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

Off the Wild Coast of Brittany, Juliet Blackwell

Off the Wild Coast of Brittany tells the stories of two sisters who have come through an unconventional and rigorous upbringing. Natalie is renovating an old inn, and it’s not going according to plan. The inn and the island are charming and carry so much history. Perhaps that history can bring these sisters together. Then… Continue reading Off the Wild Coast of Brittany, Juliet Blackwell

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

Ezra Slef: The Next Nobel Laureate in Literature, Andrew Komarnyckyj

What is better than a biography about one of the greatest fictitious writers of all time? An autobiography, of sorts, about the author of the biography in the guise of writing the biography. It's not as confusing as I make it sound. Because how does Humbert Botekin write a biography about Ezra Slef when he… Continue reading Ezra Slef: The Next Nobel Laureate in Literature, Andrew Komarnyckyj

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