10 Riveting LGBTQ+ Books to Read for Pride Month (Or Any Month of the Year)- Part 1

10) Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi This is a book, in part, about a most unusual train voyage—if you’re like me, you may already be intrigued. Otto and Xavier set out with their pet mongoose on an overnight journey on The Lucky Day train. When they step aboard the former tea-smuggling locomotive, they notice that, notContinue reading “10 Riveting LGBTQ+ Books to Read for Pride Month (Or Any Month of the Year)- Part 1”

10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 2)

5) Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse In the post-apocalyptic world of Trail of Lightning, gods, heroes, and—most frighteningly of all—monsters roam the earth. Maggie Hoskie is a monster hunter. When a young girl goes missing from a small town, Maggie is their last hope of finding her. With the help of Kai Arviso, aContinue reading “10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 2)”

10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 1)

10) Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway transports the reader to a Cree community in northern Manitoba. Brothers Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are torn from their family, their language, their culture, and their entire way of life when they are sent to a hostile andContinue reading “10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 1)”

Working On A Book!—Útiseta Synopsis + Excerpt

After several months of writing, screaming, deleting, and rewriting, I’m finally nearing the end of my first novel. *cue triumphant music* In celebration of this approaching milestone, here is the synopsis (and a little excerpt) of Útiseta: Synopsis The shortcut had seemed like a good idea at the time. But a cemetery is no placeContinue reading “Working On A Book!—Útiseta Synopsis + Excerpt”

10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)

If you missed part one, you can check it out here. 4. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike (Tr. Deborah Boliver Boehm) Originally published in Japan in 1986, this tale of psychological horror tells the story of Teppei, Misao, and their daughter Tamao. When this young family moves into a new apartment complex (which, asContinue reading “10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)”

10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 1)

10. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons First published in 1989, this book is a little sci-fi, a little fantasy, and a whole lot of horror. This novel follows a secret society (I know: this part intrigued me too) of terrifying, quasi-vampiric beings. These beings possess the ability not only to read humans’ thoughts but alsoContinue reading “10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 1)”

Making Time for What You Love: Profile of Author Caitlyn Fournier

​The scorching hot September sun beats down on the myriad white tents which make up the Word on the Street festival.  Seated inside one of those tents, surrounded by copies of her books, is Caitlyn Fournier.  Fournier is the author of multiple books, including Hated, a romance novel about the son of an infamous Mafia member;Continue reading “Making Time for What You Love: Profile of Author Caitlyn Fournier”

6 Thought-Provoking Fiction Books For Stimulating Conversations

1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Though originally published in 1932, Brave New World is still very much relevant in the 21st century. This dark satire depicts the Earth as a supposed “utopia,” where humans are genetically bred and taught to suppress their emotions and free will through the use of pharmaceutical anesthetics. ThisContinue reading “6 Thought-Provoking Fiction Books For Stimulating Conversations”

Best Seller Exploration Part Two: 5 NY Times Best Selling Fiction Books by Women of Colour

1. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna Sixteen-year-old Deka yearns to be accepted by her village. But, when her blood runs gold—the colour of impurity— she knows she will have to choose between staying in her village and facing the consequences, or joining the fight in an army of young girls like her. 2. LegendbornContinue reading “Best Seller Exploration Part Two: 5 NY Times Best Selling Fiction Books by Women of Colour”

Best Seller Exploration Part One: 5 NY Times Best Sellers For Historical Escapism

I love historical fiction. If you also enjoy sneaking a peek into the lives of those who came before, one of these books might just be for you. 1. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn Thanks to the Netflix series Bridgerton, you may already be familiar with this one. Strictly speaking, the Regency eraContinue reading “Best Seller Exploration Part One: 5 NY Times Best Sellers For Historical Escapism”