If you have been on this blog for some time now, you know I absolutely love We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. When I heard she was back with another minibook packed with some good feminist vibes, I had to jump on it. And as expected, I loved it! Continue reading
Stars:Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
by Michele Campbell
Expected publication: June 13th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
It’s Always the Husband
by Michele Campbell
Hardcover, 320 pages
Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge . . and someone else is urging her to jump.
How did things come to this?
As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other—but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband? Continue reading
The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn
Paperback, 528 pages Continue reading
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I missed the train on this one and I have no apologies for it. I remember it was such a big deal especially when the movies came out and everyone was talking about it. I mean, people are still talking about them decades later. They must have been great but I just feel like it is too late for me to get into them. Continue reading
The Lioness of Morocco
by Julia Drosten
Paperback, 448 pages
Independent-minded Sibylla Spencer feels trapped in nineteenth-century London, where her strong will and progressive views have rendered her unmarriageable. Still single at twenty-three, she is treated like a child and feels stifled in her controlling father’s house.
When Benjamin Hopkins, an ambitious employee of her father’s trading company, shows an interest in her, she realizes marriage is her only chance to escape. As Benjamin’s rising career whisks them both away to exotic Morocco, Sibylla is at last a citizen of the world, reveling in her newfound freedom by striking her first business deals, befriending locals…and falling in love for the first time with a charismatic and handsome Frenchman.
But Benjamin’s lust for money and influence draws him into dark dealings, pulling him ever further from Sibylla and their two young sons. When he’s arrested on horrible charges, the fate of Sibylla’s family rests on her shoulders, as she must decide whether she’ll leave him to his fate or help him fight for his life. Continue reading
Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation. Continue reading