Book Review: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Sisters - Daisy Johnson (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof from the publisher. All opinions are my own. Book on-sale 25 August 2020. Daisy Johnson's writing is lush, beautiful, and unsettling. As in her previous novel (read my review of Everything Under here), Johnson plays with the line between reality and fantasy,… Continue reading Book Review: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Book Review: If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan

If I Had Two Wings - Randall Kenan (W.W. Norton & Company, 2020) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This title is on sale 3 August 2020. This is a strange and somewhat surreal collection of… Continue reading Book Review: If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan

What I Read – July 2020

READ: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020) Five Wives - Joan Thomas (Harper Collins Canada, 2019) Tokyo Ueno Station - Yu Miri (Riverhead Books, 2020) (translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles) Children of Blood and Bone -… Continue reading What I Read – July 2020

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt, 2018) In the land of OrĂ¯sha, magic is outlawed. King Saran is on a mission to destroy the maji, those with white hair who possess the powers of magic. He has done so by killing the adult maji and severing the connection between the people… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Review: Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020) This is a difficult book to write a review of because your experience with Me and White Supremacy will largely depend on how you approach it. This is a 28-day workbook, designed to encourage the reader to journal and ponder deeply as you approach various… Continue reading Book Review: Me and White Supremacy

Book Review: Five Wives by Joan Thomas

Five Wives - Joan Thomas (Harper Collins Canada, 2019) In 1956, five American missionaries went into the jungle of Ecuador with the goal of evangelizing to an unreached tribe. All five men were killed by members of this tribe, the Huaroni. Their deaths were written about in a Life magazine article but what has truly… Continue reading Book Review: Five Wives by Joan Thomas

Book Review: The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

The Family Clause - Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Anansi, 2020) (translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It is now on sale. Every six months a family is reunited in Sweden. A father returns from the country where he lives to the… Continue reading Book Review: The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This book is available for sale now. Having not yet read Brit Bennett's previous novel The Mothers, I wasn't sure if The Vanishing Half could live up to all the hype. I… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) This is the type of book that I'm not sure I can fairly review. Partly because it tells a story that isn't mine to judge or critique but also partly because I just really loved it. I didn't enjoy every moment -… Continue reading Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

What I Read – June 2020

READ: Drifts - Kate Zambreno (Riverhead Books, 2020) On the Beach - Nevil Shute (Vintage Books, 2009) Uncommon Ground - Timothy Keller & John Inazu (Nelson Books, 2020) Becoming Mrs. Lewis - Patti Callahan (Thomas Nelson, 2018) The Doctor of Aleppo - Dan Mayland (Blackstone Publishing, 2020) Etched in My Memory - xwu'p'a'lich Barbara Higgins… Continue reading What I Read – June 2020