Contemporary Literature

Lost Children Archive

I have put off writing this review for like, two weeks now. I took so many notes while reading, and marked so many passages, but in the end, I’m really struggling with my overall thoughts and reactions. I don’t really know how I felt about this one, nor how to eloquently (or even roughly but… Continue reading Lost Children Archive

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

The Voting Booth

I’ve had Colbert’s novel Little and Lion on my TBR for years because I’ve heard only great things about it. I still haven’t managed to get to it yet, but when I saw this one as an option as an ALC from Libro.fm, I still knew I was going to pick it to read ASAP.… Continue reading The Voting Booth

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

The title of this book put it solidly on my radar as soon as I heard about it (I mean, it’s a fantastic freaking title…so much imagery just from that single phrase!). And once I read the description, the deal was sealed. I had hoped to get to it during #ReadCaribbean (as hosted by @bookofciz… Continue reading The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Contemporary Literature

All My Mother’s Lovers

I’m not sure what pulled me to this book. Perhaps the title? I think the idea of someone’s mother having lots of lovers was really fascinating to me, as generally once people become a mother, they sort of lose an individual personality and start to get characterized only in their relationship to someone else, their… Continue reading All My Mother’s Lovers

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

You Should See Me in a Crown

From the moment I’d heard about this book, I’d added it to my TBR. That title, that (adorable) cover, the short description I’d read about small town prom and a queer love story…it was all right up my alley for a light, YA read (which I generally sprinkle into my reading throughout the year for… Continue reading You Should See Me in a Crown

Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism · Short Stories

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

This collection has been on my radar for a while. With a title like that, it’s one that sticks out and sticks with you. But I am not often in the mood for story collections, so it stayed on the periphery for quite some time. However, I have to say, I think I am coming… Continue reading What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky