Gutter Child by Jael Richardson From Goodreads Set in an imagined world in which the most vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society, Gutter Child uncovers a nation divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. As part of a social experiment led by the Mainland government, Elimina Dubois … Continue reading Mini review: Gutter Child
Hello, friends! A few years ago now, I did a TBR round-up where I looked at all my old TBRs and whether I had read the books on those lists on not. I thought it would be fun to do an updated one as it's been FOUR YEARS!! since the last one (how has it … Continue reading TBR Round-up 2
Happy Friday, friends! Today I'm talking about my favourite and least favourite books of 2022! I decided to put them all in one post because I didn't have that many least favourites/disappointments, and I have very little to say about my favourites beyond "I loved this." I've also combined my least favourite and disappointments because … Continue reading Favourites and disappointments of 2022
Hello, friends! Today is one of my favourite posts, my 2022 reading wrap-up! I love statistics and numbers and categorizing things, and this post is just an excuse to do that. According to Goodreads, I read 35 books and 10,502 pages, which I think is pretty good! My goal was 35, so I'm glad I … Continue reading 2022 reading wrap-up
Happy January, y'all! I cannot believe it's 2023. Literally where does the time go. Anyway, I'm excited for January because I love wrap-up posts and I have some planned for January! I was looking through my old blog posts, and I used to really love blogging AND I was honestly pretty good at it. I … Continue reading December wrap-up!
Hello, friends and foe! I hope your December has been great and you have exciting plans for New Years Eve. Every four months, I do a round-up of mini reviews of the books I've read during those four months, to force me to write reviews of those books. I know I'm posting this a couple … Continue reading Last third reviews
Happy Thursday, friends! And happy holidays! Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, or just a winter (or summer) break, I hope you're having a great holiday season. Today, I wanted to do a kind of personal post. I lost my mom in March 2020, which was obviously a massive loss in my life. One of the biggest … Continue reading Books I would get my mom for Christmas
Happy December, friends! I cannot believe it's already the last month of 2022, literally when did that happen. Books Read Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion: 3 stars Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley: 5 stars Only two this month! Overall, I thought the Didion was just okay, but I … Continue reading November wrap-up!
Happy November friends! I went from remembering how to read in September to promptly forgetting in October. Books Read How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa: 4.5 stars Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro: 5 stars Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker: 4 stars This month was … Continue reading October wrap-up!
How to Pronounce Knife: Stories by Souvankham Thammavongsa From Goodreads In the title story of Souvankham Thammavongsa's debut collection, a young girl brings a book home from school and asks her father to help her pronounce a tricky word, a simple exchange with unforgettable consequences. Thammavongsa is a master at homing in on moments like this … Continue reading Book review: How to Pronounce Knife
Hi friends, happy Friday! November is Nonfiction November, hosted by Olive at A Book Olive on YouTube, and I was thinking of kind of half participating. I've been in a bit of a reading slump the past few months, but I've also been on the up. And I think having a loose plan of books … Continue reading Nonfiction books I want to read ASAP
Happy October, friends! I can't believe I just wrote that, time flies when all the days feel the same. Books Read The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun: 3.5 stars Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li: 4 stars Luster by Raven Leilani: 3.5 stars Gutter Child by Jael Richardson: 3.5 stars Disappearing Earth by … Continue reading September wrap-up!