Historical Fiction

The Shadow King

This book was neither on my radar nor my TBR until just a few weeks ago, when one of my fellow bookstagrammers, @beingabookwyrm, started the hashtag #READETHIOPIAN, to spread awareness of books by Ethiopian authors. And literally the day after I saw her post about this book, it was on the new book shelf as… Continue reading The Shadow King

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

I was intrigued by the title of this book before I even knew what it was about. I wanted to know who the girl who smiled beads was and what it even meant to smile beads. After reading the description, I realized it was completely different than what I was expecting (though I am not… Continue reading The Girl Who Smiled Beads