Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Humor · Retellings · Young Adult

My Plain Jane

I read the first of the novels by “The Lady Janies,” My Lady Jane, a few years ago on a snow day. It was a “retelling” of Lady Jane Grey, the queen for nine days of famous British historic lore, full of magic and shape-shifting and humor gave this tragic story a fun twist and… Continue reading My Plain Jane

Historical Fiction · Mystery/Thriller

Where the Crawdads Sing

Well, I finally did it. I read this book. I have been so hesitant because the hype for this one is legitimately beyond real and I just figured there’s no way it stands up. Plus, I can’t lie, without the hype, it’s not one that I would for sure pick up just after reading the… Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing

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

Contemporary Literature

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

The first thing that caught my eye about this novel was the title…because obviously. Haha. Then, after reading the description and realizing the title is literally what the book is about, I was really just beyond intrigued. Since I first saw it, the book has gotten much more popular, especially after it was chosen by… Continue reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows