The Power by Naomi Alderman

Review: There is just so much to love about this book. First of all, let me note that I am not one for the reversal of power in the world and that a reversal of power is not the feminist end game. However, The Power does perfectly show everything that continues to be wrong with this world as it reverses the power dynamic at play in the … Continue reading The Power by Naomi Alderman

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

Review: I have to admit that it was the title that got me to read this book. I had to know who “us” turned out to be. Finding out that it was based on lyrics about the leader of North Korea was disturbing. Without him, there is no North Korea. It’s strange to think about too, because the book is written during the time of … Continue reading Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

Review:   I forgot how much I love Catherynne Valente’s style. I get that I could have chosen a book that was a little more in the spirit of the Read Harder task #7 but this was irresistible. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before that I have a weakness for fairy tale retellings. I’ll pretty much read any retelling in almost any form. I had loved … Continue reading Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

10 Memoirs of successful women

I’m just kidding, these are not memoirs of women who have been successful in the traditional sense of attaining the goals they set for themselves. These are memoirs of women who tried a little of this and a little of that, failed some, succeeded some, and one way or another achieved the impossible or found their dream. Some are women who had a ton and … Continue reading 10 Memoirs of successful women

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Review: Dorothy Must Die was just what I needed. My reviews don’t come out in exactly the same order as my reading and I had just gone through some pretty heavy material and needed the break. This was everything I hoped it would be. I’m a sucker for revisiting a world I know and I do love new interpretations of those worlds and enjoy what … Continue reading Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Memoir Monday: Celebrating 3 Heritage Months

I hope I’m not the only one who enjoys celebrating heritage months! I’ve been working up my memoirs to have a few books to recommend each heritage month but this seems to be the first year when I’m not just filled with TBRs. It’s pretty exciting! May is a bit of a packed month for heritages my current plan is to showcase a few memoirs … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Celebrating 3 Heritage Months

Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck

Review:  This is my first Pearl Buck novel, but certainly won’t be my last. She is one of the Nobel laureates in literature and this title was irresistible. I had originally planned to read The Good Earth because it would also fit into this year’s Read Harder challenge since it was a part Oprah’s Book Club but, again, this title was irresistible. Fortunately, When I started … Continue reading Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck