Epic Fantasy that is FIERCE!!

I love me some Epic Fantasy. Like seriously. It was my first real love (of the books I myself have read). I think a few things that make Epic Fantasy really work for me are: the coming of age story with the cool mentor guy, and the hard-sodded life of a backward bumpkin molded into brilliance by using magical powers that […]

SO good yet SO bad

There are a few books I read concurrently that inspired me to start my website, cleanlit.com  These books are so awesome as far as plot goes but they have something in them that just completely turned me off so I couldn’t finish either the book or the series. This of course broke my heart. I am nothing […]

4 Zombie Stories That Don’t Bite

So I am not a huge zombie lover. I have a ‘if it doesn’t really freak me out then I will read it’ relationship with these books. They can be super fascinating and super scary. But here are a few that were tolerable. In fact I really loved THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. It […]

5 Romantic Teen Books That Are SOOO Good But A Little Too Naughty

  SO, uhm, these books are what I like to call Adult books about teens. Which is pretty self explanatory, right? Just in case… These book have WAY too much ADULT stuff to be appropriate for a teen audience but because the characters are teenagers they are considered YOUNG ADULT.  So where do we classify these stories? How do we […]

Sporty Girl + Hunky Boy = Cute YA Reads

So, I wish I could hit a ball or kick a ball or toss a ball… pretty much I wish I could control a ball instead of get hit in the head by them. If you’re like me the only way you will ever get anywhere near competency in a sport is to live vicariously […]

Love Them or Hate Them: Dragon Books

I don’t know about you, but I love a good Fantasy story. I am finding that as I get older I get a bit more picky about the type of  Fantasy I will read. One type of story I find myself UNinterested in; anything that involves dragons. I know many people find the mystical creature which […]

Four Books Your Middle Schooler Will Love

I know that once kids hit the middle school years, it can be a little tougher to find books that they love to read! I am hoping to come up with a few lists of books that will keep kids engaged and loving reading, because I love reading. Here is my first list of four […]