erotic stories for punjabi widows
Fiction, Loved-it, Rising star, Well known books, Women's

[Women’s] You’d Think This Is Controversial, But It’s Just Human… And Beautiful Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows was… Amazing. That’s all I can say about it in short, because if I open my mouth to talk more, I might just never shut up about it. Despite the really scandalous sounding name, you should really, really, REALLY read this book. It’s especially recommended to women. It might change your understanding of womanhood, and…

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girl who chased the moon
Fiction, Loved-it, Magical realism, Well known books, Women's

[Magical Realism] A Soft And Comforting Story Of Love And Magic The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

This was one of my most magical reads of the year! I am absolutely in love with this sweet, adorable story. And I’m not a sweet story person even! For anyone who loved Practical Magic, this is the softer and more sepia tale that will not give you even a drop of sadness. Well, maybe a little bit of wistfulness!…

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the strain series
Dark, Dystopian, Fiction, Nope, Problematic, Well known books

[Thriller] The Strain Series, AKA The Popular Series With ONE Woman & Next To NO PoC It Started Off Great... But Then There Were All Those Problems

This series is… ahem. Mostly interesting in the way The Strain series degrades as you go. Book one is promising! Book two is just plain boring and a little far fetched, plus you start getting mysoginy fatigue and realizing you have not seen a single non-white person yet. Book three? Pure bull. Pure, unadulterated, illogical nonsense. It was almost entertaining…

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vicious real life super heroes
Dark, Fantasy, Non-fiction, Well known books

[General lit] Vicious..ly Odd, But Really Good? + Added Reality For Kicks Vicious by V.E. Schwab + Real Life Super Heroes by Nadia Fezzani

Trying my first V.E. Schwab book, I wasn’t sure what to expect – her books seem to be really big in the community, and yet I didn’t even know which kind of books they were. Would it be funny, sad, jokey or filled with adventure? I should have known better. I mean, I know the book world now mostly goes…

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little friend
Buddy read, Dark, Fiction, Literary, Well known books

[Literary] Great Social Commentary, But Poor Reading Experience The Little Friend by Donna Tartt - Buddy Read with JJ @ This Dark Material!

It seems I can never go a month without a buddy read! And that’s good, because they’re so much fun. This time, me and JJ @ This Dark Material read The Little Friend by Donna Tartt. Tartt is actually one of my favorite authors, although previously I had just read one book by her – The Goldfinch, which is one of my…

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all systems red
Diversity, Fiction, Humor, Loved-it, Rising star, Scifi, Well known books

[Scifi+humour review] Ridiculously Introverted Murderbot vs Humanity – 1:0 All Systems Red by Martha Wells

I had heard all sorts of wonderful things about All Systems Red before I picked it up (I have a lot of Goodreads friends who know their stuff when it comes to sci-fi! Yes, I’m looking at you, Caro M.) Now I trust their recommendations even more, because this book is easily my best February read. 5 Reasons To Read…

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snow flower and the secret fan
Buddy read, Fiction, Historical, Loved-it, Other-cultures, Well known books, Women's

Read About Women’s Struggles And Relationships In Traditional China Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

I LOVED Snow Flower and the Secret Fan! It was sad, yet fulfilling, true and honest, yet fictional. A truly moving story about the hardships of being a woman in nineteenth-century China. Yes, foot binding too. We’ll get there. By the way, this is going to be a buddy read review, so get ready to read a lot of questions and answers!…

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dumplin
Buddy read, Fiction, Well known books, YA

Finding Your Beauty Queen – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy A Book About Accepting Yourself And Taking Everything From Life

This time we have Dumplin’ as our buddy read! I’ve decided to make the buddy read feature appear more often on the blog, because: have you TRIED buddy reading? It’s so much fun! it gives exposure to other bloggers it often helps you dig that old book from your TBR and just read it already! Check out on Goodreads Get at…

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gemina amie kaufmann jay kristoff
Fiction, Loved-it, Scifi, Scifi month, Well known books

It’s Explosive, It’s Blue, It’s In Space… It’s GEMINA! Let's Pretend You Haven't Already Heard Everything About This Book

5 Reasons To Read Gemina!! What is Sci-Fi Month without an incredibly popular YA novel set in space? And even though I’m sure there is no way I’ll be able to possibly tell you anything about Gemina you haven’t heard yet… I’ll try my best. Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars Question. Have you read…

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contemporary scifi musts
Dark, Fiction, Loved-it, Nerdy and proud, Other-cultures, Scifi, Scifi month, Society, Well known books

Contemporary Sci-Fi Musts Remembrance of Earth's Past And Why You Should Know It

So there’s this sci-fi series that I like to fangirl about. Scratch that – everyone I know who’s read it basically fangirls about it. My boyfriend included. (Yes. It actually worked. I made my boyfriend start a series. Imagine that??) This series is called Remembrance of Earth’s Past and I’ll give you a couple reasons why you should know about it and…

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endurance by scott kelly
Edelweiss, Loved-it, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Well known books

5 Reasons To Read A Book By A Real Spaceman Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars You might have noticed that when I read nonfiction, I read some pretty crazy topics all over the place. This time! We’re delving into space. REAL SPACE. Not Your Sci-fi Space Lite™. And this is precisely the reason why you have to read real space memoirs, especially if you’re a sci-fi…

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Diversity, Fiction, Loved-it, Magical realism, NetGalley, Well known books, Women's

This Just In: Magical Alice Hoffman Still Writes Magically Or, Review of The Rules of Magic

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars You might have been able to tell from my headline that I really love Alice Hoffman’s writing. I started this year by reading Faithful and was insta-fanned right away (Yes, I just invented that word.) I also read Practical Magic in preparation for reading The Rules of Magic, and although I could…

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Attachments Rainbow Rowell
Fiction, Humor, Loved-it, Romance, Well known books, Women's

Emotional, ador(k)able, quirky and funny – Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Interview-style review along with Jackie from Death by Tsundoku!

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars I am so overjoyed to finally be blogging about this book! I have buddy read it with my blogger bestie Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku, and we’ve decided to do this interview-style post that I like doing so much. So you can read a similarly fashioned review on Jackie’s…

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I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
Diversity, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Well known books, Women's

Whoops… I didn’t like Maya Angelou’s most famous work. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★☆☆  3 stars So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic – rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it’s murdering you with how uninteresting…

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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
Diversity, Fiction, Literary, NetGalley, Well known books

I Feel Bad About Not Liking This One, But… The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★✬☆☆  2.5 stars Well… You never feel great when you are about to give a not-so-glowing review to a really well known, acclaimed writer’s work. But the review’s gotta be honest. So honest it will be. In fact, I’ve recently written a post about how to write a review for a book…

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