Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Retellings

Kaikeyi

I love a good retelling, so I'm here for the overall boom in feminist classic mythology retellings. The Witch's Heart and The Silence of the Girls are both great, and of course Circe is an all-time favorite of mine. So I was super excited to delve into this feminist retelling of a non-Western epic, the Ramayana. Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel “Before… Continue reading Kaikeyi

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Humor · Romance

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

This is one of those books where the title is the reason and that's all there is to it. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to read such a fabulously titled book, and in this monumentally horrific time to be a person with a uterus in the United States, this kind of whimsy was exactly… Continue reading The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

ARC · Fantasy · Historical Fiction

Ordinary Monsters

First, thanks to the publisher (Flatiron Books) for the eARC of this novel. I was quite excited about being asked to participate in a blog tour for a book that was being marketed as "A Dickensian X-Men.” I mean, if that's not my reading vibe, then idk what is? (I mean, it's lacking the Victorian aspect, but Vicious and Vengeful anyone?… Continue reading Ordinary Monsters

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

My 10th Aspen Words 2022 Longlist read done! And the one that was most intimidating, size-wise. I had actually bought this one for myself a while ago, I think before the longlist was even announced, actually. But I waited til I could get the audiobook from the library to go with it, because I knew I… Continue reading The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

ALC · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism · Mystery/Thriller

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

Choosing to read this one was a unique process for me. I had never heard of it, not seen any reviews of it, but had the option to get an ALC from Libro.fm a few months ago. The title caught my attention, so I decided to go for it. And for the first time in… Continue reading When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky