CA Wittman’s Synanon Kid: A Brief Review

  I had never heard of the Synanon cult before the book Synanon Kid came to my attention; but c’mon, we are all intrigued by such stories, right? Well, this memoir of CA Wittman’s time in Synanon doesn’t disappoint.   Kidnapped in the night by two women, one of whom was her own mother, Celena spent five Read More

New Books by WOC, QTBIPOC, GNC, and more – June 2018 Releases

Need a new book for June? Here’s a roundup of the new books by women being released in June that I am most excited about, with a focus on womxn and gender non-conforming people from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. If you are curious about which books I focus on, see my Review Policy. These are Read More

Leaving the Queer Desert: A Review of Genevieve Hudson’s A LITTLE IN LOVE WITH EVERYONE

  Can one be in love with a book? Like have an ongoing relationship with it in which you spend time with it, learn new things from it, appreciate and value it, grow from it? And I’m not talking about being in love with a book like some of those women are in love with, Read More

What I’m Reading – 13 May 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! We’ve been working so hard on home renovations that it is nice to have a bit of a break today. I’ve been super busy at work as well but am still carving out time to do some reading. Here are some of the highlights: I just started and ARC of Hybrid Child Read More

New Books by WOC, QTBIPOC, GNC, and more – May 2018 Releases

Need a new book for May? Here’s a roundup of the new books being released in May that I am most excited about, by and/or about women of color, LBTQ+ women, women with disabilities, gender non-conforming people, feminists, and womxn from other historically underrepresented and underserved communities. If you are curious about which books I Read More

What I’m Reading – 17 April 2018

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted What I’m Reading – so here’s a new one. In the last month or so, I’ve finished reading several books: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd A Little in Love With Everyone by Genevieve Hudson Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires My reviews of Read More

The Light Within: A Review of Shobha Rao’s GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER

Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter is an intense story of survival and sisterhood.  And so much more.  Set in India against a backdrop of a strict caste system, arranged marriages, and harsh poverty, the two main characters of Rao’s poetic story develop an unlikely friendship that proves to be an enduring constant on which they Read More

A GIRL LIKE THAT by Tanaz Bhathena: A Brief Review

A unique debut novel by Tanaz Bhathena, A Girl Like That, is a fascinating and fierce story of young love, life, and death. The book grabs the reader from the first pages when you learn that the main characters just died in a tragic car accident. As they hover over the scene, they reflect upon Read More

Escaping Captivities: A Review of SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD by Jasmin Darznik

Jasmin Darznik’s latest book is a novel based on the life and work of Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad. Darznik’s first book, entitled The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life, was a New York Times bestseller. With her current work, Darznik tries her hand at recreating the life of Iran’s most provocative poet Read More

New Books by WOC, QTBIPOC, GNC, and more – March 2018 Releases

Need a new book for March? Here’s a roundup of the new books by women being released in March that I am most excited about, with a focus on womxn and gender non-conforming people from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. If you are curious about which books I focus on, see my Review Policy. These are Read More