, there are still some notable movies that were based on novels. Here are the top 5 movies that I’m ecstatic to see (and pray won’t become a disaster).