Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys–and happy September! Suddenly it’s felt like Boston realized fall is coming, and I feel like everything should be baking and books and coziness. (Okay, that’s how everything should be all the time.) Let’s get the long weekend started with a few fifteen-word-max book reviews!

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Absolutely loved this quiet look at grief and love and family and mistakes and hope.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
I adore Woodson’s writing, and this novel for adults is both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Should definitely be a movie, ala True Grit. I love a girl out for revenge.

Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys! I kept thinking yesterday was Friday, so I’m glad to finally be here. Let’s start the weekend off with a look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or under.

ReadingBrown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The kind of book that made me want a classroom to share it with.

Writing: “Literary conflicts are necessary to a narrative, but passion is what makes the struggles worthwhile.”
My latest post at the Ploughshares blog, about Parks and Rec and passion.