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 …

Book Review — Goodbye, Again by Jonny Sun

Photo Credit: Rozette Rago *Thank you NetGalley and HarperAudio for this book in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 9/10 (5/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Essays, Non-fiction Blurb: Jonny Sun is a delight and this book is delightful. Through what I can only describe as musings, Sun describes the world in his careful and descriptive way-- filtering …

Book Review — Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

*Review may contain spoilers. Rating: 9/10 (5/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Non-fiction, collection of essays Blurb: Hood Feminism is a critique of modern feminism and how mainstream feminists aren't intersectional, particularly when it comes to race. Interspersed with reflections and stories of her upbringing, Kendall not only provides a searing admonishment of modern feminist movements, but also …

Book Review — Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession by Rachel Monroe

*Review may contain spoilers. Rating: 7.5/10 (4/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Non-fiction, True Crime Blurb: In Savage Appetites, Rachel Monroe uses four stories about women who become obsessed with some aspect of True Crime. These four women are meant to represent four archetypes in this genre: detective, victim, attorney, and killer. The introduction is promising and honestly, …

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