Mini review: Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe From Goodreads The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. … Continue reading Mini review: Empire of Pain

Second third reviews: 4+ stars

Happy Friday! Today is the second instalment of my thirdly reviews, where I'll be giving mini reviews of all the books I read in the last four months! Last week, I did all the books I rated 3 and 3.5 stars, and today are all the 4, 4.5 and 5 stars! Gender Queer by Maia … Continue reading Second third reviews: 4+ stars

A review of The Family Chao but also a discussion on representation

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I'm doing a review and discussion, based on The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang. I had a lot of feelings about this book, and also a lot of feelings about some reviews of this book, so my review turned into a combined review and discussion. I do want to get … Continue reading A review of The Family Chao but also a discussion on representation

A quick DNF review: A Ghost in the Throat

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa From Goodreads In this stunningly unusual prose debut, Doireann Ni Ghriofa sculpts essay and autofiction to explore inner life and the deep connection felt between two writers centuries apart. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, on discovering her husband has been murdered, drinks handfuls of his … Continue reading A quick DNF review: A Ghost in the Throat

A needlessly long review of a 3 star book: Honey Girl

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers From Goodreads With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that. This one … Continue reading A needlessly long review of a 3 star book: Honey Girl

Dual reviews: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls and Wink, Poppy, Midnight

Hello, friends! Today I'm doing a bit of a different review for me: I'm going to try to review both these books at the same time. I had almost identical thoughts on both The Gallery of Unfinished Girls and Wink, Poppy, Midnight, so I thought, rather than having near identical reviews, I would just review … Continue reading Dual reviews: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls and Wink, Poppy, Midnight