Homegoing (2016) by Yaa Gyasi is a beautifully written story that travels through time from the villages of Ghana to the United States following a family lineage and exploring heavy topics of slavery, rape, coal mining, and so much more. Gyasi's novel blew me away, and filled me with an overabundence of emotions. If I … Continue reading Top Picks in Historical Fiction 2017
How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringymana is a beautiful memoir from a young voice. Uwiringymana writes passionately about her story of growing up in a war-torn country, and the choices she and her family have made. She shares her experience emigrating to the United States, and the ways in which she felt ostracized … Continue reading Top Memoirs (and Non-Fiction) of 2017
This second installment in the Saga series takes us back in time to when Marko and Alana met, and how their star-crossed romance blossomed. We also shuttle through space in a rocketship from a tree, and meet Hazel's grandparents, Marko's parents who are initially disgusted and surprised that he's chosen to marry outside of their … Continue reading Saga Volume 2 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Q&A with author Michèle Swiderski: What prompted you to write a book about your experience battling depression? My most recent healing experience from depression and generalized anxiety was unique. I felt I had stumbled onto a huge secret that I was compelled to share with the world. I had been through bouts of depression before … Continue reading Q & A with Michele Swiderski, author of A Joyful Life
I feel pretty successful overall! I tried out some challenges and also had some more personal goals. I surpassed my Goodreads challenge of 70 books by reading 95! That's 25,906 pages! Now I know to shoot for even higher next year. I started with Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, and I surpassed my own expectations, … Continue reading My Year in Review, Challenges and more!
ft. Bradstreet Gate, Spy Ski School, Borderlands, One Half from the East, and Mennonite in a Little Black Dress Another day another book, and I've been picking up books like mad! In the last two weeks I bought 18 books from McKay's and picked up three ARC's from my indie bookstore Malaprops. I recognize I … Continue reading Speed Dating from the Shelf (#2)
Date Completed: 10/1/2016 Rating: meh I had a really hard time getting anywhere with this book. In fact, to be honest, I didn't hardly read it at all. So much of the storyline just felt like a cop-out in that they took whole scenes from J.K. Rowling's books and reorganized them for the play. I … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Jack Tiffany and Jack Thorne