About Ava


My favorite spot to read at school: the windowsill

Hi! I’m Ava, a teenage book reviewer. I was born in Los Angeles and recently moved from San Diego to New York. I would say you could find me in hip coffee shops and exotic locales writing and reading, but most likely, you can find me studying at boarding school. At school, you can find me writing for the newspaper, coxing for our rowing team, or attending forums and discussions on social justice. I also work with my school’s art museum to create student events, learn from local artists, and discover different aspects of museum management.

During the three months I’m not a school, I’m traveling, catching up on Game of Thrones, or interning at the Golden Notebook bookstore. You can find some of my short fiction in New Moon magazine and the Esopusupose, and book reviews in Chronogram magazine.

These things are all pretty cool, but this blog is about reading. I’ve been reading since I discovered books, and blogging for almost as long. On Book Reviews by Ava, I’ve chronicled every book I’ve read for the past nine years- everything from Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst to Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

About Book Reviews by Ava


At Yallwest 2016

Book Reviews by Ava was started in 2010 on Tumblr by an overly ambitious seven year old who talked way too much. My first reviews were for Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla, California, but soon after starting, I began transferring my thoughts to a digital format. When I started Book Reviews by Ava, I had no idea what I was getting in to. I knew I liked reading, and liked writing about books. The internet just seemed like the best place to share my thoughts. In 2018,  I began writing reviews for my school newspaper in addition to the reviews on my blog.

Now, in addition to reviews, I cover events, interview authors, and talk on Woodstock Writer’s Radio about books I love.

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