fiction

Asperger’s, Cheating and a Lot of Vapidness: Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny

Another book about white men cheating.  I have no idea how I found out about this book and how I decided that I wanted to read it. It was a mix of it having Asperger's representation in it, and the fact that it explored the relationship between two people, which is always my favorite thing.… Continue reading Asperger’s, Cheating and a Lot of Vapidness: Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny

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2018 releases · fiction

The Unraveling of a Small Town: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

"They're adults now. For some girls that isn't something you choose. It's something that gets forced upon you." As you all know by now, Beartown was my favorite book last year (you can read my review HERE). I was and still am completely in love with it. So when I heard that there was a… Continue reading The Unraveling of a Small Town: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

2017 releases · fiction

The Original, the Brilliant and the Strange: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

So I can like a short story collection.  I've been meaning to pick this book up ever since it came out. But I don't get on really well with short story collections. I always find that I can never like a collection as a whole, only certain stories. And then I can never say that… Continue reading The Original, the Brilliant and the Strange: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

fiction

Russia, Dark Fairytales and a Heavy Atmosphere: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

“Wild birds die in cages.”  This book has been going around for a while. The Bear and the Nightingale is the first book in The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden. It's set in Russia, during the middle ages, and it follows a girl named Vasya, as her father remarries and brings a new wife to… Continue reading Russia, Dark Fairytales and a Heavy Atmosphere: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

2017 releases · fiction

Rape Culture, Sports and a Small Town Community: Beartown (The Scandal) by Fredrik Backman

Quite possibly my favorite book of the year.  I can't even tell you the how many times I've been recommended Backman's books. And especially this one. Beartown is one of the books I knew I was going to love way before I read it. However, this book deals with rape, and I kept putting it… Continue reading Rape Culture, Sports and a Small Town Community: Beartown (The Scandal) by Fredrik Backman

discussions · fiction · YA

Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

The age old question: YA or Adult Fiction? Recently, I came across something on Twitter and it got me thinking. There was someone (I really don't know who, and it's not really important) who said that they read YA for diversity and that adult fiction is only "white men cheating". So I'd like to put… Continue reading Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

2017 releases · fiction

Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Truly a book that hasn't been done before.  I find that I am rarely surprised and in awe of a book. Ever since my reading tastes have expanded and since I read so much more, I am rarely taken aback with what an author can do. It's difficult to find a voice that completely stands… Continue reading Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders