Book List: Billionaire Romance

Taking a break from all the magical and fantastical recommendations to give you a list of romances to read this fall. Why not imagine yourself as the protagonist falling in love with a rich person? It might go against all my feminist beliefs, but sometimes the idea of marrying rich and not having to do…… Continue reading Book List: Billionaire Romance

Book List: Mermaids

I am on vacation along the Carolina coast and being so close to the ocean reminds me of books with fantastical sea creatures. Not to mention Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid coming soon which I’m so excited about. So here is a list full of mermaids and sirens if you can’t wait like me. To Kill…… Continue reading Book List: Mermaids

Book Lists: Royalty

Princesscore. Royalcore. Secret Heir. Secret Royal. Prince Charming. We’ve grown up with stories of princesses in locked towers and princes on white steeds. We’ve played video games where queens send us on quests or the royal princess is kidnapped by the beast. Naturally, we’d want to read books with these kind of archetypes–especially those that…… Continue reading Book Lists: Royalty

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 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

Book List: Homecoming

No, not the dance or the football game. What I mean is the act of a character returning home. Whether that be in a cheesey Hallmark romance type, where the buisness woman returns to her small town, or it be more of a prodigal son story where the rebel wonders if he’ll be accepted back.…… Continue reading Book List: Homecoming

Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Zaffre)

To complete out the month of January, I wanted to read one more historical fiction: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, published by Zaffre. This novel is based on a true story. Morris interviewed Lale (Lali), a survivor of Auschwitz who died in 2006. The book is very much his family’s story while some…… Continue reading Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Zaffre)

Book Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing)

I’m on a roll! I started this book yesterday and already finished it. Granted, it’s a short book (245 pages) and I have no idea where to begin in this review! Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is really tough to describe it. It’s an adult fantasy that I would classify as magical realism. Piranesi is one…… Continue reading Book Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Book Lists: Vampires

Creatures of the night, usually. Classics like Dracula meet sparkly Edward Cullen meet the mindless monsters Buffy beheads. We, as a culture, seem to love vampires. So here’s some more books you can read about them, whether they’re monstrous or romantic. The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh Genre: YA Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 3.67 1872 New…… Continue reading Book Lists: Vampires

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Crown Publishing Group)

This will have to be a quick review as I’m in a place with no WiFi and I’m almost out of data-would be a nightmare in the Ready Player One universe, eh? Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, published by Crown Publishing Group, was my first read of 2022. It’s a sci-fi novel set in…… Continue reading Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Crown Publishing Group)