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Classics, including the five pictured here, have divided readers for decades.

Let’s Talk About The Classics

Maya H. November 20, 2023

Creased spines. A scent somewhere between mildew and vanilla. Dimensions that never quite align with the rest of the inventory on your bookshelf. You’ve arrived at the classics section. Far more partial...

Book Review: The Ever Controversial Lolita

Book Review: The Ever Controversial Lolita

Kana D., Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2023

Disclaimer: The following is an Opinion Piece from The Echo's Editorial Section. An opinion piece is one in which a writer expresses a firmly developed opinion that is supported by study, reasoning, and...

Fun Valentines Reads

Fun Valentine’s Reads

Hana H., Podcaster February 19, 2023

Valentine’s Day is approaching! Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular and commercialized holidays in the world. But, not everyone likes love or romance. So,...

Goodreads: Dont Knock it Til Youve Tried It

Goodreads: Don’t Knock it ‘Til You’ve Tried It

Quincy R., Executive Editor January 25, 2023

Books have always been a foolproof method for leaving your own reality behind and entering a new one, far away from life’s daily stressors and challenges. So, if books generally serve as the ultimate...

Apple Cider and Alibis: the Best Murder Mysteries to Read this Winter

Apple Cider and Alibis: the Best Murder Mysteries to Read this Winter

Maya H. and Quincy R. December 12, 2022

Blood stains. Books. Winter Break. Name a more perfect combination. If you’re in need of some bloodcurdling entertainment this holiday season, the following books are sure to send a non-weather-related...


Queer Summer Reads for Pride Month

Chloe E. June 5, 2022

Happy Pride Month! Here’s a curated list of diverse LGBTQIA+ books to read as you enjoy your summer vacation! “Heartstopper - vol 1” by Alice Oseman Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay...

12 YA Murder Mystery Novels You Need to Read

12 YA Murder Mystery Novels You Need to Read

Anika S. June 5, 2022

Reading is one of my favorite things to do, but I especially love to read mystery novels. These are my top 12 favorite murder mysteries that I recommend to you! I have read all of these books, some of...

“The Shining Girls”: A Review Except I Actually Read The Book

Julia R., Editor, Movies/Television June 5, 2022

*WARNING: This article contains spoilers for not only the book “The Shining Girls”, but also the show. It also contains my personal opinions about both of them and my, apparently, extreme criticisms.* About...

Our Favorite Books Perfect for Spring Break

Our Favorite Books Perfect for Spring Break

Maya H., Quincy R., and Kyla P. April 5, 2022

As we approach Spring Break, you may have some time on your hands to pick up an intriguing book, whether it be while sitting on the couch or sunbathing on the beach. Here are four book recommendations...

The Ides of March: a beginner’s guide to Shakespeare

Petra L., Co-Copy Editor March 18, 2022

This month marks the anniversary of the ides of March - or March 15 - a day when Roman dictator Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his senators. The story of Caesar’s assassination has been told many...

8 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022

8 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022

Chloe E., Editor, Books March 2, 2022

Reading is a gift and an outlet for people to learn new things and to get pleasure from. Reading takes you into new worlds in someone else's shoes. You get to see the characters thrive and struggle. You...

Does #BookTok Increase Reading Time?

Does #BookTok Increase Reading Time?

Julia R., Editor, Movies/Television February 4, 2022

If you're like me and have found yourself using your few free moments of consciousness on TikTok, you probably already know of #BookTok. But, if you have stayed away from these compilations of book quotes...

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