Novella Time! 5 Mini Reviews

Earlier this month I participated in a readathon with my Goodreads book club, The Procrastinators Book Club, in an attempt to read seven books in seven days. Spoiler alert: I did it! But not without reading some novellas, because I had several ARCs and a couple from the library that I wanted to read before … Continue reading Novella Time! 5 Mini Reviews

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: doxxing, racism and racial microaggressions, homophobia, threats of deportation, war Lily Hu, 17 years old and Chinese-American, knows she's different. That difference solidifies when she finds a book in a bodega about a woman loving another woman...it answers so many questions, but it … Continue reading Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Two Mini Reviews: Meet Cute Diary and Mare’s War

I'm scrambling to catch up on my reviews, so please anticipate several combined reviews on a theme. What's the theme here, you ask, besides books that start with M? Or that I gave them both four stars? Well, if you read my April Wrap-Up, you'll know that these two books are about summer vacation, albeit … Continue reading Two Mini Reviews: Meet Cute Diary and Mare’s War

Book Review: Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Hole. E. Fuck. I AM SHOOKETH. I AM SHAKETH. I AM VERKLEMPT. Okay, so the premise: a young socialite goes to a town in the mountains of Baja California to figure out what the hell is going on with her cousin, who married this white dude and then sent … Continue reading Book Review: Mexican Gothic

Book Review: The Silence of Bones

The Silence of Bones by June Hur 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;Ears, but I mustn't hear;Eyes, but I mustn't see. Sixteen year-old Seol has been indentured to the police bureau for one generation. She'll be 41 when she's finally released, and after a failed escape that leaves her branded, she's nearly … Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of Bones

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 January is a misfit in her own world. As a woman of color in White upper-class New England society, she's a curiosity, an oddity, meant to be admired for her uniqueness and then forgotten. Until she finds a book. A book about doors, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Book Review: The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Abuse, Assault, Attempted Rape, Prison, Incest Six very different women come together as librarians for the newly established WPA Pack Horse Librarian program, and find their lives changed in ways they couldn't even imagine. "Library just exists so people can try a bit of reading. … Continue reading Book Review: The Giver of Stars

Book Review: The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 By day, Jo is a maid to the spoiled daughter of the wealthiest man in Atlanta. By night, she's agony aunt Miss Sweetie—viciously spearing down racists, misogynists and white feminists with the power of her pen. This is probably one of my favorite books of 2019 (fuck I … Continue reading Book Review: The Downstairs Girl