2017 releases · YA

Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

A lot of conflicting feelings on this one.  I was super excited to read this. It was all over the Internet, people were going crazy about it, and I was SO ready for a diverse YA contemporary. And then I started reading and it all went downhill. And yes, I didn't miss the irony of… Continue reading Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

2017 releases · fiction

How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

A close-knit destitute Indian family suddenly comes into a lot of money. I saw this book over on Ariel Bissett's channel (I love her videos by the way, she has this awesome energy and talks about fantastic books in a fantastic way, so you should subscribe now) and it immediately peaked my interest so I instantly… Continue reading How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

2017 releases · romance

Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

About THE FOXE & THE HOUND When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much. It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious… Continue reading Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

2017 releases · fiction

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Sometimes, a book just clicks with you.  I got approved on Netgalley for this book long before it started getting so much buzz, before it's nomination for the BAILEYS Women's Prize for Fiction . However, it sat on my Kindle for a while, because I had a tone of other ARCs waiting. But I finally picked it… Continue reading Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

2017 releases · fiction

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

Let's preface this by saying that I don't really like Shakespeare.  Yes, sad to say it, but not a big fan of Shakespeare. What I mean by this is that I have never actually enjoyed any of his plays. Ever. I find the characters entirely flat and I have trouble rationalizing and justifying their actions.… Continue reading New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

2017 releases · fiction

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

I heard a lot about Claire Fuller's previous work, mainly Our Endless Numbered Days, so I had to check this one out as soon as I read the premise. This book is centered around a family and it explores the relationship between the husband and the wife of that family. The wife, Ingrid, is presumably dead,… Continue reading Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

2017 releases · short stories

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

A short story collection that focuses on unconventional female characters. I always have trouble with short story collections. I have enjoyed very few of them completely, and even when I do enjoy them, I can't really fully immerse myself in them. This one was no exception. These stories focus on "difficult" women. Women who are… Continue reading Difficult Women by Roxane Gay