Magical Realism

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

This was just one of those books that I knew I wanted to read from the second I saw it. The title and cover drew me in, but the description sealed the deal. I am a huge sucker for magical realism and this story sounded literally perfect. Having just finished, I can confirm that I… Continue reading Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

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Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism

Freshwater

I was originally drawn to this book by the cover, which is gorgeous, and then by the description. I am always fascinated to read about beliefs that are different and foreign to my own, specifically in how they look/play out in real life. In addition, this sounded like a really fascinating personal exploration, a book… Continue reading Freshwater

Magical Realism · Young Adult

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

I saw this book in a photo on Bookstagram and, though I had never heard of it before, the title and cover just seriously called out to me. When I asked the person who posted the photo what they thought of the book (I wish I could remember who is was so I could give… Continue reading The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Feminist · Magical Realism · Short Stories

Her Body and Other Parties

I’m not always a short story person. I don’t read a lot of them, so when I do decide to pick up a book like this, you know there’s a good reason. In this case, a collection of stories billed as genre-defying representations of the female experience. Honestly, that’s an almost impossible description for me… Continue reading Her Body and Other Parties

Historical Fiction · Magical Realism · Mystery/Thriller

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

This one has been on my TBR for a while, over a year for sure, and I’m not sure what made me finally pick it up. I’m also not sure what I thought it was about when I added it to my TBR, because after starting to read it, I realized it was absolutely nothing… Continue reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street