Contemporary Literature · Translations

Celestial Bodies

In my goal of working to read more diversely, I’m attempting to also diversify my diversity… That sounds confusing, but basically, I’m just trying to cast my reading net ever wider. So when I heard about this 2019 winner of the International Man Booker, the first novel translated from Arabic to win this prize, in… Continue reading Celestial Bodies

Fantasy · SciFi

The Deep

Just about two years ago I read Solomon’s debut novel, An Unkindness of Ghosts, and was so impressed with the world-building, the diversity of the characters, the writing…it was a fantastic debut. And it was before I really had any idea about Afrofuturism as a genre, so it felt truly groundbreaking to me. I am… Continue reading The Deep

Lists and Challenges · Non-Review Posts

Reading Women Challenge 2020

First of all, Happy New Year's Eve! New Year's is my favorite holiday for many reasons, but the feeling of starting fresh is definitely high on the list. I'm really excited for that this year, as 2019 was a tough one for us. Onwards and, hopefully, upwards - amirite?! Anyways, last year I created my… Continue reading Reading Women Challenge 2020

Lists and Challenges · Non-Review Posts

Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge 2019

Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge 2019 I have seen about 30 book challenges for the new year so far. A lot of them look really good (like The Reading Women Challenge). And I know I *should* participate in a couple of them (like Beat the Backlist, for example, which I did at least partially… Continue reading Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge 2019