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The Young Adult reading section at a Target - colonized by Colleen Hoover. | Image Credits: Mirella C. (Westridge Spyglass)

Op-Ed: The young adult genre and its spice tolerance

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor February 7, 2024

In an age inundated with digital distractions and fleeting trends, reading has emerged once more as a refuge. This renaissance, which appears to have initiated during the pandemic, involved various global...

Our Missing Hearts is a dystopian novel that explores anti-Asian violence and discrimination.

‘Our Missing Hearts’: a dystopian novel’s reminder of our society’s shortcomings

By Natalia Nguyen, Copy Editor November 14, 2022

Heart-rendingly descriptive, Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts illustrates a dystopian society that is uncomfortably close to our own. The book is a deeply disturbing and cautionary tale warning readers...

Book Cover, The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

The Assignment is a book every teen should read, regardless of religion

By Hagar Cohen, Opinions Editor November 14, 2022

Major Spoiler Warning for The Assignment  “Would YOU speak up for what is right?” The question stands out, even in small font, on the front cover of The Assignment, written by Liza Wiemer.  The...

Catharsis and kimchi can be found for readers in Michelle Zauners book Crying in H-Mart

Crying in H Mart: tears with a side of ink

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor November 8, 2021

Crying in H Mart is ineffable. I have never read a book that has made me go from craving Korean food to catharsis-crying in just pages. Japanese Breakfast indie rockstar Michelle Zauner’s Crying in...

John Greens Anthropocene Reviewed is timely and relatable to adolescents amid the pandemic.

John Green’s first nonfiction book : The Athropocene Reviewed

By Abigail Nunez, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

  The Y.A author John Green’s new and first nonfiction book  The Anthropocene Reviewed was published on May 8, 2021. The book is a collection of personal essays that talk about...

Section in Barnes & Noble dedicated to popular books on BookTok

BookTok Books- From the gut-wrenching to the yawn-inducing predictable

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor June 1, 2021

After hours of scrolling through my TikTok "For You" page, I came across BookTok. I noticed there was a trend of books being recommended to read. This raised the question- Do BookTok books live up to their...

The Stand and other books on our reading list reflect the same devastation and glimmer of hope we are experiencing in this pandemic.

Our top book picks that reflect the doom, disaster, and hope of our time

By Nicole Rodil Suarez and Thomas Briones April 26, 2021

With quarantine, we have been left with a lot of spare time on our hands. What better way to spend that time than to read and get lost in the pages. Below we have our top eight picks for books to make...

In 2020 we find new meaning in Camus The Plague

In 2020 we find new meaning in Camus’ The Plague

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer October 12, 2020

Never has ‘La Peste’, or The Plague, as it has been translated in English, been more relevant. It’s now a classic commentary on the human condition, and its striking message of resistance only rings...

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