Graphic/Illustrated · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

[The Complete] Persepolis

This one had been on my TBR for quite a long time. And in order to make it happen, I went ahead and listed in as one of my Beat the Backlist reads for this year. Although the year is quickly drawing to a close (and I’m realizing how far behind I am on that… Continue reading [The Complete] Persepolis

Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism

Freshwater

I was originally drawn to this book by the cover, which is gorgeous, and then by the description. I am always fascinated to read about beliefs that are different and foreign to my own, specifically in how they look/play out in real life. In addition, this sounded like a really fascinating personal exploration, a book… Continue reading Freshwater

ARC · Contemporary Literature

Everything Here is Beautiful

I generally dislike the idea of “women’s fiction” as a literary genre. I do not understand why literature written by or about “everyday men” is fiction, but anything by or about “everyday women” needs to be sub-categorized. But really, this, like any other story about men or women, is a story about life. And like… Continue reading Everything Here is Beautiful