Book Review — Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Poetry Concisely arresting and challenging the beliefs of family and the fantasies of tradition, the poems in Surviving Home show that home is a place that you endure rather than a place where you are nurtured. With unyielding cadence and unparalleled sadness and warmth, Katerina Canyon contemplates the prejudice and limitations buried …

Book Review — Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Thank you NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for the advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Fiction Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever. Malibu: August 1983. It's …

Book Review — I Always Carry My Bones by Felicia Zamora

Thank you Netgalley and University Of Iowa Press for the advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Poetry I Always Carry My Bones is a complex ideation for many people of color and migrant peoples. Felicia Zamora explores how familial history echoes inside a person and the ghosts of lineage …

Book Review — The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

Thank you NetGalley and Berrett-Koehler Publishers for an advanced reader copy of the second edition in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Non-fiction, Self-help This pioneering bestseller has become a rallying cry for a movement of radical self-love--the second edition shows readers how to grow the movement from self to systems and includes …

Book Review — Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Read for Roxane Gay's The Audacious Book Club A whipsmart debut about three women--transgender and cisgender--whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex. Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn't hate. …

Book Review — Kink: Stories edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell

Thank you Netgalley and Simon Schuster for the advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. This book is a collection of stories that crawls into the nooks and crannies of sexual imagination. I suggest that only those that are open to BDSM and other forms of kink read this book, because it may …

Book Review — If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

*Thank you NetGalley and Berkley Books for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 7/10 (4/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense Blurb from Goodreads, Bookshop, etc: When her favorite true crime podcast host goes missing, an adrift young woman sets out to investigate and plunges headfirst into the wild backcountry of Northern …

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