September & October Wrap Up

September A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf - 3 stars I reread this for my Feminist Theory course, and it actually went down a star for me. It's an important piece of women's literature, but Woolf's blatant classism put me off. Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines edited by Alexis Gumbs, China… Continue reading September & October Wrap Up

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book was released today, November 2 2021! In Skin of the Sea, Bowen takes "The Little Mermaid" and weaves it together with West African folklore to create this stunning tale of Simidele, a Mami Wata tasked with collecting the souls… Continue reading Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

A Season in Middlemarch, The End

Book VI: The Widow and the Wife, Book VII: Two Temptations, Book VIII: Sunset and Sunrise, and Finale Well, I've finally finished. Not on schedule, mind you. But it's done, and that's all that matters. I did heavily skim large portions because there were just plots that I didn't care about. Really, I wanted to… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, The End

My Top 6 Spooky Books

It's been a long time since I did a top 6 list, and with Halloween just around the corner, what better topic than spooky books? This list is organized slightly different from my others. While they are usually ordered sixth favorite to most favorite, this one is organized by spookiness (in my completely subjective opinion,… Continue reading My Top 6 Spooky Books

September OwlCrate Unboxing: Haunted Hearts

After the success of the August OwlCrate box, I decided to order the September one. The theme sounded great, and I loved the artwork on the September spoiler card from the last box. This wasn't as big a hit as August's. I am excited to read this month's book (and it is gorgeous), and there… Continue reading September OwlCrate Unboxing: Haunted Hearts

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

My Rating: 2 Stars Many thanks to Nightfire, Macmillan Publishing, and NetGalley for ARC. This book comes out today, October 19 2021. Whoever designed this cover nailed it just as much as Khaw nails the terrifying atmosphere in this novella. Nothing But Blackened Teeth presents us with a group of five friends gathering in a… Continue reading Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the ARC! This book comes out today, October 5th 2021! Let's just take a moment to appreciate this cover. Isn't it gorgeously creepy? And The Death of Jane Lawrence delivers on all the cover promises. This book is strange, disturbing, and perfect… Continue reading The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

My Rating: 3 stars I've had a bit of a hard time figuring out my thoughts on What Big Teeth. I picked it up because I saw it referred to as Addams Family-esque but scarier. After returning home from boarding school, Eleanor Zarrin finds she no longer fits in with her strange and spooky family.… Continue reading What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo