Contemporary Literature · Retellings · Romance · Young Adult

Anna K

This new release was one of the books I managed to grab on my last giant library haul trip before they shut down to the public (so like, two weeks ago or so?). I, like many other readers, thought this (the shelter in place/coronavirus distancing situation) was going to be a great time to read… Continue reading Anna K

Contemporary Literature

Girl, Woman, Other

I had never heard of Bernardine Evaristo before this novel won the Booker Prize this past year (and yes, I am going to choose to believe that she won it singularly, for many reasons…agree or disagree, that’s my stance). In any case, I knew that I wanted to support Evaristo, so I went ahead and… Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other

Historical Fiction · Mystery/Thriller

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

As I was looking for a book that would fit The Reading Women Challenge 2020 prompt #1, an author from Caribbean or India, I remembered this novel that a few of the Caribbean-based bookstagrammers I follow (particularly Cindy at @bookofcinz) had talked about last year when it came out. It sounded pretty interesting and really… Continue reading The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

So obviously the first thing that drew me to this book was the title. It’s awesome! Plus, I was born in January and it turns out that means I have a soft spot for that name/month (who knew?). But then the cover is also gorgeous and the description sounded great too. Ever since getting really… Continue reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January