(34) Wild Embers // Bookish Blurb

Image result for wild embersWild Embers by Nikita Gill

This is a book of poetry that my friend gave me (thank you friend!).

I don’t read a lot of poetry but this book did make me want to read more. Although it’s a bit hard to describe, this is basically a collection of feminist poetry specifically based on women overcoming trauma and the way women are treated (primarily by men). Continue reading “(34) Wild Embers // Bookish Blurb”


(33) Teasing Master Takagi-san // Bookish Blurb

Related imageTeasing Master Takagi-san by Soichiro Yamamoto

I’m going to include this as a book I read even though it didn’t really involve much reading. One of my friends sent this to me (along with Wild Embers) – thank you friend (who doesn’t read this blog) so I read it.

Basically this is a manga following the story of this girl who always teases this boy and he is always trying to tease her back and failing. It’s cute and also kind of ridiculous. I’m not really sure what else to say about it. I guess I should say something about the drawings (that’s not the right word… illustrations?). Idk, it’s just your typical manga school style (wow I’m so bad at this). It’s been a long long time since I read a manga but I enjoyed the ridiculously of this one although I might not want to read a whole bunch of these in a row.

#33 of 2018

Like I said, I’m counting this as a book I read even though some people might disagree.

(32) All the Birds in the Sky // Bookish Blurb

Related imageAll the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

This is a fantasy adult novel about Patricia, a witch, who (among other things) can talk to birds, and Laurence, a highly intelligent tech nerd (I like that description). We follow them as they meet and go through a terrible turbulent childhood (let’s just say children are cruel) and as they drift apart. Then we skip forward in time until they meet again as adults and then the world starts to fall apart. Continue reading “(32) All the Birds in the Sky // Bookish Blurb”

(31) A Study in Scarlet Women // Bookish Blurb

Image result for a study in scarlet womenA Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

This is mystery series inspired by Sherlock Holmes except that Sherlock is actually Charlotte, a very intelligent woman in a man’s world.

The book started off very adult which I wasn’t quite prepared for and in some ways it stays that way the entire book. Charlotte does the unspeakable in order to not have to get married and the scandal shatters a number of families. Then death ensues and her family are the prime suspect. Although her behavior was very rational (despite the fact that it goes against every social code) she now must figure out the real killer in order to get her family off the hook. Continue reading “(31) A Study in Scarlet Women // Bookish Blurb”

(30) Love and Other Consolation Prizes // Bookish Blurb

Image result for love and other consolation prizes by jamie fordLove and Other Consolation prizes by Jamie Ford

I got this book recommendation from a list of NPR book recommendations. This book is by the same author as Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet which is a really good book so I thought I would give this one a try. In this book we follow Earnest who gets raffled off at the Seattle World’s Fair and ends up living at a gentlemen’s club. Continue reading “(30) Love and Other Consolation Prizes // Bookish Blurb”

(29) The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe // Bookish Blurb

Image result for the dream-quest of vellitt boe by kij johnsonThe Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

This is a short fantasy novella which apparently is related to a classic book by H.P. Lovecraft (which I have never read or even heard of). It tells the story of the journey Vellitt has to take in order to find a student who has run away from the college where she teaches. If she doesn’t find her and convince her to return to the school, the school will be closed since men don’t see the point in educating women. Continue reading “(29) The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe // Bookish Blurb”

(28) As Bright as Heaven // Bookish Blurb

Image result for as bright as heavenAs Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

This is by the same author as A Fall of Marigolds. I never would have read this book except that I got my mom to read a Fall of Marigolds and she liked it so much that she went out and found other books by the author.

In this book we follow the Bright family as they move from their tiny town to Philadelphia where the dad becomes an undertaker. This is set during WW1 and soon after they arrive the Spanish Flu breaks out in the city. Continue reading “(28) As Bright as Heaven // Bookish Blurb”

(27) Girl Waits With Gun // Bookish Blurb

Related imageGirl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

This is a historical fiction mystery novel based off of the true story of the first female detective in the United States. Interested yet?

This book follows the story of Constance Kopp and how her life and that of her family is completely changed by one fateful accident. One day Constance and her two sisters are in their buggy which gets hit by a motorcar. Although no one is majorly injured, the motorcar driver is meant to pay for the damages. However he is a rich factory owner and has no intention of paying for them. Thus we follow Constance’s journey to do what she thinks is a very normal thing and how she and her family has to put up with the terrors of the rich and powerful. Continue reading “(27) Girl Waits With Gun // Bookish Blurb”