Monthly Recaps Reviews

November in Review

May 27, 2021

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds — 5 stars
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff — 5 stars
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan — 4 stars
The Avant-Guards, Volume 3 by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes — 4 stars
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde — 5 stars

Long Way Down is such a stunning and haunting story. I listened to the audio (narrated by the author) while also flipping through the graphic novel adaptation, and I loved taking in the story through both formats. This book will stay in your mind for days!

I read Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares and then watched the show around the same time—both were really fun and hope a second season gets made following book 2! Check out my book vs. show review here.

Down to the Wire, the final volume of The Avant-Guards, was a fun ending to the series. I’m going to miss hanging out with this basketball team and wish there were more books!

The Brightsiders was so fun and captured my attention completely! This one had been in my tbr for a few years and I’m so glad I finally read it. You’ll want to read this book if you love rockstar romances, friends-to-lovers, music, found family, and LGBTQIAP+ rep!


  • Reply chelsea @ your bookish friend May 27, 2021 at 2:04 PM

    great post, so many really good books.

    • Reply Jordan June 7, 2021 at 9:33 AM

      Thank you! I enjoyed them all!

  • Reply Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction June 5, 2021 at 3:26 PM

    I’m assuming you meant to title this post “May in Review” right? Or is it an old post that accidentally got posted? I’m confused. LOL!

    I loved both versions of Long Way Down, though!

    • Reply Jordan June 7, 2021 at 9:32 AM

      No, it’s November 2020! I fell behind last year so I’m slowly posting those reviews 🙂

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