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Book Review: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

‘Ho ho,’ says the Keeper of the Beat. When I set to embark on this journey in the beginning of April, I had no idea where this story would take me. I have read a handful a Murakami novels and I was familiar with his abstract, explicit, and almost dream-like way of presenting his stories. … Continue reading

Book Review: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

What would you do for fam? American Street is the #OwnVoices debut novel by Ibi Zaboi and it packs a punch. This is not a happy story; however, it was very powerful and before I get to my thoughts, I want to recommend this as a solid read with the following warnings. TW: drugs, domestic … Continue reading

Book Review: God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen

I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an one and honest review. Before reading my review of God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems, please read these fantastic #OwnVoices reviews of the book: Saadia’s review Ruzaika’s review Please let me know of other #OwnVoices reviews I can link up! God Smites and … Continue reading

Book Review: The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus

I received an ARC e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. The title of Maurice Broaddus’ collection of short stories and brief description hooked me immediately. The idea that each story carries a voice of a martyr, an important voice that was silenced by those in power, was very intriguing to … Continue reading

The Secret Behind My Ratings

Today I will share with you all my thought process behind reviewing board games and books. Specifically, I want to share the how I approach reviewing and why I have selected this method. When I read other people’s reviews, I find a variety of different ways folks structure their reviews and rate or recommend them … Continue reading

Book Review: The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. Author Indrajit Garai presents three short stories in volume 1 of his short story collections: The Sacrifice. Like many of the collections of short stories I have read over the course of the past couple of months, Indrajit Garai … Continue reading

Book Review: Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. This short story collection is like no other I have read in the past year. Vanessa Hua presents ten stories all involving the theme of deceit, lies, or hiding the truth. All ten stories center around immigrant families in … Continue reading

Book Review: The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO Books

I received a free e-book copy in exchange for an open and honest review. This novella is unique. One that has made me think more philosophically about life and death than any other book I have read this year. The Last Day of Captain Lincoln chronicles the final day that the main character, Captain Lincoln, … Continue reading

Book Review: Black Bread White Beer by Niven Govinden

Amal and Claud are married. They live in London and have a fantastic relationship and life. Together, they decide to have a child, but twenty-one days into the pregnancy, Claud has a miscarriage. The story begins here as Amal drives to the hospital to pick up Claud in order to drive to Claud’s parent’s house … Continue reading

Book Review: A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. TW: suicide ideation, depression, depictions of mental illness treatment centers A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar is a young adult novel set in Chicago. The story follows multiple characters in story lines that intertwine as the novel … Continue reading

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