Book Review: Tash Hearts Tolstoy, Kathryn Ormsbee

Summary: After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral. Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the…

Book Review: The Crown, Kiera Cass

Summary: When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force…

Book Review: The Fifth Wave, Rick Yancey

Confession time: I have a zombie apocalypse Pinterest board.  So really, when I started The 5th Wave, my inner survivalist was squealing in joy. A book that reflects my more niche interests! Excellent! A hardened and weary protagonist, who’s tired of running and needs to find her brother as part of a family-centric narrative? Awesome!…

Book Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Summary: A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends… First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s…

2018: A Reflection (Kinda)

Happy New Year, everyone! It has been entirely too long since I’ve last posted. I’m really slacking. This year, I didn’t meet my reading challenge goal. On the 31st, I was frantically reading manga volumes to try and reach my goal, but I didn’t make it in time, so I was at 70/80. That’s not…

Book Review: A Hero For WondLa, Tony DiTerlizzi

A Hero For WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: Eva Nine has finally found what she has always been looking for; other human beings. Having been rescued by Hailey, Eva couldn’t be happier, and now Hailey is taking Eva and her friends to the human colony New Attica, where humans of…

Book Review: Black Man in a White Coat, Damon Tweedy, M.D.

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary: One doctor’s passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans When Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his…

Book Review: The Price You Pay, Aidan Truhen

The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary: All is good in the life of Jack Price. His drug operation is the Amazon of cocaine trafficking, and no one can breach his complex security system. But then: his downstairs neighbor is professionally executed. That the murder is a sign for…

Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon My rating: 1 of 5 stars Summary: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some…

May TBR

So, I may or may not have pushed myself into a reading slump back in February, and I also may or may not have read 0 books in the last month. Maybe. What can I say? Sometimes, you just read a book so good (or a series, in my case), that you just can’t take…

Troublesome Thursday: The Thing About Fantasy Worlds

It’s been a while, but it’s time for another Troublesome Thursday! Today, I want to talk about fantasy worlds and worldbuilding- fantasy racism and slavery in particular. All too often, especially nowadays, I see people condemning books for having some…unsavory parts in that fictional history (or even there in the story), whether it is that the…

Anime Review: Devilman Crybaby

In January 2018, Netflix released Devilman Crybaby, a full adaptation of Go Nagai’s apparently scandalous manga (will confirm when I read it). Now, I checked out the summary, looked at the rating (TV-MA), and very promptly went to go find a content warning, because gore is not my thing and I’m just really squeamish. So here’s…