Her Body and Other Parties

This collection contains short stories (and one novella) with a creepy/horror vibe, starring strong women who aren’t limited to stereotypical “female” interests or behaviors.

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Sabriel

Sabriel takes place in a society reminiscent of the early 20th century, but in a world where magic is known, though denied at the higher levels of society. There are two countries: Ancelestierre, which is normal human land, and The Old Kingdom, which is where magic runs rampant.

Future Home of the Living God

I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot of reviews of dystopian books from me in the coming months, because every time I read one, I find others I want to read. I saw Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich on this list of Uncomfortably Plausible Books about Dystopian America and knew immediately I wanted to read it

Chocolat

About a month or so ago, I was on Twitter and I saw a release announcement for a book that I soon realized was a sequel to Chocolat.

The Bus on Thursday

I found The Bus on Thursday on yet another “Read More Women” list on Electric Literature. It looked intriguing, so I did a little research. I kept seeing mash-up descriptions like ”Bridget Jones crossed with the Shining,” “Where’d you go Bernadette meets the Turn of the Screw,” and “Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in Twin Peaks.” I love almost all of these things, so I figured this would be a good one to check out.

Girl, Interrupted

Book: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Movie: Girl, Interrupted (1999) Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: Curled up in a warm blanket Reading Accoutrements:If you smoke, cigarettes. Seriously, the movie makes it seem like mental health institutions in the 60s were havens of unlimited cigarettes and unfettered smoking (which is probably somewhat true)…

Grad-versary Unreview

Happy 6th of May! We hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo! 7 years ago, we graduated college on May 5th, so we initiated the tradition of doing tequila shots together each year to honor the anniversary! It’s been too many years for us to do one for each year at this point, so…

Madness

Book: Madness by Marya Hornbacher Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: The Bathtub Reading Accoutrements: A Lavender bath bomb, or your choice of soothing scent. Content Notes: Eating Disorders, Addiction, Suicide Attempts, Medical Professionals not believing people about their symptoms It’s Mental Health Awareness month, and when I was thinking about what books…

Singing With All My Skin and Bone

Book: Singing With All My Skin and Bone by Sunny Moraine Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Horror fiction, Dark fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, Dystopian Fiction Preferred Reading Environment: A warm blanket, and a pet if possible. Some of these stories definitely make you want to snuggle Reading Accoutrements: How about a glass of water? Self Care is good…