2018 releases · fiction

The Troubles and the Troubles of Being a Young Woman: Milkman by Anna Burns

Back in 2015, I became obsessed with literary prizes, especially the Man Booker Prize. Now, 2015 was the only year I ACTUALLY read the books on the list, but despite that I have been following the prize ever since then and checking in to see the books listed and the books that won. Milkman is… Continue reading The Troubles and the Troubles of Being a Young Woman: Milkman by Anna Burns

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Dark Academia, Murder and a Modern Classic: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

If I had a penny for every time I was recommended The Secret History, I would... well, I wouldn't be rich but I could get myself a new hardcover book, which means I get recommended this book a lot. On top of that, a lot of people who I trust completely when it comes to… Continue reading Dark Academia, Murder and a Modern Classic: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

2019 releases · YA

Witchy Vibes, Family Secrets and My Eternal Frustration: The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos

Listen, I am so tired of books I like, but not love. It's stressing me out, and I just am in a desperate need for a 5 star read and a new book to love. Please. As per usual, I requested this book on Edelweiss because witchy families and beautiful covers make me weak. And… Continue reading Witchy Vibes, Family Secrets and My Eternal Frustration: The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

“The magic poured life into the images, showing his people swathed in bright colors, prospering and using magic freely.”  When I first saw this book on Edelweiss, I immediately knew I needed to read it. I mean, this is a Latinx inspired Fantasy (yay!) with a prince and a faceless thief (Arya Stark vibes???), which… Continue reading Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

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Haunting, Devastating and Really Beautiful: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

“Any woman knows that a thread, once woven, is fixed in place; the only way to smooth a mistake is to let it all unravel.”  It's no secret that I have a really hard time with Historical Fiction. I cannot really pinpoint exactly what doesn't work in it for me. I like slow, character-driven stories… Continue reading Haunting, Devastating and Really Beautiful: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

2019 releases · YA

The Art of Cooking and Coming of Age: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

As you're all very well aware, I am incapable of resisting a good cover. And if you look at the cover for With the Fire on High you can see one thing - IT IS STUNNING. And naturally, when I am doing my favorite thing ever (meaning perusing Edelweiss) and then see a cover like… Continue reading The Art of Cooking and Coming of Age: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo