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 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)”

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”

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]”