Non Fiction

North to Paradise by Ousman Umar

Translated by Kevin Gerry Dunn I have read quite a few books about the refugee crisis from different countries just this year. This book has a more unique ending than a few others. The entire book feels like a translated work, this being one of the rare occasions that that is actually a bonus.The bewilderment… Continue reading North to Paradise by Ousman Umar

Drama

Autumn by Ali Smith

I borrowed this book a long time ago and returned it without reading it. On yet another library trip, I ended up wanting to give it another shot and actually read it on my next train journey.I was a little surprised by the content. Somehow, given the cover and the blurb, I was expecting short… Continue reading Autumn by Ali Smith

Chick lit, Fantasy, Feel good, Romance

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Narrated by: Samara MacLaren I had both digital and audio copies of this book and decided to listen to it. It was further down my list of audiobooks, but it managed to make its way up, and I heard it to the end in very few sittings, something I rarely end up doing (continuously, that… Continue reading The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Chick lit, Comics & Graphic Novel

Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez,  Danica Brine, Hank Jones, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

This book is, in its essence, a coming-of-age book for our lead character with some really great art.There are multiple authors mentioned, and I am not exactly sure how that worked, but it felt quite seamless. We have four friends who have all finished their undergraduate together (one decides to go back for more), and… Continue reading Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez,  Danica Brine, Hank Jones, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou