Book Review | Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah has been on my TBR for over three years now. And I finally read it! I have read Adichie’s nonfiction (We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele), and was excited to explore some of her fiction. I’ve heard good things about her other novels, but since this one was already […]

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Book Review | Pachinko

Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko has been on my radar for a while. I picked up a copy a while back (I couldn’t resist the beautiful hardcover), and finally got around to reading it! Really, I saw it was the Our Shared Shelf pick for May/June and knew it would be the perfect time to finally […]

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Audiobook of the Month | January

We just talked about how great Audiobooks are, so what better time to bring back my Audiobook of the Month series! I’ve discussed this before, but, to me, a great audiobook is the perfect blend of story, prose, and narration. Narrators can definitely make or break an audiobook, and when it works, it’s magic. This […]

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Book Review | We Cast a Shadow

Something I’d like to read more of this year is diverse books of any kind. And while there are plenty on my TBR, I couldn’t resist an interesting new release. Enter Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s We Cast a Shadow. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) How far would you go to protect your child? Our narrator […]

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Book Review | Unmarriageable

You probably know that Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. I just love Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy. When I saw a diverse P&P retelling, I knew I had to read it. Soniah Kamal’s Unmarriageable is a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic set in modern-day Pakistan, and I thought it was a great take […]

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Book Review | Pride

I’m pretty picky about the young adult fiction – especially contemporary – that I read. But I could not resist a diverse adaptation of one of my favorite books of all-time: Pride & Prejudice. So I knew I couldn’t stay away from Ibi Zoboi’s Pride, and decided to pick up the audiobook. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless […]

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Book Review | Confessions of the Fox

I love historical fiction, and I love reading diverse books. They’re easily two of my favorite things. So when I found a diverse historical fiction book with a trans main character, my response was yes, please! Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox is an intriguing story with not one, but two trangender main characters. I don’t think […]

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