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)”

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)”

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”

10 Books I Couldn’t Put Down (Part 1)

Though this is hardly an exhaustive list, here—in no particular order— are 10 of my all-time favourite books: 10. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost 9. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo 8. The Iliad by Homer 7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 6. Dracula by Bram Stoker