Historical Fiction

The Shadow King

This book was neither on my radar nor my TBR until just a few weeks ago, when one of my fellow bookstagrammers, @beingabookwyrm, started the hashtag #READETHIOPIAN, to spread awareness of books by Ethiopian authors. And literally the day after I saw her post about this book, it was on the new book shelf as… Continue reading The Shadow King

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Retellings

The Silence of the Girls

This one has been on my TBR from the second I heard of it. I LOVE Greek mythology. I mean, I love any country’s/culture’s mythology, to be honest, but Greek is one of the classics (pun intended?). Anyways, I was super excited about this retelling of the Trojan War, and (let’s be honest cause he’s… Continue reading The Silence of the Girls

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

This is a backlist book that has been on my TBR for years. And every once in awhile I see it pop up on bookstagram as an old/undersold favorite of some of my fellow readers. So, when I made my Beat the Backlist choices for this past year, I figured it was time to get… Continue reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Contemporary Literature

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

This was the inaugural book for #readacrossinstagram, co-sponsored by @saltwaterreads, @litonhst, and @words.between.worlds. So essentially everyone who participates in any or all of those three bookstagram-based book clubs would be reading the same book, altogether, this month. First, what a heartwarming use of technology and digital (book-related) community! And second, what an amazing book choice… Continue reading Fruit of the Drunken Tree