The Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey
I didn’t like this book. It’s well written, the characters are complex, and the plot is well thought out with an ending that made sense. None of that changed the fact that this is a post apocalyptic zombie book. How in the world did I end up reading one of those?!? No wonder I didn’t like it. Continue reading “(14)The Girl with All the Gifts // Bookish Blurb”
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
In this YA historical fiction book we follow the diary of Joan Skraggs as she goes from being hopeless living at the whim of her father to going to work in the city and falling in love. Continue reading “(13) The Hired Girl // Bookish Blurb”
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
I didn’t know much about this book when I started it but basically this is a queer love story. We follow Ramona as she discovers the complexity of her own sexuality while trying to keep her family afloat. Continue reading “(11) Ramona Blue // Bookish Blurb”
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
This book kinda follows the story of Ava Lavender, a girl born with wings, but it also tells the story of her mother and her grandmother each who have experienced strange (and painful) things. This book gripped me. It pulled me in and wow. Continue reading “(8) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender // Bookish Blurb”
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
I found this book strangely addictive despite the fact that it isn’t the sort of thing I usually read.
I appreciated that this book (although heavily romantic) was not purely (or even necessarily mostly) a romance novel. It was an adventure novel with complex characters who each have their ‘issue’ that society doesn’t like. Continue reading “(6) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue // Bookish Blurb”
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
This book is about Lois who is miserable until she starts making bread with faces on it and then her life completely changes.
At first I really liked this book. It starts off fast and is very easy to read. It’s a pretty short book overall. I liked the main character but it did feel like there were a lot of characters for a book so short and some of them were only really there for a scene and then never seen from again… Continue reading “(5) Sourdough // Bookish Blurb”
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
This book follows Rachel as she is diagnosed with ‘leprosy’ at the age of seven and sent to live on the island of Moloka’i. Although this is a work of fiction, it follows some very real historical events. Continue reading “(4) Moloka’i // Bookish Blurb”