Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: September 2022

diversity and inclusivity reading challenge sept 2022

This year I'm embarking on a personal Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge. This involves trying to ensure at least half of all the books I read each month feature either diversity or an inclusive, accepting world. I've defined diversity as involving books focused on one group (non-white because too many books have already featured enough white … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: September 2022

Book Review: Redspace Rising by Brian Trent

Title: Redspace Rising Author: Brian Trent Publisher: Flame Tree Press Publication date: September 13, 2022 Genre: Science Fiction One Sentence Summary: Harris Alexander Pope has been undercover with the Partisans for 20 years, but the Order has reactivated him and now he's on a mission to hunt down the Partisan leaders while everyone around him plots … Continue reading Book Review: Redspace Rising by Brian Trent

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 21, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 21, 2022

Book Highlight: On a Blue Moon by Willow

Title: On a Blue Moon (The Daughters of Firth Tales #1) Author: Willow Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 3, 2022 Genre: Fantasy While Sam is canoeing on a wilderness lake in Canada he’s abducted and taken to a moon deep in space. Sam’s near death when a young girl, Willow, saves his life. Later, he … Continue reading Book Highlight: On a Blue Moon by Willow

Book Highlight: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

Title: Nostalgia is Heartless (The Heartless Series #2) Author: Sarah Lahey Publisher: She Writes Press Publication Date: October 26, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction Earth, 2050. Pregnant, unemployed, and living back home with her father, climate scientist Quinn Buyers wonders how she got to this point in her life. Her famous scientist mother is mysteriously missing, … Continue reading Book Highlight: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

Book Highlight: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Title: We Could Be Heroes Author: Mike Chen Publisher: MIRA Publication Date: January 26, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with … Continue reading Book Highlight: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Book Highlight: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray by O.R. Simmonds

Title: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray Author: O.R. Simmonds Publisher: Appellation Press Publication Date: July 30, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction 1980s LONDON. A SENSELESS MURDER, A BIZARRE DISAPPEARANCE AND A MYSTERY DECADES IN THE MAKING.William Wells, a gifted but risk-averse US college dropout living an unadventurous life in London, stumbles upon a … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray by O.R. Simmonds

Book Reviews: The Other Guest by Helen Cooper and Primeval Fire by C.T. Rwizi

I'm starting to think mysteries and thrillers are no longer really my thing. The few I've read, including the one below, haven't really held my attention or really interested me much. I keep trying, but I'm slowly realizing mysteries are only enjoyable if they're a cozy. Probably because the ones I pick up usually have … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Other Guest by Helen Cooper and Primeval Fire by C.T. Rwizi

Book Reviews: Upgrade by Blake Crouch and Revolution by David Dorrough

Today I have reviews for two very different books. One is a science fiction thriller that reads like an action thriller movie and the other is a fictional account of a group of people who live in and around LA. I must say I'm not much for the action genre of movies, so, while I … Continue reading Book Reviews: Upgrade by Blake Crouch and Revolution by David Dorrough

Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: June 2022

diversity inclusivity reading challenge

This year I'm embarking on a personal Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge. This involves trying to ensure at least half of all the books I read each month feature either diversity or an inclusive, accepting world. I've defined diversity as involving books focused on one group (non-white because too many books have already featured enough white … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: June 2022