Book Review: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hello bibliophiles! Today I am back with a weeks-old review on a book that sent me into a very sad spiral for a while. I drafted this review way back then but held off on posting because I wanted to ruminate over it a little longer. It’s now time, so let’s get into the second-lastContinue reading “Book Review: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist”

Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful

Good morning and happy Monday, bibliophiles! I had a restful weekend filled with lots of reading, so my introverted heart is delighted. This review is fresh off the press since I just finished the book on Saturday. Evidently, I couldn’t wait to discuss. Goodreads synopsis: Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the mostContinue reading “Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful”

Book Review: These Violent Delights

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 449Genre: Fantasy, historical fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Romeo and Juliet! Or anything with star-crossed lovers/enemies to loversContent warnings: Self-inflicted gore, gang violence, insects crawling/burrowing into bodies So, I need to address my bias before anything else. Growing up, I loved Romeo and Juliet. In fact, I had “These violent delights haveContinue reading “Book Review: These Violent Delights”

Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Overall rating: 4.5/5Pages: 416Genre: Historical fiction, romance, LGBTQ+Pace: MediumRead if you loved: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam ZhangContent warnings: Racism, homophobia, miscarriage (short description) Happy Sunday, everyone! By the time I post this, I will be done with 1 week of finals and 2/4 classes for this semester and IContinue reading “Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club”

ARC: The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 384Genre: World War 2 FictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Giver of Stars by Jojo MoyesContent warnings: Antisemitism, Holocaust I have been intrigued by the premise of this book yetContinue reading “ARC: The Forest of Vanishing Stars”

Book Review: The Four Winds

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 464Genre: Historical fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi DareContent warnings: Human and animal suffering, child loss I’m embarrassed to admit that this was my first Kristin Hannah novel but I can guaranteeContinue reading “Book Review: The Four Winds”

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary

Overall Rating: 3/5Pages: 320Genre: Historical fiction, mysteryPace: MediumRead if you loved: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensContent warnings: Miscarriage, murder, infidelity, suicide ideation, predatory behavior To many women in 1791 London, Nella offers what the time’s society never could: revenge on the men who have wronged them.Continue reading “Book Review: The Lost Apothecary”

Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Addie LaRue is expected to follow the same path taken by all other young girls in 1714: get married and have a family. Stifled by societal norms and desperate for her independence, she strikes a deal with the devil to live out her life answering to nobody but herself. But with everyContinue reading “Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

Book Review: The Last Debutantes

Overall Rating: 4/5 The year is 1939 and London’s society women are preparing for the glitz and glamor of the debutante season. Enter Valerie de Vere Cole, the Prime Minister’s niece. An insider by virtue of her lineage yet an outsider due to her dark upbringing, Valerie contends with her painful history while navigating theContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Debutantes”

Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water

Overall Rating: 4/5 The Devil and the Dark Water has it all – a good old fashioned murder mystery, a foreboding merchant ship, and a divided microcosm of 1634 society that embarks upon an exceptionally dangerous voyage, setting up a thrilling adventure on the high seas that is sure to transport you outside of yourContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water”