Books, Reviews

A Definitive Ranking of Helen Oyeyemi Books

Ever since I first read Icarus Girl last year, Helen Oyeyemi has skyrocketed to the top of my 'favorite authors' list, and I've spent more than a little bit of time enthusiastically recommending her to every single person I know. Due to this greatness of hers, I've spent the past year working my way through her entire… Continue reading A Definitive Ranking of Helen Oyeyemi Books

Books, Reviews

The Book of Disquiet

Usually I'm one of those people who can't not finish a book once it's been started. Even if I can't stand the book and think it's pretentious and awful, I have to get to the end or I feel like I didn't give it a fair shot. Recently, I started reading a book called The Book… Continue reading The Book of Disquiet

Books, Reviews

Zahrah the Windseeker

It's been a hot second since I've read a YA book (the last one was Piratica in April, and it was both terrible & not worth discussion). I like to use them as palate cleansers between more hefty books, not because I think YA is frivolous, but because the writing itself tends to be less dense and… Continue reading Zahrah the Windseeker

Books, Reviews, Writing

The Canongate Myths series

~~Blog Pact default! Thanks to Anne, Mike, & Brendan, we all get to write punishment posts this week, which means BONUS FRIDAY POST. Thanks, guys! Go team!~~ I recommend a lot of books on this blog, but I don't recommend a lot of series. This is because I don't typically read books that come in… Continue reading The Canongate Myths series

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

As you may recall, I have made a resolution to read more books by ladies and people of color this year. While I was waiting for my shipment of lady books to come in from Powell's, I dug through my to-read shelf to see if there were any acceptable options hiding in among all the… Continue reading Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi