Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction · horror

Plain Bad Heroines

Despite seeing so many mixed reviews of this one, my “I’m looking for a spooky but not too scary October read” self decided it was a winner. Plus, thanks to’s ALC program, I had an audiobook of it on deck (convenient, since work this month has had me driving all over the state). Though… Continue reading Plain Bad Heroines

Magical Realism


Another shoutout to The Reading Women Challenge 2021 for the “rush” to pick up this one. The “South American Author in Translation” prompt had a few contenders for it on my TBR list, but the cover for this one was the tipping factor. Plus the base concept is one that I was really interested in,… Continue reading Eartheater

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

The title is what first caught my attention about this book. For real, what a great title! I feel like you can't tell me that you wouldn't at least be interested in reading a blurb to find out more about it. Which is exactly what happened to me. I held off for a minute after… Continue reading Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Contemporary Literature · Translations

The Housekeeper and the Professor

I've had this book on my shelf for years. A not insignificant number of years. And I don't know why, but every time I was looking for a new book to read, I'd pass it over. Maybe because it's just so small and I didn't notice it? Maybe because, despite everything good I'd heard about it, I… Continue reading The Housekeeper and the Professor