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Best LGBTQ+ romance books to read for Valentine’s Day

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter February 14, 2024

Along with being a film buff, I happen to be an avid reader. For Valentine’s Day, I also wanted to share some of my favorite romance books to read.  Here are some suggestions if you’re in the mood...

My Summer RomCom Book List

My Summer RomCom Book List

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter May 18, 2022

It’s that time of year again. Summer. Sun. Traveling. No school. Time for catching up on all of the great romance novels, and looking forward to the new ones. Who doesn’t love a book about a classic...

The Young Adult fantasy Cursebreaker series by Brigid Kemmerer

Grading Brigid Kemmerer’s amazing ‘Cursebreaker’ series

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter April 13, 2022

Books 40, 41 and 42 for the year are none other than Brigid Kemmerer’s legendary “Cursebreaker” series. The dark fantasy series will indeed continue as Kemmerer has announced the spin-off “Forging...

The Kiss Quotient is the first book in Helen Hoangs New Adult rom-com trilogy series.

My favorite books with autistic characters

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter April 6, 2022

As April is Autism Acceptance Month, I wanted to write about four of my favorite autistic characters in New Adult (NA) and Young Adult (YA) books that I’ve read. An interesting note: three of them are...

Professor Peter Markus speaking about his work and the love he has for his students at last Wednesdays faculty/alumni reading.

Creative Writing Program hosts Faculty Alum Reading

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter March 23, 2022

The 2022 Faculty Alum Reading took place at 5:00 p.m. in the Oakland Center on Wednesday, March 16. With a virtual and in-person hybrid format, two alumni and a faculty member from Oakland University’s...

Morgan Rhodes YA fantasty “Echoes and Empires” came out on Jan. 4.

‘Echoes and Empires’: new breakout YA series?

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 2, 2022

The year has started off with a bang in terms of great books. I’ve already read eleven books so far, and today, I want to review my standout read for January: “Echoes and Empires.” “Echoes and...

Author Brigid Kemmerer’s new young adult book Defy the Night was released on Sept. 14. The page-turner will surely have fantasy fans eager to read.

‘Defy the Night’: an iconic example of world-building

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter October 6, 2021

In a previous article “Fall 2021 Anticipated YA Book Releases,” I listed “Defy the Night” by young adult (YA) fantasy author Brigid Kemmerer as an anticipated September release. The book has been...

The cover of White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson. Young adult book fans are anticipating its release on September 14, 2021.

Fall 2021 Anticipated YA Book Releases

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter September 15, 2021

With summer coming to a close, many young adult (YA) book lovers anticipate the fall 2021 releases. Fantasy fans are looking forward to many books coming out in September and October. Here’s what fans...

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