Betwixt the Books Review: “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara

Possibly my favorite thing about this is that Michaela apologizes in the video for not getting the video up on the channel for like 3 months and now I’m posting this here months after that so like listen. We are sometimes overwhelmed by life. Anyways! Here’s us talking about what we think is one of the best true crime books in the ENTIRE GENRE!

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Review: Wildcard + Warcross by Marie Lu

If you don’t want to be spoiled for Warcross, never fear! If you don’t want to be spoiled for Wildcard, this may not be the place for you. Fair warning!

Anyways, when I first read Wildcard … I had thoughts. They were not all great. Then, I read Warcross. I FELT SO WRONG. So now I’m apologizing for my own assumptions. Watch to find out why!

Can You Love an Audiobook of a Book You Hate?

I just finished listening to The Doubt Factory by Paulo Bacigalupi and BOY do I have thoughts. I was love-love-loving the audiobook … until I tried to finish it reading the book itself and oh boy. Then I started realizing some serious flaws. How did I miss them? Let’s discuss.

Bibliomancy for Beginners s.6 e.2: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

For episode two of this new season, we’re keeping the OwnVoices theme with this one! I’ve wanted to read this since the second it came out, but grad school is hard guys. I figured it fit the theme perfectly and this way I’d make everyone read it! Great idea, past me.

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Review

One of the best books I’ve read for school this year so far. If you haven’t read this yet, you need to. This dual narrative about the white and African-American experience with police brutality is so right now and necessary.

Bibliomancy for Beginners s.6 e.1: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

It’s a new season of Bibliomancy for Beginners, and we’re starting with an arc of #ownvoices titles. This one is ownvoices for an asexual main character, and also sounded really interesting in plot. After reading it, one of those things is still true!