Short Stories by Black Authors

Today is the last day of February, which means Black History Month is ending. But, that doesn’t mean that you should stop reading books by Black authors! It’s so important to me to diversify my reading and seek out authors who offer a new and exciting perspective. If you’re looking for more of that in your own reading, try pickingContinue reading “Short Stories by Black Authors”

Poems for Black History Month

It’s February which means it’s Black History Month! There are so many great ways to celebrate this month, and reading Black authors is just one way to learn something new or expand your worldview. If you’re looking for something to read this month, or any month, maybe try some poetry collections by Black authors. IContinue reading “Poems for Black History Month”

5 Rumpelstiltskin Retellings

It’s that time again! Time for another #fairytalefridays. Today we’re going to look at a few Rumpelstiltskin retellings. I was inspired to make this list after listening to Spinning Silver on audio, but it was a challenge! I’d love to see more Rumpelstiltskin retellings. But, until those get written, here are a few to try! Continue reading “5 Rumpelstiltskin Retellings”

4 Twelve Dancing Princesses Retellings

As a child, the Twelve Dancing Princesses always captivated me. I remember getting a beautifully illustrated picture book from the library and pouring over the pages each day. My love for the story has continued, and I am always thrilled to find a retelling. Here are some of my favorites for #fairytalefridays.  House of SaltContinue reading “4 Twelve Dancing Princesses Retellings”

Holly Jolly Romances

Ho ho ho and merry December to all! I am a huge fan of the holiday season. There’s something about Christmas cheer that lightens my generally cold, depressed heart. So how do I get my dose of holiday cheer? Hallmark movies! Lifetime movies! Netflix movies! I honestly cannot get enough of their cheesy, saccharine storylines. But, if I want something with aContinue reading “Holly Jolly Romances”

5 Alice in Wonderland Retellings

I’m going to be honest on this #fairytalefridays. I actually really dislike Alice in Wonderland. I’ve always found it incredibly creepy. But, I have enjoyed some retellings, especially the ones that really lean into the darkness of the story. If you’re looking for some thrills and chills, try one of these retellings.  A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney: Alice is trained to battleContinue reading “5 Alice in Wonderland Retellings”

Indigenous Poetry

November is Native American heritage month! I love reading books by Indigenous authors all year long, but this month I decided to foray into poetry by Indigenous writers. I’ve read some really wonderful collections that celebrate the breadth and diversity of the Indigenous experience with beautiful imagery and sharp prose. If you’re looking for some quick reads that reallyContinue reading “Indigenous Poetry”

Five Word Reviews

Ok, I am VERY late with these mini reviews for October, but in my defense…I have no defense. Time is somehow both moving painfully slowly and incredibly fast. Do you ever have that feeling? October was a busy month for me with audiobooks and sequels. Check out what I’ve been reading and see if anything strikes your fancy! Continue reading “Five Word Reviews”

5 Beauty & the Beast Retellings

It’s #fairytalefridays! I am so excited because today we are going to look at one of my absolute favorite stories, Beauty & the Beast. As a child, I was obsessed with Belle and loved the movie, even though I was petrified that the Beast would hop out of the VHS and kidnap me. For this reason, IContinue reading “5 Beauty & the Beast Retellings”

5 Little Red Riding Hood Retellings

Welcome back to #fairytalefridays! Little Red Riding Hood has recently seen a surge in retellings, I’ve noticed, and I’m here to devour them all. I love the dark takes that people have on what is already a pretty dark story! If you’re ready for a little grittiness in your story, these retellings fit the bill.  The Girl in Red by ChristinaContinue reading “5 Little Red Riding Hood Retellings”