Contemporary Literature · Romance

Honey Girl

Well, if the simply stunning cover doesn’t make you want to pick this one up and see what it’s all about, I don’t know what to tell you, because damn *heart eyes.* But then there’s the premise: a recently graduated PhD in astronomy goes on a girls trip to Vegas to celebrate and gets married… Continue reading Honey Girl

Contemporary Literature

Fiebre Tropical

My 12th Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 longlist read. This is one I had definitely planned to read, regardless of prize listings. The second I heard that it was written in Spanglish I was IN. So unique and so wonderfully about time (as in, hopefully soon, it won’t be that unique anymore). And I’m not… Continue reading Fiebre Tropical

Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

I first, and really only, saw this one posted about by @readingismagical on bookstagram. And there was something about the vibe of the title/cover/blurb, plus her super positive review, that made me feel like I was going to like it. Additionally, I don't think I've ever read anything by a native Hawaiian before. And now that… Continue reading Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

You Should See Me in a Crown

From the moment I’d heard about this book, I’d added it to my TBR. That title, that (adorable) cover, the short description I’d read about small town prom and a queer love story…it was all right up my alley for a light, YA read (which I generally sprinkle into my reading throughout the year for… Continue reading You Should See Me in a Crown

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

I am not sure where I first heard about this memoir, but the title, and knowing that it was written by a queer woman, had me adding it to my TBR without knowing much more. Then I actually bought it for myself in my Holiday “gift to myself” book haul in January. As I was… Continue reading Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls