Fantasy

The Empress of Salt and Fortune

So, after reading the Binti trilogy and The Haunting of Tram Car 015, I think I realized that, while novellas are maybe not a favorite genre of mine, I will honestly love a novella that Tor.com publishes. Plus, this one was a Hugo Award nominee for best novella this past year so, I figured it… Continue reading The Empress of Salt and Fortune

ARC · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

I try to be really careful about what I request from NetGalley. First, becasue it is so easy to overdo it and let that get out of control (on this front, I am only marginally successful, as I am fairly far behind on sending feedback there - I'm only human). Also, because those require reading on… Continue reading Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

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

Feminist · Speculative

Vox

There has definitely been a trend in recent literature for speculative stories about dystopian futures (especially in the US and especially for women). This isn’t really a surprise, I don’t think, considering some of the leadership we’re currently experiencing. And it definitely adds a realistically frightening edge to the speculative-ness of the stories. Obviously, Margaret… Continue reading Vox