Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller · Speculative

Catherine House

My interest in the genre of dark academia, and in fact my knowledge of that as a sub-genre of its own in the first place, is totally due to @kiara.in.the.stacks. So, shout out to her! But for real, I am really feeling this dark academia vibe. I have read The Secret History, which was good… Continue reading Catherine House

ALC · Fantasy · Mystery/Thriller

The Only Good Indians

A few months ago, this novel blew up bookstagram - everyone was reading and reviewing it and, almost universally, seemed to be loving it. I am not really a horror person. In fact, I am the opposite of that. I'm a giant scaredy-cat and had trouble sleeping for weeks after watching The Ring in high school (and,… Continue reading The Only Good Indians

Magical Realism · Short Stories · Translations

Things We Lost in the Fire

This was my choice for the August Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge prompt: Women in Translation month. It was a great chance to both read something totally different and, in this case, to work on my side goal of reading more books by Latinx/Spanish-speaking authors. And this was such a good choice. Completely different… Continue reading Things We Lost in the Fire

Feminist · Magical Realism · Short Stories

Her Body and Other Parties

I’m not always a short story person. I don’t read a lot of them, so when I do decide to pick up a book like this, you know there’s a good reason. In this case, a collection of stories billed as genre-defying representations of the female experience. Honestly, that’s an almost impossible description for me… Continue reading Her Body and Other Parties