Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris If you’re already a fan of David Sedaris then you know the drill with his books. He writes short story-type anecdotes that are any mix of hilarious, serious, allegorical, questionable, ridiculous, self-righteous, or tear-jerking. Happy Go Lucky is no different but now we get David’s take on the pandemic, his elderly … Continue reading Book Review: Happy Go Lucky
Pub Date: 23 Aug 2022 Description Just graduated from high school and waiting to start college at Oxford, Lily lives under the scrutiny of her volatile Singaporean mother, May, and is unable to find kinship with her elusive British father, Charlie. When May suspects that Charlie is having an affair, there’s only one thing that … Continue reading ARC Review: Bad Fruit
Pub Date: 5 July 2022 Description From writer Jamila Rowser and artist Robyn Smith comes a captivating graphic novel love letter to the beauty and endurance of Black women, their friendships, and their hair. Wash Day Diaries tells the story of four best friends—Kim, Tanisha, Davene, and Cookie—through five connected short story comics that follow … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Wash Day Diaries
Pub Date: 5 April 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5/5 12 Notes: On Creativity and Life by Quincy Jones Wisdom and musings on creativity and life from one of the world’s most beloved musicians, producers, and mentors, Quincy Jones 12 Notes is a self-development guide that will affirm that creativity is a calling that can and should be answered, no … Continue reading ARC Review: 12 Notes
🐇🐇🐇/5 white rabbits Description After being orphaned at a young age, Alice lives with her aunt and abusive uncle. At 15 she finds her ticket to freedom: heading back to her hometown of Kyoto to train as a maiko and eventually becoming a geisha. Kyoto is nothing like she remembers and it soon begins to … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Alice in Kyoto Forest, Vol. 1
Pub Date: 12 April 2022 I love a good journal. There’s something absolutely fascinating about getting inside someone’s head and journals are the best way to achieve that. A favorite I read recently was Kurt Cobain’s controversial Journals. Controversial because he didn’t exactly authorize their publishing and were considered more of a cash grab by … Continue reading ARC Review: Gathering Blossoms Under Fire
⭐⭐⭐/5 This Place of Wonder by Barbara O’Neal Description via the Publisher When famed chef Augustus Beauvais dies, he leaves behind a celebrated reputation—and four women grappling with loss, anger, pain, and the question of how the world will turn without him… Meadow, the ex-wife with whom Augustus built an empire—and a family—still holds a … Continue reading ARC Review: This Place of Wonder
All the Secrets of the World by Steve Almond ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Pub Date: 19 April 2022 Description “The scorpion hunts while the rest of us dream. That’s why he knows all the secrets of the world.” It’s 1981 in Sacramento and 13-year-old Lorena Saenz has just been paired with Jenny Stallworth for the science fair by … Continue reading ARC Review: All the Secrets of the World
Misrule: Book 2 of Malice Duology by Heather Walter Click here for link to Part 1 Malice Review Pub Date: 10 May 2022 Thank you to the publisher Random House- Ballantine, Del Rey for providing an eARC of this book for review! Description via the Publisher Does true love break curses or begin them? The … Continue reading ARC Review: Misrule
Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with the Doors by Robby Krieger with Jeff Alulis The Doors have always carried an air of mysticism for me. I first heard them as a child through my older sister and her friends, when I knew nothing of them but their haunting melodies and … Continue reading Book Review: Set the Night on Fire
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