“Imagine a fantasy world inspired by West African-culture, written as a reaction to the systemic violence against black Americans and you have Children of Blood and Bone, the first instalment in a planned fantasy trilogy written by 24-year-old Nigerian-American Tomi Adeyemi.” Kayti Burt Fantasy is not a genre I usually care to dip my toes into, but it was on the Project LIT book club list, and… Read More

July 30, 2018

If I begin in the order that I read them: Seeking Refuge, is a graphic novel written by Irene Watts and drawn by Kathryn E. Shoemaker.  This novel was a pleasant surprise, as I hadn’t realised Goodbye Marianne was the start of a trilogy that was based around Watt’s experiences as a refugee in the United Kingdom during the war.  I was curious to learn what happened… Read More

May 8, 2018

  I agree with the article in The New Yorker, that The Arab of the Future feels like an act of revenge by Riad Sattouf at his father for being dragged to volatile Libya and Syria during his childhood. Certainly, you cannot help but feel Riad’s stunned shock when they escape after one particularly horrific experience only to voluntarily return. Abdel Razek, is conveyed through Riad, a child narrator… Read More

May 6, 2018

This is a YA novel that doesn’t disappoint. It was on a list of 24 Books That Make You Stay Up Late Reading, and while I don’t agree with all the choices, this one had me literally reading till the early hours this morning.  Which recalled Stephen King’s devilish desire to mess with his readers lives because of “the gotta, as in: “I know I should be starting… Read More

April 29, 2018