Reviews

Review: Crown of Coral and Pearl

By on June 14, 2019

I’m so excited to be sharing this review with you! I got the chance to review another book from NetGalley. In case you didn’t read my last post about NetGalley, it’s a website that gives readers an advance copy of a book in return for a review. Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford […]

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Review: The Rosie Effect

By on June 12, 2019

The review is here! I recently finished The Rosie Effect and it was everything I could have hoped for from a sequel. Not only were the characters as amazing as ever, but the plot was so good. I don’t know if I can say that it was even better than The Rosie Project, but it’s […]

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General

Meet the Bookstagrammer

By on June 10, 2019

This past Sunday, Reading Whale celebrated it’s two-year anniversary! I’m so excited about this because it coincided with me reaching 1,000 followers on Instagram. Over the past two years my bookstagram (book-Instagram for those of you who are new here or who don’t follow me) has become a place for me to get book recommendations, […]

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Author Talk

Guest Post: Can I start yet?! by Rina Z. Neiman

By on May 26, 2019

This week, Reading Whale is lucky enough to have a guest post from Rina Neiman, author of Born Under Fire. Her new historical fiction release required a lot of research to make the time and place of the story believable. Modern-day America isn’t exactly the same as WWII Israel, and authors want to be as […]

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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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Lists

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

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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Lists

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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