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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This story was excellent! Told from the point of view of 14 year old Arnold Spirit Jr. also known as Junior. Junior was born with Hydrocephalus, a diverseability that causes, seizures, a lisp, and Junior to be smaller in size. Because of his diverseability, Junior is often bullied, not only by other kids on the… Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

This book is amazing! Written by the talented Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch trilogy, The Never Tilting World follows the stories of it's four (!) main characters as they journey to the Abyss to fullfill their destinies and heal the Breaking. The story follows Catseye Lan; a noble healer and fighter, her girlfriend… Continue reading The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

I have had this book on my book wish list for quite awhile now, and finally ordered it. I was not disappointed. This book is a collection of 4 stories of women and men in different African countries and some of the struggles that they have faced just trying to live their everday lives. From… Continue reading A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

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The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

*SPOILER ALERT!* The Shadowglass is the last book in the Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco. And it was amazing! This book deftly brought together the past and the present, weaving them into a hard-to-put-down story. I loved this book! I enjoyed the journey following Tea and Kalen as they did whatever it took to… Continue reading The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

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The Heartforger by Rin Chupeco

The Heartforger is the second novel in the Bone Witch trilogy. The Heartforger focuses a bit more on Khalad and what his abilities as a forger include. Tea needs to help save Prince Kance from a sleeping sickness. Kalen still is suscpcious of Tea and her magic, and the Faceless are about causing trouble. Without… Continue reading The Heartforger by Rin Chupeco

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

So this book isn't typically a genre that I read, but I saw it on bookstagram and was intrigued after reading the poster's review of it. I have to admit that it was a hard read for me. 1st because it's non-fiction and I typically find non-fiction to be boring, so it took me awhile… Continue reading Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

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The Nectar of Pain by Najwa Zebian

The Nectar of Pain is an amazing collection of poetry. It deals with heartbreak, letting go, moving on and healing. Having had my fair share of heartbreak, relationships ended with misunderstanding and lies, a lot of the poems in this collection really spoke to me. As I said in my last poetry post, poetry is… Continue reading The Nectar of Pain by Najwa Zebian

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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

*brief spoilers ahead* I really enjoyed reading Queen of the Conquered. It was such a fascinating story and hard to put down. I really got pulled into it. I liked the complexities of the main character Sigourney Rose, and I liked how other characters were portrayed. Alida Nørup was a faveourite secondary character, and I… Continue reading Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

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Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

Without You, There Is No Us is an incredibly interesting story set in the much unknown North Korea. The author, Suki Kim, is a Korean-American journalist. She gains entry to North Korea posing as a missionary teaching the sons of North Korea's elites. The story is about her day to day life, as she teaches… Continue reading Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

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Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

So.. this is it. The final novel in The Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake. Will the Rebellion fight against the Queensguard? Will Jules become Queen? Which of the sisters will die, Mirabella, Arsinoe or Katharine, and which will survive? What will happen to Fennbirn? What becomes of the dead queens and the mist?… Continue reading Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake