2018 · African Literature · Bookish · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Own Voices · WOC

Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”

Blurb: The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma’at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace…… Continue reading Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”

Book Review · Bookish · Fiction · L.M. Valiram · Own Voices · WOC

Mini Review- Part Star Part Dust: A story that will leave your heart and soul stuck in a Tug of War!

A millionaire, a widow and a monk. A plane crash. In this poignant and unforgettable debut novel three destinies are linked for eternity in a tale narrated by Time. Meet Radha. She was left in a dumpster on the side streets of Mumbai to die as she was born; premature and undernourished. Meet Mira. At…… Continue reading Mini Review- Part Star Part Dust: A story that will leave your heart and soul stuck in a Tug of War!

Book Review · Bookish · Contemporary · Diversity · Fiction · Islam · Muslim · Own Voices · WOC · YA

Book Review- Love, Hate & Other Filters: Fluffy moments, bigotry, and life.

Basic Keywords and Intro: Own Voices: Muslim debut Novel YA Contemporary  First Person Point of View + 3rd person interludes A Coming of Age Novel Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teen, faces Islamophobia after a horrific terror attack occurs. Maya is also torn apart between being a good girl & doing everything her parents expect of…… Continue reading Book Review- Love, Hate & Other Filters: Fluffy moments, bigotry, and life.

Diversity · Islam · Mental Illness · Muslim · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · Top 17 in 2017 · WOC

Top 17 in 2017: Underrated Bloggers

  Hello everyone! So Top 17 in 2017 is going to be a very short series, where I share different kinds of Top 17. A few days ago, I published my very 1st Top 17 in 2017. I talked about my favorite reads of 2017. If you are interested, you can check it out HERE!…… Continue reading Top 17 in 2017: Underrated Bloggers

Book Review · Bookish · Contemporary · Diversity · Kensington · Own Voices · Thriller · WOC · YA

Book Review: Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn

Title: Girl on the Verge Author: Pintip Dunn Publisher: Kensington Publication Date: June 27th, 2017 Genre: YA, Contemporary, Thriller Format: Ebook My Rating: 4/5 stars   Plot: How far would you go to belong? In her small Kansas town, at her predominantly white school, Kanchana doesn’t look like anyone else. But at home, her Thai grandmother chides her for being too westernized.…… Continue reading Book Review: Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn

Bookish · Diversity · Own Voices · Top5... · WOC

Top5…#4: Shaila Patel’s Top5 reasons for writing #OwnVoices

My Top 5 Reasons for Writing an #Ownvoices Novel #Ownvoices has become a hot hashtag this past year. It applies to any novel with diverse or marginalized characters written by authors from that same marginalized group. It was created to help identify authentic diverse books within a publishing world where #ownvoices stories were often overlooked.…… Continue reading Top5…#4: Shaila Patel’s Top5 reasons for writing #OwnVoices