ARC · Contemporary Literature

My Name is Venus Black

I had never heard of this book before seeing it on NetGalley, but there was something about the cover design and title that really stuck out to me. I really don’t know what it was exactly. And the blurb sounded intriguing enough that I decided to go for it. THis s actually probably the first… Continue reading My Name is Venus Black

ARC · Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

Down and Across

A few things drew me to this book. One, the adorable crossword puzzle cover. Two, the recommendation by Adam Silvera (I just recently read my first book by him, More Happy Than Not, and, though it wasn’t necessarily my favorite book ever, I respect the writing and story-crafting, look forward to reading another, and generally… Continue reading Down and Across

ARC · Contemporary Literature

Everything Here is Beautiful

I generally dislike the idea of “women’s fiction” as a literary genre. I do not understand why literature written by or about “everyday men” is fiction, but anything by or about “everyday women” needs to be sub-categorized. But really, this, like any other story about men or women, is a story about life. And like… Continue reading Everything Here is Beautiful