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

By on January 31, 2018

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 genre on its head; her two teenage characters deal with adult problems most can’t even […]

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Five Books for Empowering Women

By on January 22, 2018

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 realize their true potential, here are some of the best books empowering women written in […]

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Author Talk with Tiffany McDaniel

By on November 9, 2017

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 Ohio native whose writing is inspired by the rolling hills and buckeye woods of the […]

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

By on October 24, 2017

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 quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. Sixteen-year-old Aza never […]

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Soundtracks

Soundtrack Suggestions: Pride and Prejudice

By on August 8, 2017

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 soundtrack to the characters’ lives, something to add to the experience of the book? Without […]

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5 Hacks to Make You a Better Reader

By on August 1, 2017

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 struggled with it myself, so I decided to write about five hacks to help you […]

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

By on July 28, 2017

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 a great, fun, easy fantasy read. I flew through the first book in two days […]

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5 Great Children’s Series

By on July 21, 2017

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 when I was a child and I believe a lot of them are responsible for […]

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Review: All the Light We Cannot See

By on July 18, 2017

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 book everyone should read. Not only are the characters Doerr creates beautiful and wholesome, but […]

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Review: Daniel Keyes’ “Flowers for Algernon”

By on June 30, 2017

Daniel Keyes’ profound and moving work is one that a lot of people have to read sometime in school. Unfortunately, my school never assigned it. Instead one of my friends recommended I read it, and I couldn’t be more happy that I did. “Flowers for Algernon” is a book you can’t put down, and one […]

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