Tag: diverse books

Friday Favorites – Sequels Better Than The First Book

This week’s topic is sequels. Lots of books fall into the trap where the second book falls short of the expectations left over from the first, but then we find these books where the second book just keeps on with the momentum of the first and surpasses any […]

The City Of Dusk By Tara Sim

The City of Dusk Thank you to Orbit and Angela Man for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: violence, blood, death, suicide, gore, murder, grief, self-mutilation For every realm, there is a god. For every god, there is an […]

Skin Of The Sea By Natasha Bowen

Skin of the Sea CONTENT WARNING: violence, enslavement, death, suicide, gore, blood, grief A way to survive. A way to serve. A way to save. Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata–a mermaid–collecting the souls of those who die at sea and […]

The Perfumist Of Paris By Alka Joshi

The Perfumist of Paris The final chapter in Alka Joshi’s New York Times bestselling Jaipur trilogy takes readers to 1970s Paris, where Radha’s budding career as a perfumer must compete with the demands of her family and the secrets of her past. Paris, 1974. Radha is now thirty-two […]

Books I’ve DNFd Recently

I’m embracing the ability to DNF books. Not every book is good for every reader, and that’s okay. Certain things make me DNF a book without question, but sometimes I’ll DNF a book just because I’m not feeling invested in the story, or because I don’t click with […]

Jewish And AAPI Heritage Month

In the last few years, I’ve learned a lot about the value of reading diverse books. Reading books by and about various groups of marginalized people have massively expanded my understanding of history, culture, language, rituals, oppression, and the stressors that these groups face regularly, but it has […]