Book Review | The Perfect Nanny

For two years during grad school, I worked as a nanny. So I tend to avoid books or movies about nannies, because seeing it from a distance is kind of a weird experience. Being a nanny is such a strange and intimate job – you end up falling in love with a kid that’s not […]

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Book Review | Binti

Almost every time I browse diverse book lists or lists of great science fiction books, Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti comes up. To be fair, the cover is pretty eye-catching (and gorgeous), but I still feel like I see this book everywhere and it looked amazing. Plus, I will read basically anything that’s been blurbed by Neil Gaiman. […]

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Book Review | The Belles

I feel like Dhonielle Clayton’s debut novel, The Belles, has been popping up on my book radar for months. I see it everywhere, and the cover is definitely eye-catching. So, even though it isn’t the type of book I typically go for, I decided to give it a shot. I mean, look at that cover! (All […]

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Book Review | Green

If you’re looking for a new release to add to your January TBR, I’ve got a good one. Sam Graham-Felsen’s debut novel Green is a really great coming-of-age novel that addresses race and privilege in America. I honestly wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into this book, but I ended up loving it, which was […]

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Book Review | Before the Devil Breaks You

Before the Devil Breaks You was easily one of my most anticipated books of the year. It is the third book in The Diviners series by Libba Bray (who I’ve been a fan of since high school). I loved the first book in this series, and think it’s overall just a really fun series. I’m […]

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Book Review | Rose & Poe

I was so looking forward to an interesting, modern take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. My expectations for Rose & Poe were fairly high – I blame the cute cover – and, based on the synopsis, this seemed like a book I’d enjoy. Unfortunately, I knew by the end of the first chapter that those expectations would definitely […]

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Book Review | The Golden House

I feel like Salman Rushdie is one of those high-brow authors that is on almost every must-read list. So it’s been in my head for a while now that I need to read his books. And I did read one last year, or maybe the year before, and I didn’t love it. But I’m always […]

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