Tag: historical fiction

Friday Favorites – OwnVoices LGBTQIA+ Books

Happy Pride Month! I love books involving queer characters, and I love them most when they are OwnVoices books. I’ve read quite a few of these, and naturally, there’s a ton on my TBR. Here are some of my recent favorites: What are some of your favorite OwnVoices […]

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 […]

Out Of The Mirror, Darkness By Garth Nix

Out of the Mirror, Darkness CONTENT WARNING: mention of addiction, allusion to abortion, allusion to homophobia A cynical “fixer” for a silent-film studio must confront the shadows behind the bright lights in this noir-tinged short story by New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix. It’s business as usual […]

The Candles Are Burning By Veronica G. Henry

The Candles Are Burning CONTENT WARNING: death, grief, violence, suicide Amid the modern trappings of 1950s Savannah, an ancient evil threatens a young widow and her daughter in this chilling short story by award-winning author Veronica G. Henry. When her husband dies unexpectedly, Maggie Royal is struck with […]

Kantika By Elizabeth Graver

Kantika Thank you to NetGalley and Metropolitan Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. A dazzling Sephardic multigenerational saga that moves from Istanbul to Barcelona, Havana, and New York, exploring displacement, endurance, and family as home. A kaleidoscopic portrait […]

The Last Russian Doll By Kristen Loesch

The Last Russian Doll CONTENT WARNING: murder, death of children, blood, alcoholism, death of a parent, child abuse, violence, miscarriage, starvation, gore, death, bullying, suicide A haunting, epic novel about betrayal, revenge, and redemption that follows three generations of Russian women, from the 1917 revolution to the last […]

TTT – Indie/Self-Published Books

This week’s topic is all about indie/self-published books, and it was submitted by Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits. Unfortunately, it’s a tough prompt for me. As a disabled person who doesn’t have a lot of income, I rely on the library, NetGalley, and ARCs from a publisher for the […]