Fifty Words for Rain

Cori’s Pick: Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie In Asha Lemmie’s emotional and twisty debut, Nori Kamiza is a half-Black girl born illegitimately into a noble Japanese family in 1940.  The saga begins with Nori’s mother dropping her at the steps of her grandparents’ Kyoto estate.  From there, we learn that Nori’s dark skin…

Wilder Girls

Rebecca’s Pick: Wilder Girls by Rory Power This is one of those books that I judged based on the cover. It was so pretty and intriguing that I had to know what it was about. Hetty has had the Tox for a year and a half now and is used to the bouts of pain,…

The Authenticity Project

Cori’s Pick: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley It’s the first of June and the start of summer is just a few weeks away.  I’m counting on it for a fresh start – anyone else?  In my book preferences I’m still bouncing between deeper literary reads, non-fiction, and books like this one that just make…

My Oxford Year

Cori’s Pick: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan Did you read the JoJo Moyes Me Before You trilogy?  Did you love it?  If so, I highly recommend you snatch up Julia Whelan’s tasty debut (April, 2018), sit back and prepare to laugh and perhaps shed a tear – no spoilers here, but for me, the…

Such a Fun Age

Cori’s Pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Have you read this book?  I desperately need to chat with people about this book.  Such a Fun Age is Kiley Reid’s debut novel and has received lots of hype, and rightly so.  It is relevant in painting a portrait of race and class in contemporary…