Essays · Feminist · Non-fiction

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

My rating: 5/5 stars The word feminist has cultivated a reputation for angry, power-hungry, bra-burning women.  I probably would not describe myself as a feminist, and yet I think that I am.  If being a feminist means that I want equality for all, thoughtfulness and compassion, and the ability to make life choices without incurring… Continue reading Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

CanLit · Fiction · Horror · Mystery/Thriller

The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker

My rating: 5/5 stars By now my love of scary books is well-known for sure (see post Books to Scare the Sh*t Out of You) but now I’m wishing I had read The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker when I wrote it because it would rocket to the very top of the list!  This is not… Continue reading The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker

Cults · Fiction · Religious

Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley

My rating: 3/5 stars “All great journeys are made in faith.”     – Amity and Sorrow It is most certainly faith that leads a young mother, Amaranth, to steal her two daughters away from the zealously-religious, polygamist commune that has been her home for the past 20 years.  After driving for more than four straight… Continue reading Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley

Autobiography · Classics · Feminist · Fiction

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

My rating: 4/5 stars This book is one of many on my TBR that comes from a category of books that I feel obliged to read.  Widely recognized as one of the greatest pieces of literature from the 20th century, it has been touted as feminist literature almost to cliché.  Sylvia Plath’s short life has… Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Fiction · Mystery/Thriller

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

My rating: 5/5 stars “Once upon a time, in a far-off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope beating inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through their bones.  They held me captive for thirteen days.  They wanted… Continue reading An Untamed State by Roxane Gay