ARC Review: The Threat Below by J.S. Latshaw (Fernweh Books)

Many thanks to Jason Latshaw, who reached out to me on Instagram wondering if I’d be interested in reading and reviewing his book. I said yes and I’m so glad I did. All thoughts, feelings, and ratings here are my own! Jason Latshaw grew up in Pennsylvania and worked for J.P. Morgan after college. But…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Threat Below by J.S. Latshaw (Fernweh Books)

Book List: Dark Academia

Fall is the perfect time to dive into dark academia books. These are books with an emphasis in knowledge, literature, and the arts but with much darker tones and can be somewhat pessimistic towards humanity, though I find them inspiring and cozy. The Secret History by Donna Tart Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 4.15 At…… Continue reading Book List: Dark Academia

Book List: Witches

Like I said before, it might be a tad early, but it’s nearly that time of year again. Spooky season is the best season and the perfect time for witchy reads. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.38 Mika is a witch but she knows to…… Continue reading Book List: Witches

Book List: Werewolves

Happy pumpkin spice season! Autumn (or close enough) is here and it’s my favorite season. It’s time to read spooky books, cozy books, and books with monsters, of course. What kind of monsters do you think of? Some of the monsters I know howl at the moon. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA Fantasy Average…… Continue reading Book List: Werewolves

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

I recently joined a few virtual book clubs, and one of them was for booktokers in Ohio. For this month, we voted to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (published by Viking). This had been on my “want to read” shelf for a while, so I was so excited to read it! Deborah…… Continue reading Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

Book List: Refugee Stories

Diversity matters. Representation matters. Part of the reason we read is to build empathy and understanding. We try to see what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. But we also love seeing when someone like us is in the books we love. Here are some books about refugees and their stories. The Girl…… Continue reading Book List: Refugee Stories

Book List: Frog Prince Retellings

As you might know by now, my favorite subgenre is fairytale retellings. But you know what? I’ve just realized I’ve never read a retelling of the Frog Prince. So pucker up: here are some books you might like if you want an amphibian royal. The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads…… Continue reading Book List: Frog Prince Retellings

Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

I adore retellings and I also adore the Bronte sisters. Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte wrote some well-known classics like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. And I bet you that there are loads of retellings of their works. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 3.64 When Samantha Whipple’s father dies,…… Continue reading Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

Book Lists: Books with Muslim Representation

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Representation and diversity is so important in books and media. I may be cisgender, straight, and white, but I want to read diversely–partly because I believe doing so strenghtens my empathy and helps me understand the experience of those different from me, but also because I…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Muslim Representation

Books for Each Faction

If you were part of the dystopian craze nearly a decade ago, like me, then you are familiar with all the factions from Divergent by Veronica Roth. The factions are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the kind), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor (the honest). Here are some books that match each faction. Dauntless…… Continue reading Books for Each Faction