2019 releases · fantasy

The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang Review

If you are following me somewhere else on the internet, you know by know that I developed a serious obsession with R.F. Kuang's The Poppy War series and the obsession is here to stay. I absolutely adored the first book in the series, it is definitely one of my top reads of this year and… Continue reading The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang Review

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #10: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

This is my final read for the Women's Prize 2020 list! What an exciting journey it was! To be fair, I disliked the longlist A LOT (my average rating is sitting at a sad 2.85) but I still had a lot of fun reading these books and I am definitely gonna continue reading for the… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #10: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #8: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

"My body kept time and I watched it as if observing a strange life form." How We Disappeared was one of the books on the longlist I categorized as very low priority, because I am entirely not a historical fiction person, especially when the book is focused on World War II. I just have a… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #8: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #7: Girl by Edna O’Brien

Girl was one book on the list that I was a bit wary to get into. First of all, it follows the perspective of one of the schoolgirls that was kidnapped by Boko Haram, and that felt like a super heavy topic to deal with. However, that would not have been such a concern for… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #7: Girl by Edna O’Brien

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #6: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I've always wanted to read an Ann Patchett novel so I was excited to see a book by her on the list. However, when I saw that The Dutch House was a historical fiction (or it was set just post second World War) and my excitement dropped. Historicals almost never work for me, so I… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #6: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #5: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

A Thousand Ships was definitely one of the most exciting books from the Women's Prize longlist for me personally. I know that Circe and The Silence of the Girls were huge last year, so I can see why A Thousand Ships sailed a bit under the radar because it's once again, a feminist retelling of… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #5: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #3: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Is it possible that my Women's Prize longlist experience curse is broken? Stay tuned, but I did finally like a book after a rough 2-star start. Red at the Bone was one I was moderately interested in reading and a book I usually overlooked, but I am happy to report that it was really good.… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #3: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #1: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Who would have thought that I would actually stick with it and finish a book of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 longlist? Not me! But here we are. I decided to start my journey with Queenie, because it's one of the only ones on the longlist that I previously owned and that I was… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #1: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

2019 releases · non fiction

Review: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

I am a big fan of Machado's writing — her collection My Body and Other Parties is one of my favorite books, and definitely made me aware that I do enjoy short stories, especially when they are written by her. She is very experimental in her prose, while she never sacrifices the heart of the… Continue reading Review: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

2019 releases · fantasy

Review: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

I cannot believe that I actually finished a series I started while I was blogging. I haven't finished a lot of series ever since I started getting into blogging and the bookish community, but The Folk of the Air series is one that really gripped me from the first book. I always thought of my… Continue reading Review: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

2019 releases · non fiction

Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

I am gonna skip the apologies for being MIA. Firstly, I am going to be coming and going sporadically, mostly focusing on reviews, since this is the only kind of thing I have time for now. I hope that's okay. In the meantime, I have gotten... more adjusted to audiobooks (I still don't like them… Continue reading Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

2019 releases

Dreamers, Hunters and Too Many Emotions: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

I have been waiting for this book for three years. It's very surreal to be reviewing it right now, but it was even more surreal to read this. Scratch that, it was completely mesmerizing to hold this book, as an actual physical object because I have been waiting for it so long. If you have… Continue reading Dreamers, Hunters and Too Many Emotions: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater