Latest book buys

Like most book bloggers, I have a seemingly insurmountable TBR pile. Am I gonna read it down to a respectable size before buying more books? Hell no. Here are my latest book buys, all of which are skipping the queue and jumping to the top of my TBR pile. Let's Go Play at the Adams', … Continue reading Latest book buys

Review: ‘Tokyo Ueno Station’ Yu Miri

As a work of post-tsunami literature and a protest against the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this novel is of utmost importance to this moment, a powerful rebuke to the Imperial system and a sensitive, deeply felt depiction of the lives of Japan's most vulnerable people. Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year … Continue reading Review: ‘Tokyo Ueno Station’ Yu Miri

Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix

Patricia Campbell's life has never felt smaller. Her ambitious husband is too busy to give her a good-bye kiss in the morning, her kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she's always a step behind on thank-you notes and her endless list of chores. The one thing she has to … Continue reading Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix

‘It’s Not About the Burqa’ Edited by Mariam Khan

In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn’t know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were neither Muslim, nor female? Years … Continue reading ‘It’s Not About the Burqa’ Edited by Mariam Khan

DNF: ‘The Trickster’s Lover’ Samantha MacLeod

Caroline Capello doesn't take chances. Until a god appears in her bedroom. Loki, the irresistibly sexy Norse god of fire and lies, doesn't get attached. When he appears in Caroline's apartment late at night to upend her studious world, both the god and the mythology graduate student assume one passionate night together is all they'll … Continue reading DNF: ‘The Trickster’s Lover’ Samantha MacLeod