January TBR

It’s time for an old Windy City Bookshelf classic: a belated TBR blog post! This month is already speeding away from me, and it won’t get any better when school starts up again next week. Here’s hoping I’ll find a good chunk of time to make it through my January TBR! I’ve already been quite…

2018 Wrap-Up: A Year in Bookish Review

What a year! Let me recap my life, because 2018 was a freaking whirlwind. The Good Things: I went to Seattle with my man and eight friends for a beautiful and amazing five-day trip. I went to Boston three times and NYC four times for work, and for once, I actually enjoyed New York City!…

December Wrap-Up

Just like that, the merriest of months has come to an end. Let us go gentle into that dark, damp night that is post-Christmas winter. December plodded along. I was actually fully in the Christmas spirit for once, even though we didn’t put a tree up until December 20th. Our household renovations are still underway,…


Is this an apocalypse book? A romance? A satire? A humorous criticism of millennial workplace culture? A diverse look as life as a modern Chinese immigrant? The answer: it is all of those things.


I took a lot of issues with the first 70% of Ghosted, but the final twisty act shattered me – and my issues – into a thousand awestruck pieces.

The Silence of the Girls

Between The Song of Achilles and The Silence of the Girls, can I just say that I am here for these Greek mythology retellings?

Black Mad Wheel

If you’re craving a spooky, original story chock full of suspense and sensory horror, Josh Malerman should be your go-to author by now.

Bookish Playlist: Shades of Magic

I am so excited to bring to you my Shades of Magic Bookish Playlist! I’ve had this up my sleeve since August, and I was so nervous-excited to publish it. The Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab was a crucial part of my reading list this year. When I picked up A Darker Shade…