Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi

I'm a little sad this series is over. I've given myself some extra time before starting the next book to get into the right mindset, so I just keep replaying my favorite parts of the series in the car. The Shatter Me series has definitely been one of my favorites. The timing worked out for... Continue Reading →

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Thank you to all those people on Goodreads that said this was a good option for Read Harder's task 13, a book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse. Stella, one of the two protagonists, is autistic and has some opinions about how her "labels" affect her relationships with people. She's one of my... Continue Reading →

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

There are so many parts of this story that I really identified with. I'm that daughter that didn't want to stay home. I wasn't really one for college or general disobedience, but I was never going to live that close to my family or do things just because they were expected. More than that, it's... Continue Reading →

Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi

Two years ago, I read Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran, which did a number on my opinions about certain classics that are so patriarchal in nature that they drove me crazy even before I knew I was a feminist or what the word patriarchy really meant. She does a great job of explaining how to... Continue Reading →

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

I love this series. I had read and reviewed An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch in the Night a while back and I can’t wait for the next one. This had such a strange ending. Maybe not strange so much as not what I would have expected. It even has a moment that... Continue Reading →

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Stars: 5 of 5 As someone who is only part time seen as a woman of color and grew up in a home and neighborhood that is predominantly white, I'm glad I came to this book now, when I could understand it. Though Khan-Cullors does explain the systems of oppression at work in the lives... Continue Reading →

The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir by Leslie Marmon Silko

Review: This was such a peaceful, contemplative memoir. I felt like I was listening to Silko's internal monologue as she went on one of her walks. There is a lot about going on solitary walks through nature and the way things shift depending on the day and the mood and therefore the level of observation... Continue Reading →

My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez

Review: I'll admit it, I was never into the hip hop scene so I had no idea who Angie Martinez is before finding this memoir listed among Hispanic memoirs somewhere. I don't have any particular problems with it, I'm just not among the people it spoke to. I'm aware of the feminist issues with the... Continue Reading →

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Review: I admit that I don't quite get the title but I do totally love Morayo. This is one of the books I chose for Read Harder 2018, task 23, a book with a female protagonist over the age of 60. I chose two books for it because they were both smaller books. Like  a Mule... Continue Reading →

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