First of all, this is not a sex guide. This book is the story of a butch Chicana lesbian- Karleen- who wants more than anything to get pregnant. I didn’t think much of this sypnopsis, just saw it on iBooks for a car ride and it looks short and easy. But halfway though I was rooting for the main character so hard, we have little in common but the book made me sympathize with her in a way that I forgot a book could.
Hi! I’ve read so many good books lately, and some… Not as great books, that I wanted to review all of them at once. So here are some short & sweet book reviews, all keeping to one or two sentences. Like if you enjoyed this format and want to see a post like this again!
Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters
This thrilling and tightly woven book is set in Victorian England, centering around a girl growing up amongst criminals and a girl with a fortune, and is basically what would happen if Charles Dickens wrote about lesbians.
The layered characters and intriguing plot make for an entertaining- and really hard to put down- historical novel.
Hi, and happy almost Valentine’s Day! Congratulations to every couple, and to those staying home reading like me, well here are
9 Valentine’s Day Reads for when you’re happy, sad, or lovesick:
This story within a book by Rainbow Rowell is a cute, classic take on first loves, fanfiction, and college. Any Harry Potter fan should read it for the Harry Potter references and throwbacks. The plot centers around a shy college freshman named Cath, who is an avid Baz and Simon shipper, an identical twin, and about to fall in love.
Why I love you- The light tone and the two love stories.
“I feel like a rock being skipped through the ocean—pain, relief, pain again, relief again, eventually destined to sink.”
I was really disappointed by History Is All You Left Me. I had been so excited for it, by the author of one of my favorite books- More Happy Than Not. But it was depressing, angsty, and overly confusing. The premise is that Griffin’s ex boyfriend, Theo, dies in an accident. He’s shocked, and this book is about him trying to come to terms with it.
Continue reading “History is All You Left Me: just leave this history on the shelf”
“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others“
This George Orwell classic left me speechless. Its about a group of animals who decide to take over a farm and kick their human owners out. But the pigs take control, and the result is bloody and tyrannical. This book is a sly satire of the Russian Revolution, and many events in the book can be traced back to things that really happened. For example, one of the pigs is based on Joseph Stalin.