“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels….

“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels.” 💙 • This definitely started out giving me John Green vibes but it ended up being more satisfying because for me, the characters of Violet and Finch felt a little more authentic to me- they had a little more dimension. … Read more

“Mom had made spaghetti and meat sauce- perhaps the least Persian food ever, tho…

“Mom had made spaghetti and meat sauce- perhaps the least Persian food ever, though she did add a bit of turmeric to the sauce , which gave it a slight orange cast to the oil in it.” 🧡 • One of the most underrated books in my opinion- why have I not seen this all … Read more

“I’ve got half a bag of salt and vinegar chips stuffed in the glove box.” • Su…

“I’ve got half a bag of salt and vinegar chips stuffed in the glove box.” ❤️ • Such a unique read – it alternates between Sadie’s POV and a podcast by a fictional host, West McCray. It’s a heartbreaking story and there’s a lot of intense content so please look for trigger warnings before picking … Read more

“I set out plates while Dad makes fried bologna sandwiches.” • Sweet YA romanc…

“I set out plates while Dad makes fried bologna sandwiches.” 💙 • Sweet YA romance with great representation and lots of important issues tackled in a fun and relatable way. I wish there were books like this when I was a teen! It was great to read this during election season here in the US. … Read more

“I love the school applesauce – extra cinnamony.” • Wow, this book blew me awa…

“I love the school applesauce – extra cinnamony.” ❤️ • Wow, this book blew me away. I loved Emoni, her abuela, her best friend and I was rooting for her the entire time. Emoni is a teen mom who is navigating motherhood while juggling school and her passion for cooking. I loved everything about this … Read more

“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to S…

“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to Sonic Drive-In, and we sucked down blue coconut slushes at an outdoor table.” 💙 • Read along with unabridgedpod last month for the and I loved that this was a YA book with great Native representation by an author. I also really liked … Read more

“‘Good morning, honey,’ Mom says, and tells me breakfast is a quarter of a water…

“‘Good morning, honey,’ Mom says, and tells me breakfast is a quarter of a watermelon that’s been sitting in a corner of our refrigerator for a week.” ❤️ • Read this one in February with unabridgedpod for the and we had a great discussion! This book really hit close to home, as we went through … Read more

“She sat her down on a small couch and gave her a Perrier, which gave Lolly hicc…

“She sat her down on a small couch and gave her a Perrier, which gave Lolly hiccups and made her start crying even harder.” 💙 • This month’s pick did not disappoint!! Loved this retelling of Anna Karenina! Let me first state that I have never read Anna Karenina so my review is just based … Read more