Historical Fiction

The Paying Guests

I’m not sure where I got this book actually, but I do know that it has been on my shelf for years. And over that time, I have seen reviews for multiple of Waters’ books and it’s generally seemed that people enjoy her writing. But I don’t know, I was just never in the mood… Continue reading The Paying Guests

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Magical Realism · Young Adult

When the Moon Was Ours

I’ve wanted to read something by Anna-Marie McLemore for awhile now. I love magical realism and all her stories sound so wonderful. Over the years, the book I wanted to start with changed, but the wanting itself never did. And this Hispanic Heritage Month seemed like the perfect time to finally pick one up. Why… Continue reading When the Moon Was Ours

Contemporary Literature

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

This first novel by Ocean Vuong (who has previously published a collection of poetry that has been on my TBR for years) is the most recent book that I’ve seen sweeping the reading community. I’ve seen nothing but amazing reviews and recommendations and so I knew that, eventually, I’d want to read it. But I… Continue reading On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous