The People of Ostrich Mountain, Ndirangu Githaiga

I adore this cover 😍 We start the story following Wambũi and her life as a teen. When she goes to a boarding school, things change for the better for her. The act of going to this school is elite, and it sets her apart from her peers. We meet one of her teachers, Eileen,… Continue reading The People of Ostrich Mountain, Ndirangu Githaiga

The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

About the Book:The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister… Continue reading The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

10 Books to Look Forward To in February

There are so many wonderful books releasing in February it's been incredibly hard picking out the ones to make the list. I am going to have so much reading to do next month. Let's get to it. Prepped, Bethany MangleYAFebruary 23rd Blurb:Always be ready for the worst day of your life. This is the mantra… Continue reading 10 Books to Look Forward To in February

The Arsonists’ City, Hala Alyan

“An outcry in an echo chamber isn’t much of an outcry.” Told in alternating viewpoints and timelines, The Arsonists City tells the story of a family in turmoil after the patriarch, Idris, decides to sell the family home in Beirut. Through the 3 siblings, we learn of their lives, their connection to Beirut, and each… Continue reading The Arsonists’ City, Hala Alyan

Chasing North Star, Heid McCrary

Heidi was kind enough to send me a paperback of Chasing North Star and nothing beats holding a paperback. The book is told in alternating viewpoints and timelines. We travel to 1940s Germany when Hitler’s reign of terror is showing itself. Didi’s mother is suffering from mental illness, and that suffering manifests itself with physical… Continue reading Chasing North Star, Heid McCrary

Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman

Told in alternating timelines of Paris during the ‘40s, and New York in the ‘50s, we follow Charlotte's unwavering protection of her daughter, Vivi, during the war and her desire to protect her from the past a decade later. Those who worked with the Germans faced harsh repercussions from their fellow man. Charlotte is doing… Continue reading Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman

Two Short Reviews, Five Feet Apart and Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl

I recently read two books that I own in paperback. Five Feet Apart is one that I've had for a while but haven't gotten a chance to read and Aman, which I've owned for at least 15 years and have been meaning to review. Because both of these are short reviews,  I've decided to combine… Continue reading Two Short Reviews, Five Feet Apart and Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl