Feminist · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Girlhood

Alright so I haven't seen that many people read/review this one. But about a month ago when I was shelving at the library it sort of jumped out at me from the shelf and I decided to bring it home and give it a try. It took me awhile to start it, actually, and thankfully… Continue reading Girlhood

Historical Fiction

Things We Lost to the Water

So, last year I made a mini goal of reading the entire Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist. It was an awesome reading experience (I just love this prize) and I was hoping to make it a yearly thing. I'd only read one of the fifteen longlisters (The Final Revival of Opal & Nev) when it… Continue reading Things We Lost to the Water

Nonfiction

How the Word Is Passed

In this work of nonfiction, Smith presents a contemporary exploration of the history of slavery in America and the way it's inextricably intertwined with the formation not just of this country, but on an international historical scale as well. Combining investigative journalism, interviews/conversations, and personal stories/reflections, Smith guides the reader through the way this history… Continue reading How the Word Is Passed

Contemporary Literature · Graphic/Illustrated · Romance · Young Adult

Heartstopper: Volumes Two & Three

The library came through! Cause I wasn’t lying when I said that after reading the first Heartstopper a few weeks ago that I was not ready for the unexpected romantic cliffhanger and needed more immediately. Thankfully, I may not have been alone in my needs/requests, because the second and third volumes just got added to… Continue reading Heartstopper: Volumes Two & Three

Historical Fiction · Young Adult

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

I've been waiting on my audiobook hold for this one to come in at the library for a few weeks now. In a burst of near-perfect timing, I got the alert that it was ready to check out literally the morning after it won this year's National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Woohoo! Last… Continue reading Last Night at the Telegraph Club