Book Review: Circe

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Fun fact about me – I grew up obsessed with Greek mythology. I came *this* close to attending Bristol University for Classical Studies and in middle school, I wrote a book about a teenage girl who was magically transported back in time and mistaken for Helen of Troy (no, it will neverContinue reading “Book Review: Circe”

Book Review: His Only Wife

Overall Rating: 3/5 I typically like going into books blind – no synopses, no reviews, just the thrill of a total surprise. With His Only Wife, however, I did catch a glimpse of a short review that described it as Crazy Rich Asians in West Africa, and its Reese’s book club sticker cemented it asContinue reading “Book Review: His Only Wife”

Book Review: How Much of These Hills is Gold

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 How Much of These Hills is Gold tells the story of two newly orphaned siblings growing up in Northern California during the gold rush as they strive to find their place as first-generation immigrants. As someone who has never quite been able to call a country home, the thematic substance of thisContinue reading “Book Review: How Much of These Hills is Gold”

Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Overall Rating: 3/5 So many people love this book so I know I am in the minority when it comes to my feelings towards Where the Forest Meets the Stars. The story revolves around Jo and Gabriel, two individuals from seemingly different backgrounds brought together by an unusual child. It is a sweet and heartwarmingContinue reading “Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars”

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa

Overall Rating: 4/5 Trigger Warning: Pedophilia, Abuse Wow, I have never felt so glued to a book that simultaneously frustrated and disturbed me as deeply as My Dark Vanessa. Knowing the general plot of the story beforehand – a teenage girl being groomed by her school teacher – I would be lying if I saidContinue reading “Book Review: My Dark Vanessa”

Book Review: Conjure Women

Overall Rating: 5/5 If you have seen Conjure Women before, you perhaps imagined that this is a book about magic. Its beautiful cover art – filled with colorful flowers, mysterious figures, and complementary tones – is enough to entice one to concoct an entire fantasy before the first page is even opened… or at leastContinue reading “Book Review: Conjure Women”

Book Review: Educated

Educated by Tara Westover has been on my reading list for a while now but I immediately turned to it after I finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Perhaps it is because distrust (particularly in the government and authoritative bodies) is currently rampant, but there was something strangely comforting about reading these narrativesContinue reading “Book Review: Educated”