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Where to start with Marie Lu’s backlist

Teen reader Tracy Hwang describes how Marie Lu drew her into the wonderful world of YA, and shares advice on where to start reading with this brilliant author’s backlist.

The first time I picked up a Marie Lu book was more than three years ago. I was not yet an avid YA reader as I was barely a teenager myself, but finding the Legend series is w…

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Recommended music for summer road trips

Planning a long drive over the holidays? Here are 10 albums to listen to along the way. Soul of a Woman by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Influential rhythm and blue singer Sharon Jones died nearly a year ago, but it’s only now that we can we hear her final creation. Soul of a Woman captures a singer and a band at the peak of their power – tog…

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Eight gorgeous books to gift your crush

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

Now a highly acclaimed film, Call Me By Your Name is the story of a passionate romance between 17-year-old Elio and his father’s house guest, Oliver, during a restless summer on the Italian Riviera. This is a sensual, gripping and intensely intimate book that digs deep into the swell of emotions that come wi…

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