ALC · Contemporary Literature

Polar Vortex

I have only seen a couple reviews for this one on bookstagram (specifically from @dsweet_library and @di_good_books_dem), but both were so positive. This is a release that seems to have mostly gone under the radar. But I had my eye on it after the aforementioned reviews. When I got approved for the audiobook from NetGalley,… Continue reading Polar Vortex

Contemporary Literature

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

I have realized over the last few years that the fairly new Aspen Words Prize, focused exclusively on fiction with a social impact, is one of my favorite literary prizes. I am by no means an expert in literary prizes, but what I can say is that their long and short lists are wonderfully diverse… Continue reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo