Review: Babel by R.F. Kuang

Title: Babel: Or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' RevolutionAuthor: R.F. KuangPublished: August 23, 2022Genre: Literary, Historical FictionSource: Digital ARC from Publisher Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in…

Review: In The Wild Light By Jeff Zentner

Title: In The Wild LightAuthor: Jeff ZentnerPublished: August 10, 2021Genre: ContemporarySource: Library Life in a small Appalachian town is not easy. Cash lost his mother to an opioid addiction and his Papaw is dying slowly from emphysema. Dodging drug dealers and watching out for his best friend, Delaney, is second nature. He’s been spending his…

Review: Finding Me by Viola Davis

Title: Finding Me: A MemoirAuthor: Viola DavisPublished: April 26, 2022Genre: Non-Fiction In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York…

Mini Reviews #13: Recent 4 Star Reads

Hey friends! I haven't reviewed a book on here in over two years. The last review I posted was May 2020. Nowadays, my Goodreads reviews are really short and sometimes only 2-5 words ("i really liked this", "this was fun" or "this was okay"). I miss reviewing books. It's the reason I started this blog…

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

Hi everyone! I hope you're all well. Today, I'm here to talk about Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson, which I had the pleasure of reading in February thanks to Edelweiss. Summary When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop, while dealing with…

Black Girl Unlimited and Long Bright River – Mini Reviews #12

Hi everyone! As someone who actually likes reviewing books I can’t believe that I haven’t published any on here in over two months. And I've read 14 books this year so my (valid) excuses are exhaustion and busyness. Anyways, I'm happy to share my thoughts on two audiobook ARCs I finished recently. I went into…

The Outsider by Stephen King – My First King Novel

Hi everyone! Today, I'm here to talk to y'all about The Outsider by Stephen King AKA the first King novel I've ever read. As celebrated as he is, Stephen King is an author I swore I'd never read because I don't do horror. I came to that realization back in college. I went to Halloween…

Weekend Reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Hey everyone! This past weekend (October 11-13) I set out to read Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo so today I'm sharing my reading experience with you. I placed a library hold for Ninth House months ago, but I didn't expect to receive a pickup notice so soon after it came out because I wasn't first…

Read ’em or Watch: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Hey everyone! I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn a few days ago and that inspired me to start a new feature on here where I read a popular backlisted book, watch the adaptation (if there is one) and tell you whether you should read the book or just watch the adaptation. I don’t know…