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”

TBR: 3 Books I Can’t Wait to Dive Into

1. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho If you know me, you know that I am a big fan of mythology/folklore and Korean drama series. According to the author, this book is inspired by both. Gu Miyoung is a gumiho—a nine-tailed fox who survives by feeding off the energy of men. One day, Miyoung encounters aContinue reading “TBR: 3 Books I Can’t Wait to Dive Into”

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco [Book Review]

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoPublished September 20, 2016326 pages Stalking Jack the Ripper is a story about a young woman ahead of her time.  While most upper-class Victorian girls find their minds occupied with thoughts of dress shopping, tea parties, and finding prospective husbands, Audrey Rose chooses to focus her thoughts elsewhere.  Namely, on studyingContinue reading “Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco [Book Review]”