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
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
Happy Friday, friends! Every four months, I post mini reviews of the books I read in those months. I had quite a few from the past few months, so I decided to split it into two posts: one doing my 3 and 3.5 star reviews, and another doing my 4+ star reviews. Today is the … Continue reading Second third reviews: 3 and 3.5 stars
Well well well, if it isn't the end of another month. Books Read People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry: 4.5 starsHow High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu: 5 starsEvery Summer After by Carley Fortune: 3.5 stars I really enjoyed all of these books! How High We Go in the Dark … Continue reading August wrap-up!
Happy August, everyone! Every single month, I say "how is it already [month]", and every time it's true. Books Read City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert: 4 starsAnd I Do Not Forgive You by Amber Sparks: 3.5 starsYerba Buena by Nina Lacour: 4 starsTalking to Strangers by Marianne Boucher: 4 stars I read all four … Continue reading July wrap-up!
Hi friends, happy Friday! Today, I'm talking about some books I recently removed from my Goodreads TBR. Every so often, I like to go through some of the books I've had on my TBR for a while and make sure I'm still interested in them. A lot of the books I've had on my TBR … Continue reading Books I recently removed from my TBR
And I Do Not Forgive You by Amber Sparks From Goodreads Exciting fans of such writers as Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Carmen Maria Machado with prose that shimmers and stings, Amber Sparks holds a singular role in the canon of the weird. Now, she reaches new, uncanny heights with And I Do Not Forgive You. … Continue reading Book review: And I Do Not Forgive You
Happy July, everyone! I can't believe it's July already (I feel like I say the same sentiment every month, but it's true every month. Where does the time go). Books Read Olga Dies Dreaming Xóchitl González: 4 starsPerfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales: 4 starsDisfigured by Amanda Leduc: 4 starsThe Mad Women's Ball by Victoria … Continue reading June wrap-up!
Hi friends! I've made a couple blog posts in the past poking fun at book cover trends, and I thought I'd make another one! In other words, I'm lazy this week and just wanted to post about book covers. But I also think it's funny to look at trends, so that's what this post is. … Continue reading More original book covers
Happy pride, everyone! Today, I thought we'd do some queer recommendations. I'm always trying to read more books by queer and trans authors, and though I've done these types of posts before, I wanted to do an updated one! Since my last post, I've read quite a few books by queer authors and with queer … Continue reading Some pride recommendations
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
Happy June, everyone! May went by too quickly, and now it's the summer. Overall, it was a pretty great month so let's take a look at what happened! Books Read Looker by Laura Sims: 3 starsGender Queer by Maia Kobabe: 4 starsEmpire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe: 4.5 starsThe Family Chao by Lan Samantha … Continue reading May wrap-up!