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Women in STEM Books

Women in STEM Books

I saw a post on Book Riot celebrating Women’s History Month and mentioning some books about women in STEM. It inspired me to write my own post especially since last summer I wrote a short guest post about being a women in STEM myself. I even started a GoodReads list to get even more recommendations! For those of you who aren’t aware, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math (sometimes mechanical). Generally there’s way less women in these fields of work. That’s why you see programs trying to promote younger girls to get into these fields. Younger kids already […]

Posted March 19, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Conviction (Razia #3)

Book Review: Conviction (Razia #3)

This series just keeps getting better the more I read which was exactly the case with Conviction. As much as Razia drives me crazy, I also really love her. I love all the characters honestly. They all have such different personalities and they’re hilarious when they interact together. That’s probably my favourite part of the whole series. I like how there’s these little bits of humour even when we’re in the middle of a really intense scene. It makes the story a lot easier to read. Speaking of story, I especially liked the plot in this book. Razia starts slipping […]

Posted March 16, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Seven Days of You

Book Review: Seven Days of You

I’m disappointed. After reading the synopsis of Seven Days of You I was expecting a contemporary I’d at least like. I’m generally pretty picky with my contemporary books but this one sounded unique which is why I requested an ARC of it. My first and biggest problem I had with Seven Days of You is the setting. Seven Days of You takes place in Tokyo. I was expecting lots of vivid descriptions because how many YA books take place in Japan? I should have kept my expectation A LOT lower because it didn’t feel like we were in Japan at […]

Posted March 9, 2017 / Leave a comment

Cover Love: March 2017 Releases

Cover Love: March 2017 Releases

Cover Love in a new feature in 2017 here at Books for Thought. Being a graphic designer myself, covers are something I notice when I first see a book and a lot of the time I’ll read books based off of their covers. This feature is aimed to showcase those covers that caught my eye so that you too can share the love I have of these covers. If there’s any themes you’d like to see in the future let me know in the comments! Hello lovelies and welcome to Cover Love #5! Today I’m featuring pretty covers for books that […]

Posted March 8, 2017 / Leave a comment

Reading Guide: Intro to Mythology Books

Reading Guide: Intro to Mythology Books

Hey guys! Time for a fun post today! It’s fun for me anyways. I love sharing what kinds of books I read without just posting a bunch of reviews. Today I’m writing a guide of sorts to get you started into reading books of different genres. This will hopefully become a series of sorts that you can look forward to in the near future. This is my intro to mythology books. I want to make it clear before I show you this list of mythology books, these books are only BASED off mythology. That means that they don’t follow the myths […]

Posted March 5, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Alliances (Razia #2)

Book Review: Alliances (Razia #2)

Second books are often diagnosed with second book blues. For some reason they have a hard time living up to the expectations of the first book. I’m happy to report that Alliances did not fall victim of this horrible disease! I’m actually surprised at how much I loved this book. I’ve never been a big sci-fi person and bounty hunting has never interested me before. Somehow, in Alliances, it just all makes sense to me and I think it was a lot of fun to read about. In Alliances we get introduced to a new character, Lizbeth. I didn’t like […]

Posted March 2, 2017 / Leave a comment

Monthly Wrap Up: February 2017

Monthly Wrap Up: February 2017

February went by much quicker than January did but it was just as rough. Everyone had such high hopes for 2017 but so far it hasn’t been too great. My reading goals have been doing pretty good though which I’m impressed with since I’ve had a lot going on this month. Let’s all cross our fingers that March goes by much smoother. Here’s a wrap up of what went on last month: THREE EXCITING THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH I got  my two baby hedgehogs this month! Probably the one positive thing that happened. Check our their instagram (belle.et.bijou) for tons […]

Posted March 1, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

I had high expectations going into Daughter of the Pirate King and I hadn’t seen many advanced readers so there wasn’t many reviews I could read before starting it. I just thought that any book featuring an epic female pirate would have to be good, right? I wasn’t wrong. While some plot points were a little predictable, I found the whole story to be really interesting. Basically the whole plot is about Alosa being “kidnapped” when she really planned the whole thing so that she could look for this mysterious map piece. Most of Daughter of the Pirate King is […]

Posted February 27, 2017 / Leave a comment

Cover Trend Alert: Simply Black

Cover Trend Alert: Simply Black

Cover Trend Alert is a new feature hosted here at Books for Thought. It’s a monthly feature that discusses a young adult book cover trend (sometimes other age groups) we’ve being seeing within the last year or so. Each month there’s a new theme so make sure you come back to see what else has been trending! The trend this month is: simple black designs. I don’t think this is a trend that will go away any time soon but I’m sure it’ll die down a little because we saw a lot of it in 2016 and I’m only seeing a […]

Posted February 26, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This is an extremely difficult review to write because of all the hype surrounding this book and the sensitive topics. For the most part, I enjoyed The Hate U Give. There were things I liked and things I didn’t and there was still some problematic areas. I’m going to try my best to explain the jumble of thoughts swirling in my brain as I finished this book. These are all opinions though and I’ve focused on the book itself, not the issues surrounding it. I liked the ideas of The Hate U Give. I loved that it’s about the Black […]

Posted February 23, 2017 / Leave a comment