Blog Tours · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction · Translations

War and Me (+ Giveaway)

Until about two months ago, neither Faleeha Hassan nor this book were anywhere on my radar. But a representative of the publisher (Amazon Crossing) reached out and asked if I was interested in receiving a copy in exchange for participating in a Blog Tour. I've gotten pretty picky about which of these requests I say yes… Continue reading War and Me (+ Giveaway)

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

What My Bones Know

First off, this cover is damn gorgeous. Stunning. Second, though this hasn't *yet* taken the world by storm, it should...because it has gotten such comprehensively stellar reviews and after reading it myself, I find I can only add to that praise. Whether it actually is groundbreaking (which it does seem to be, based on the dearth of… Continue reading What My Bones Know

Contemporary Literature

The Reckless Oath We Made

My very first ever book that I posted a review of on this blog was Greenwood's novel All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. It was (is) a pretty controversial read, but it emotionally devastated me. And, as my first review, I really did not have the frame of reference or general practice in critically thinking about what… Continue reading The Reckless Oath We Made

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Humor · Romance

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

This is one of those books where the title is the reason and that's all there is to it. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to read such a fabulously titled book, and in this monumentally horrific time to be a person with a uterus in the United States, this kind of whimsy was exactly… Continue reading The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Mystery/Thriller · Nonfiction

The Spy and the Traitor

Friends, you may notice that this book is incredibly unlike anything I've read before. I mean I did read that spy novel that was one of Obama's fav's one year, American Spy, but mostly because Obama recommended it. (And really I don't see that many spy novels by Black women from major imprints..so I was all about supporting that).… Continue reading The Spy and the Traitor

Contemporary Literature · Retellings · Romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

One of my comfort genres is Jane Austen retellings (and movie rewatchings), especially Pride and Prejudice. I had seen mixed reviews for this one, so it wasn't at the very top of my TBR list, but I was recently feeling ready for a revisit to this story and decided to give it a try. Pride, Prejudice, and… Continue reading Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors