the girl who smiled beads review

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya was sent to me by the publishers. This has not affected my thoughts about the book. A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us. Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in … Continue reading the girl who smiled beads review

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top 5 recommendation | best books of 2018 (so far!)

I've read a lot of really great books so far this year - so I thought I would mention five books that I LOVED. This isn't in any particular order. FreshwaterDeliciously dark, Freshwater is Akwaeke Emezi's debut novel about fractured selves. Ada's alternate selves (Asụghara and Saint Vincent) develop after she is sexually assaulted, and protect … Continue reading top 5 recommendation | best books of 2018 (so far!)

meaty review

Meaty by Samantha Irby is a hilarious and irreverent ode to the modern woman. In it, she talks about all aspects of modern life, as well as her personal experiences with Crohn's Disease. The debut essay collection by Chicago writer and performer, Samantha Irby, creator of bitchesgottaeat.com. Samantha Irby explodes onto the page in her … Continue reading meaty review