Spinning ~ Tillie Walden

Rating: 5/5 This beautiful graphic novel is a simple coming of age memoir. Its simplicity lies in its transitions as the novel follows Walden's teenage career as a figure skater through changing schools and towns to uncovering her sexual identity as a lesbian. She documents her family life and the heartbreaking trauma that comes from … Continue reading Spinning ~ Tillie Walden

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Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

Rating: 5/5 This is a deeply moving and deeply depressing read. Ward's descriptions seem to match each character seamlessly. Rather than being written from the outside looking in, Ward's writing feels as though she is inside each character trying to reveal something to the world.The pacing was excellent, I was captivated from the start and … Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

My Favorite Thing is Monsters ~ Emil Ferris

Rating: 5/5 I absolutely loved this book! Ferris' graphics were incredible. Many of them literally took my breath away. I loved that she often changed mediums/style based on the emotions occuring in the story, translating them effectively on the page. Despite the vast quantity of side characters, I feel that each one plays into the … Continue reading My Favorite Thing is Monsters ~ Emil Ferris

The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Happy Book Birthday (Feb 6th) to The Line Becomes a River! Rating: 4/5 Francisco Cantu, a grandson of Mexican immigrants himself (who does not feel this gives him any kind of experience of immigration or Border Patrol), decides after graduating with an International Relations degree, that he wanted to become a Border Patrol agent to … Continue reading The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Rating: 5/5 This is an amazing read! Ng's characters are fully realized in this novel, the perfect time-line from start to finish. Interweaving a tale of women and their secrets, Ng unveils similarities between three women and daughters throughout the book in ways I would never have thought to suspect. The plot, although perhaps slow … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng