Reading this novel as a woman was a humiliating experience.
It would be a bald-faced lie to say I every completely follow my TBR. Here's hoping, because I have high hopes for all of these books. 1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up … Continue reading August: CHAOS (a TBR)
This post is brought to you by the fact that I finally got Kindle unlimited. All covers are linked to the amazon page. I will be using affiliate links so please use them if you can because I spend way too much time on this blog rather than my actual job. Gilded Cage by Nicole … Continue reading Books Tiktok Made me Read: Part 1…
Back to School Creater: Oryu ★★★★★ REad on lezhin So, after re-reading this I forgot how much I actually love this webtoon. Also, I know I said in my last webtoon review that I'm stingy with my 5 star reviews. Well....I guess I've only been reviewing webtoons I really liked..oops. This one is definitely not … Continue reading Back to School | Webtoon Review
I have long been skeptical of cozy reads. If they're so cozy, so feel good, what are the stakes? What's going to make me care? Especially when it comes to a book like Cerulean, which is written with an almost childlike whimsicality and which absolutely bashes you over the head with character development. But Cerulean … Continue reading Book Review | The House in the Cerulean Sea
Science Fiction is scary because it asks readers to cast their minds forward into the unknown, rather than, say, backward into fantastical versions of human history. But good science fiction isn't actually about the aliens and the robots. It's about universal problems we all have intimate knowledge of—love and hate as transcendent emotions; grief and … Continue reading Science Fiction Is Not About the Aliens
July—a month of strange genres. As always, I'm reading a wide variety—both modern trends and time-honored classics. 1. Whipping Star / The Dosadi Expierament by Frank Herbert Suddenly - the end of all life throughout the entire Galaxy! It was only weeks away, or days - or even hours. It all depended on the survival … Continue reading July: A Month of Strange Genres (a TBR)
I'm surprised by how much I read this month! Eight books is pretty average for me, but there were a few real tombs in there, including Samantha Shannon's Priory of The Orange Tree and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. All the novels I read dealt with queerness in different ways, and overall I definitely had … Continue reading June Wrap Up | 8 Books
Aesthetically, what makes Dark Academia dark are the muted colors, rainy weather, and dim libraries full of dark wood. But in literature, the "dark" of Dark Academia is much more than just color. Books like The Secret History, The Atlas Six, Legendborn, and Ninth House try to reveal more sinister darknesses in academia: insularity, elitism, … Continue reading The Dark Academia Post.
CONFIRMED: The Atlas Six has a firm place in the cannon of dark academia. This book's strengths lie in its characters, meticulously and thoroughly written and spinning themselves into complex webs of relationships. I knew little going in, so one thing surprised me most: it's an adult-feeling book about adults. It's most interested in people … Continue reading Book Review | The Atlas Six