Book Review: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

For approximately two-thirds of The Other Black Girl, I felt like I was reading a smart, contemporary novel about young women in the workplace, modern publishing industries, and the issues that Black women deal with. Then, quite suddenly, the book turned into something far more nefarious and confusing. To the point that I had the… Continue reading Book Review: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

What I Read – November 2022

Read: Dandelion - Jamie Chai Yun Liew (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022) Good Inside - Dr. Becky Kennedy (Harper Wave, 2022) A Room Made of Leaves - Kate Grenville (Text Publishing Company, 2021) Away - Amy Bloom (High Bridge Audio, 2007) Trinity, Trinity, Trinity - Erika Kobayashi (Astra House, 2022) (translated from Japanese by Brian Bergstrom)… Continue reading What I Read – November 2022

Book Review: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Elizabeth Zott is a brilliant chemist. She should be excelling in her field, pursuing her research, widely respected by her colleagues. The problem is - Elizabeth is a woman in the early 1960s and at every turn she is hampered not exactly by her gender but by men who don't believe she can do more… Continue reading Book Review: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

(Audio) Book Review: Away by Amy Bloom

When Lillian Leyb's whole family is killed in a Russian pogrom - brutally slaughtered by their neighbours simply for being Jewish - she boards a ship to a new country and ends up in New York City, sharing a cramped apartment with a cousin and a rotating cast of other roommates. A job at a… Continue reading (Audio) Book Review: Away by Amy Bloom

(Audio) Book Review: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

A family is brought together to celebrate a wedding. Rafiq and Layla are celebrating the wedding of their firstborn, their daughter Hadia, who is marrying for love unlike their own arranged marriage. Rafiq and Layla met only a few times before their marriage, when Layla left her home and moved to the United States to… Continue reading (Audio) Book Review: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Book Review: Buck’s Pantry by Khristin Wierman

I received an Advance Readers e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Three women's paths cross one night at a convenience store in small-town Texas. Lianna is a New York businesswoman in town for an important meeting, who already hates the whole state even before she is… Continue reading Book Review: Buck’s Pantry by Khristin Wierman

Book Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is the second book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia that I've read (the first was Mexican Gothic) and so I feel comfortable saying that she has a knack for taking a familiar style of tale and adding her own flavour to it. In particular, a knack for telling a story from a Mexican perspective as both… Continue reading Book Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book Review: Chivalry by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran

Chivalry - Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran (Dark Horse Books, 2022) What if the Holy Grail ended up in thrift shop in a quiet town in England? What if a little old lady who frequented the shop found it and, liking it, brought it home? What if she liked the way it looked on the… Continue reading Book Review: Chivalry by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran

Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks - Leni Zumas (Little, Brown, and Co, 2018) Red Clocks is a book about women. The story loops through the lives of 5 women, 4 of whom live in the same Oregon fishing town and find themselves more connected than they might have initially thought. The 5th woman is a long-dead polar explorer,… Continue reading Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Book Review: Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

Hotel Magnifique - Emily J. Taylor (Razorbill, 2022) I am the aunt who gives my nieces and nephews books as gifts. I decided several years ago that books would be my go-to gifts for birthdays and ever since I've enjoyed finding and sharing books with my two nieces and three nephews. They are a variety… Continue reading Book Review: Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor