Mini Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

"In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood, like a hundred golden urns pouring out the sun."

July Blog Stats

My goal of balance and consistency for this month wasn’t accomplished, which I’m not thrilled about. I really want to be more diligent about posting in August. But because I did a lot of reading and engaging with other people’s content this month and because I’m learning how to write better posts, I still saw a steady increase in my numbers.

July Wrap Up

A round-up of this month’s reading and writing.

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

The novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz follows the adolescence of Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana, who meet as 15-year-olds in El Paso, Texas and become practically inseparable. When faced with puberty, family troubles, danger, and grief, can their peculiar friendship endure?

ARC Review: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Beth was a young woman fresh out of the foster system and determined to start a new life for herself. She had a new job, a new best friend, a new lover, and happily but unexpectedly, a new child. But that was all before the Bad Thing. The thing that landed her in prison and convinced her she's a '100% bad person'. The thing she keeps trying to run from.