2020 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #4: Actress by Anne Enright

Actress was one of the books of the list that I was the least interested to read, simply because it's not my kind of book - it's both focused on a celebrity AND a historical fiction, which are two of my most disliked things to read about. But I started it and was really enjoying… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #4: Actress by Anne Enright

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

2020 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #2: Weather by Jenny Offill

We continue on with our Women's Prize journey with another book I wanted to love so desperately but did not - Weather by Jenny Offill. I was actually really looking forward to this one for a while. I've wanted to read Jenny Offill for ages and Weather sounded like something I would enjoy. This is… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #2: Weather by Jenny Offill

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

2020 releases

Review: Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura

I am a huge fan of figure skating, so when I saw a new upcoming YA — Every Reason We Shouldn't — I immediately had to request it. It sounded amazing — it focused on Olivia,  a biracial teen who is a figure skating medalist and Jonah, the new guy, who is also a biracial… Continue reading Review: Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura

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