October 2020 Reading Challenge: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Title:  How We Disappeared Author: Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press Page Count: 350 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, Cultural, Asia, Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.18) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In … Continue reading October 2020 Reading Challenge: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

September 2020 Reading Challenge: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Title:  The Bird King Author: G. Willow Wilson Publisher: Grove Press Page Count: 403 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Fantasy Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.75) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) New from the award-winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms. Marvel series, G. Willow Wilson Set in 1491 during the reign of … Continue reading September 2020 Reading Challenge: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Title:  A Long Petal of the Sea Author: Isabel Allende Publisher: Ballantine Books Page Count: 336 Publication Date: 2020 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural, Hispanic, War, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.08) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of … Continue reading August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Title:  Children of Blood and Bone Author: Tomi Adeyemi Publisher: Henry Holt Books Page Count: 525 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.2) My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

February BookClub: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Title:  The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Page Count: 552 Publication Date: 2006 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.37) It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed … Continue reading February BookClub: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

 Title:  Exit West Author: Mohsin Hamid Publisher: Riverhead Page Count: 231 Publication Date: 2017 Category/Genre: Fiction, Magic Realism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.82) Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4) In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and … Continue reading Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid