REVIEW: Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

In brief: Ray Carney is a fairly legitimate furniture store owner. But then his cousin drags him into a heist at the Hotel Theresa and it all kicks off from there… The good: It’s much more light hearted than Whitehead’s previous books. The not-so-good: Drags a bit at times. Why I chose it: Always here... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Yours Cheerfully by A.J. Pearce

In brief: The sequel to Dear Mrs Bird finds Emmy still at Woman’s Friend magazine, reporting on women workers during World War II. But it’s not as fun as the Ministry of Information makes out… The good: Even better than Dear Mrs Bird. The not-so-good: Emmy is sometimes too positive for me! Why I chose... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Reputation by Lex Croucher

In brief: Mean Girls meets 21st century binge drinking and partying in this Regency era coming of age story. The good: Ever wanted swearing and drinking in your tea parties? The not-so-good: The characters aren’t overly likeable and the debauchery gets old fairly quickly. Why I chose it: Sounded original. Year: 2021 Pages: 428 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

In brief: Libertie’s mother wants her to be just like her – a female doctor. But Libertie’s heart isn’t in it, and having darker skin than her mother means she is denied many freedoms. Will Libertie find her own freedom somewhere? The good: Beautiful writing with a heroine that is intriguing and frustrating. The not-so-good:... Continue Reading →

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