• Reviews

    Review: Nicola Yoon’s “The Sun is also a Star”

    Recently, Nicola Yoon reached popular renown through her first publication “Everything, Everything.” But her second book, “The Sun is also a Star,” carries themes that the first doesn’t touch. With “The Sun is also a Star,” Yoon turns the YA…

  • Quotes

    Quotes to Live By: Virginia Woolf

    Known as one of the greatest pioneers of modernist writing, Virginia Woolf expressed herself in ways that no others could. And today would have been her 136th birthday. Why not commemorate this classic author with some of her own words?…

  • List

    Five Books for Empowering Women

    So I might be a few days late to catching the Women’s March reunion, but I think you can never be late to supporting other women. In an effort to both show my support and to help my female followers…

  • Author Talk

    Author Talk with Tiffany McDaniel

    Reading Whale took some time to talk with author Tiffany McDaniel about her novel “The Summer that Melted Everything” and what life as a professional writer is like. A bit about the author and her novel: Tiffany McDaniel is an…

  • Reviews

    Review: John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down”

    John Green is back after a five-year hiatus from published works. His new novel “Turtles All the Way Down” is one you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to find out what Reading Whale thought of Green’s new book. It’s…

  • Soundtracks

    Soundtrack Suggestions: Pride and Prejudice

    What better to accompany your book than music? Whether to help you through a sad scene or encourage you when a character is finding her true self, music is a great partner for any book. So, why not make a…

  • List

    5 Hacks to Make You a Better Reader

    Whether you read a book a week or you only read when you have to write a English paper, everyone has moments when they struggle with actually wanting to read. Call it reader’s block if you will. I know I’ve…

  • Reviews

    Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

    For fans of YA and fantasy novels, this series might be the one for you to check out next. Written by Sarah J. Maas, the same mastermind behind the Throne of Glass series, A Court of Thorns and Roses is…

  • List

    5 Great Children’s Series

    I realize the title of this post might turn a few people off from reading it, but I wanted to write about five series that are great for any child, and even some adults. These are the books I read…

  • Reviews

    Review: All the Light We Cannot See

    Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” is amazing. You might have already guessed that from the little sticker on the cover that says “Winner of the Pulitzer Prize,” but I can truly tell you that this is a…