The Latinist by Mark Prins

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to W. W. Norton & Company and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, January 4 2022! The Latinist is set at the fictional Westfaling College in Oxford and focuses on Tessa, a gradate student about to get her doctorate, and Chris, the head of classics… Continue reading The Latinist by Mark Prins

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Macmillan-Tor and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be released next week on Tuesday January 4 2022! We are back with Cora for this installment of the Wayward Children series, and she is having a difficult time recovering from her encounter with the Drowned Gods of the… Continue reading Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

How Did I Do With My 2021 Reading Goals?

At the beginning of the year, I set four reading goals, which you can find here. And now we're toward the end of December, so I figured I'd update you on how I did. In short, terrible. But let's go into details. 1. Read 100 books This is the first year in a while that… Continue reading How Did I Do With My 2021 Reading Goals?

These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

My Rating: 5 stars Where do I start with These Violent Delights? I absolutely adored it to the point where I'm not even sure how to talk about it. The book follows friendless Paul and charismatic Julian as they form an intense and toxic relationship that eventually leads them to murder. But that simple description… Continue reading These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

My Rating: 2 stars I had complicated feelings about this one. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit follows Joanna Gordon whose radio preacher father asks her to go back in the closet when they move to a rural town after his marriage. On one hand, it's a fun and easy read that I found enjoyable.… Continue reading Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

November Wrap Up

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee - 4 stars This was for my Feminist Theory course. McGhee looks at how racism affects everyone in the USA. I thought it was well-done, readable, and quite interesting. Jill by Amy Dillwyn - 4 stars This forgotten… Continue reading November Wrap Up

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the ARC! This book comes out today, December 7th 2021. I love ballet stories, so I requested this as soon as I saw the title and cover. In The Ballerinas, Delphine moves between past and present to tell the story of her… Continue reading The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

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