Nothing to Envy Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick Published December 29 2009Pages: 338Format: Library Copy (Hardcover)Tags: Nonfiction, History, Politics, Korean History | Synopsis From the Publisher | Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to … Continue reading Nothing to Envy Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Moxie Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Published September 19 2017Pages: 330Format: Library Copy (Hardback)Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Feminism, High School, Realistic Fiction, Strong Female Lead, Mothers & Daughters | Synopsis From the Publisher | Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed … Continue reading Moxie Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Big Sleep Reviewed || Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Published February 6 1939Tags: Murder-Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Noir, Detective StoriesFormat: Physical copy (Library)Pages: 231 | Synopsis From the Publisher | A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, … Continue reading The Big Sleep Reviewed || Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim Published August 7 2018Tags: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, South Korean CultureFormat: E-AudioPages: 417 | Synopsis From the Publisher | When the communist-backed army from the North invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee … Continue reading If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Guinevere Deception Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White Published November 5 2019Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Strong Female LeadFormat: E-Book, ARCPages: 352 | Synopsis From the Publisher | There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl. Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic … Continue reading The Guinevere Deception Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Bees Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Bees by Laline Paull Published May 6th, 2014Tags: Animal PoV, Fiction, Mothers and Daughters, NatureFormat: Audiobook (Library Copy)Pages: 340 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is … Continue reading The Bees Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Published October 11th, 2016Tags: 20th Century, Diverse, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Magical-Realism, Multiple PoV, Crime, PoC, Race Issues, Twenties, Urban Fantasy, YAFormat: Physical Book, Library CopyPages: 384 | Synopsis From the Publisher | In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at … Continue reading Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing

The Grace Year Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett Published October 8th, 2019Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Feminism, ViolenceFormat: Physical Book, ARCPages: 416 | Synopsis From the Publisher | In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin … Continue reading The Grace Year Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush Published September 14th, 2013 by University of California PressTags: 18th Century, Family, History, Korean Culture/History, Memoir, Monarch/Royals, Nonfiction, PoC, Political, Reading Women Challenge 2019Pages: 400 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which … Continue reading The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read