I was very unsure whether I would enjoy City of Strife or not, because it’s described as a political fantasy. Thus, I thought it would be a really boring and dry story. HOWEVER, it’s amazing. After reading this book, my first thought was: when does the sequel come out? I decided to read this book…… Continue reading Review: City of Strife – Claudie Arseneault
In 2016, I went to a reading at the Leipzig Book Fair and heard Jayrôme C. Robinet for the first time – and it was awesome. (If you ever get the chance to hear him read, go for it!) I decided to get his book Das Licht ist weder gerecht noch ungerecht: a collection of writing in…… Continue reading Review: Das Licht ist weder gerecht noch ungerecht – Jayrôme C. Robinet
If you mention a book about dance, I’m sold. Seriously, I love stories about dancing. So, I knew I had to read A Time to Dance. Veda is a bharatanatyam dancer, who loses her leg in an accident. She has to learn how to dance again and by doing so, learns more about what dancing…… Continue reading Review: A Time To Dance – Padma Venkatraman
I was so excited about How Hard Can Love Be? because the first book (Am I Normal Yet?) was amazing. It was such a beautiful story about growing up and trying to fit in. Click here for my review of Am I Normal Yet?. This book follows Amber, one of the minor characters of the…… Continue reading Review: How Hard Can Love Be? – Holly Bourne
I’ve been meaning to read Funny Boy for a long time: a coming-of-age story of a Tamil Sri Lankan boy. A story about a boy that comes to terms with homosexuality, while also becoming aware of racial tensions in his home country. I decided to read this book because I know very little about the…… Continue reading Review: Funny Boy – Shyam Selvadurai
The day I heard about the #AceBookClub (check out the hashtag on Twitter), they were reading Chameleon Moon. The idea of the book club is to read a book that has asexual representation and discuss it with others on Twitter. (Just so you know: You don’t have to be on the asexual spectrum to join.) Chameleon…… Continue reading Review: Chameleon Moon – RoAnna Sylver
I’m late to the party but I’ve read The Star-Touched Queen at last. I had heard that The Star-Touched Queen was similar to Hades and Persephone but based on Hindu myths. Obviously, it went right on my TBR. It’s a standalone novel and the companion book has already been released. It’s #ownvoices. The Good Oh my! The world-building…… Continue reading Review: The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi
The Blazing Star combines time travelling and Ancient Egypt. I thought this was a fascinating premise. It’s an #ownvoices book. Portia, the overlooked twin, time travels to Ancient Egypt with two other people and tries to get back in to her time. She discovers her links to Egypt and that she is being stalked by…… Continue reading Review: The Blazing Star – Imani Josey
I wish there had been more diverse children’s books when I was younger. Thus I enjoy looking for diverse children’s books, so that I can recommend them to my friends and family.
This book had very adorable illustrations and a promising story. Zak’s Safari is a children’s book that describes how his mothers made him.
I’d been meaning to read Deutschland Schwarz Weiss for quite some time. I’d seen it at a friend’s place and had skimmed through it. Deutschland Schwarz Weiss (Eng.: Germany Black White), subtitle der alltägliche Rassismus (Eng.: the daily racism) is as the title implies a book about the racism that black people experience on a daily…… Continue reading Review: Deutschland Schwarz Weiss – Noah Sow