Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Given my love of memoir, I knew that I had to find one for Read Harder's first task, a YA nonfiction book. It took a while to find a memoir that was YA, but it was a worthwhile effort. Chinese Cinderella is about a little girl who pretty much lived out Cinderella's story with a... Continue Reading →

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

Books like this are the entire reason I love the Read Harder Challenge. I picked this one up for task 20, a middle grade book that doesn't take place in the US or UK. This book takes place in Viet Nam. It's about a 12 year old Vietnamese American girl who goes back to Viet... Continue Reading →

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

An obvious choice that took me far too long to come to for Read Harder this year. Orange is the New Black was a great pick for a book written in prison.

Women Who Run with the Wolves Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Review: I really need to get better about reading the synopses of books before I pick them up. Then again, I'd probably miss out on so many great books that I just love the titles of. This is my last Read Harder book of the year, for task 20, a book with a cover you... Continue Reading →

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Review:   Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel is one of those rare YA books that is delightfully high school. The story is told from the first person POV of Leila so all the other characters only develop as far as her relationship with them does. And there is some development for most of... Continue Reading →

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