Book Review: Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Title: Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Published: 2017 Genre: Non Fiction – Social Issues Summary: A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response. My Rating: … Read More Book Review: Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Published: 2017 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil… Read More Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title: Between the World and Me Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates Published: 2015 Genre: Non-Fiction Social Issues Summary: In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring personal… Read More Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book Review: Power by Linda Hogan

Title: Power Author: Linda Hogan Published: 1998 Genre: Adult Literary Fiction Summary: When sixteen-year-old Omishto, a member of the Taiga Tribe, witnesses her Aunt Ama kill a panther-an animal considered to be a sacred ancestor of the Taiga people-she is suddenly torn between her loyalties to her Westernized mother, who wants her to reject the ways… Read More Book Review: Power by Linda Hogan

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Title: Frankenstein Author: Mary Shelley Published: 1818 Genre: Classic Literature – Gothic/Horror Summary: ‘Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?’ My Rating:  – but really 1.5 Today’s review of Frankenstein is brought to you by GIFs! Because they make… Read More Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Graver

Title: Unraveling Author: Elizabeth Graver Published: 1997 Genre: Adult Literary Fiction – Historical Fiction Summary: Growing up on a small New England farm, a determined young nineteenth-century woman named Aimee Slater ventures to Lowell, Massachusetts, to find work, a move that leads to a split with her mother. My Rating:  1/2 I have such conflicting emotions about this… Read More Book Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Graver

Book Review: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Title: In the Time of the Butterflies Author: Julia Alvarez Published: 1994 Genre: Adult Literary Fiction – Historical Fiction Summary: It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports… Read More Book Review: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez