The Future is Female

Do you tend to gravitate toward a certain genre? Maybe books with a similar theme or tone? In reflecting on my reading habits recently, I’ve found that when I hit a lull in my borrowing, I always fall back on science fiction with a feminist bend. I love the play on gender, sexuality, and genderContinue reading “The Future is Female”

Bridgerton Readalikes

Did you fall in love with Bridgerton on Netflix? It’s a sumptuous adaptation of Julia Quinn’s novel, “The Duke and I,” and it is so exciting to see a local author’s (yay Washington state!) stories be adapted for the screen. If you have already read the book series and binged every episode of the show,Continue reading “Bridgerton Readalikes”

These Feathered Flames

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy Two sisters must navigate political scheming, dying magic, secret societies, and a nation on the brink of war in order to claim their throne and restore magic to the world. I absolutely loved this novel. It was smart, fresh, and enchanting. The author did a stellar job with world-building.Continue reading “These Feathered Flames”

A House is a Body

A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy A House is a Body is an immersive and provocative collection of short stories blurring the line between dreams and reality and exploring themes of identity, desire, and modernity. Though each story stands alone, they are all driven by complex female characters. This is Shruti Swamy’s debutContinue reading “A House is a Body”

Love the Queen’s Gambit? Rook No Further!

I, like seemingly everyone in the world, spent the weekend binge watching The Queen’s Gambit. Oooh baby was it good. The storyline and the acting were outstanding and can we talk about the lighting? Absolutely gorgeously shot. I started the series with apprehension (honestly, who thought watching chess would be that tense?), but ended itContinue reading “Love the Queen’s Gambit? Rook No Further!”