Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Review: Honestly, I enjoyed a lot of this book but not everything. It makes a statement about what it means to emigrate to the US and elaborates on so many of the little things that aren’t always obvious. It shows the dream and a few ways that people try to make it a reality. It also doesn’t pull any punches. I know it’s part of … Continue reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

5 Cute Books with LGBT Romances

I’m not one for straight up romance stories, but I do love a little romance in any story. In my reading, I’ve come across a few adorable romances between LGBT characters and one not so adorable romance. Here they are: First Kisses and Other Misfortunes by Kimberly Karalius The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho Tell Me … Continue reading 5 Cute Books with LGBT Romances

Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

Review:  I read and reviewed the first book of this series last year, which is available here. I’ve also gone on, at length, about how much I adore Marissa Meyer and the world she created for this series and the Lunar Chronicles. Gone Rogue continues the story with Iko as the protagonist. As mentioned in the first volume, Iko is hunting down the wolf packs that … Continue reading Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

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

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

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

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

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Review:  I have to admit that I didn’t really get this one. I love Roy’s style and enjoyed the book, but I’m not entirely certain I understood it. I think it would make a great book club book for discussion and perspectives because there is so much to digest here. Maybe it’ll end up as one of those books that I only get in retrospect, … Continue reading The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy