Friday Reads: The Silence of the Girls

This weekend, I'm reading another book on the Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. This is a retelling of The Illiad, told from the perspective of Briseis, one of the women who is forced into slavery during the Trojan War.   Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday... Continue Reading →

Friday Reads: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Although I'm already looking ahead to next weekend's Deweys 24 Hour Readathon, I'm excited to finish this reading month on a high note, with the second book in the Winternight Trilogy: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden.   Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday 56…   Book Beginnings is a bookish... Continue Reading →

Friday Reads: The Night Watch and Idaho

Thinking of everyone who is in Florence's path. Please stay safe!! It's most likely going to be a very rainy weekend here, so I'm hoping to catch up on some reading and blogging. I'm currently enjoying The Night Watch by Sarah Waters and Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday 56…     Book... Continue Reading →

Friday Reads: Romantic Outlaws and Testament of Youth

This month, I'm participating in two lovely nonfiction read-alongs. I'm reading Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon with Juliana from [the] Blank Garden (and the Tales & Co Goodreads Group); and Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain as part of the #cctestament read-along hosted by Jillian from In Her Books. Both... Continue Reading →

Friday Reads- An Extraordinary Union

For this week's Friday reads, I decided to feature one of my current reads: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. I've only heard good things about this Civil War era Historical Romance-which features an amazing mixed race couple who are serving as spies for the Union. So far I'm really enjoying it, and think it will make... Continue Reading →