Hi friends and fellow book lovers! July is over, August is upon us, and I am once again asking where the weeks have gone. Books Read Big Water by Andrea Curtis: 3.5 starsThe Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates: 3 starsThe Stone Collection by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm: 3.5 starsCatch and Kill by Ronan Farrow: 5 starsKindred by … Continue reading July wrap-up!
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle From Goodreads One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, … Continue reading Mini review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found
Hi friends and fellow book lovers! I cannot believe June is over! Where is the time going!!!!! Books Read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay: 4.5 stars, rounded to fourSpellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle: 4 starsSo You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo: 5 starsThe Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: 2.5 … Continue reading June wrap-up!
Untamed by Glennon Doyle From Goodreads Four years ago, Glennon Doyle—bestselling Oprah-endorsed author, renowned activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three—was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came … Continue reading Book review: Untamed
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena From Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don't want … Continue reading Book review: A Girl Like That
Hi friends and fellow book lovers! May is over in the blink of an eye, which means it's time for another wrap-up! Usually, I start these wrap-ups off with the books I've read, and I keep commentary to the end of the post. But it seemed disingenuous to put this at the end, so it's … Continue reading May wrap-up!
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell From Goodreads 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual … Continue reading Book review: My Dark Vanessa
The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz From Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps … Continue reading My first one star review: The Midnight Dance
Hello, everyone! Because I suck at reviewing, have barely written a full review in what feels like months, and have a backlog of reviews dozens of books long, I thought I’d start doing periodic mini reviews of the books I have yet to review. If, while writing these reviews, I have a lot to say, … Continue reading First third mini reviews
Hi, friends and fellow book lovers. I never wrote a March wrap-up because I took a mini, unannounced hiatus at the end of March. Some things happened near the end of March, and it seemed weird to discuss them at that time, so I figured I'd put my March and April wrap-ups together. I'll get … Continue reading March + April wrap-up!
Hello everyone, I hope all is well! Today I'm reviewing three non-fiction books I read recently: Hunger by Roxane Gay, Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer, and Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. Hunger: a memoir of (my) body by Roxane Gay: 5 stars I cannot say enough good things about this book. I … Continue reading Three non-fiction mini reviews
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates From Goodreads For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this … Continue reading Book review: The Moment of Lift