A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in December 2020

Unity by Elly Bangs Like most of my favorite sf movies, such as Total Recall, Mad Max Fury Road, and Matrix, this book doesn’t let off on the action. Our protagonists are constantly on the run and things keep on happening. In short, I liked the fast pace. But like those same movies, this book was…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in November 2020

Race To The Finish Line by Aisha Yusuf I requested this book from Netgalley and I’m glad I did so! With a cover like that, there was no way I wasn’t requesting this book from Netgalley. I know that this is the work of a very young author and her craft will improve with experience. However,…

A Wrap-Up of Books Read in October 2020

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson Set in the era when Teddy Roosevelt was trying to modernize the New York PD, this novel follows a midwife. Owing to her husband’s unsolved murder and mugging, she knows too well how corrupt the department really is. So, when a pregnant woman at one of the boarding houses…

A Wrap-Up of Netgalley Reads — October 2020

And the Last Trump Shall Sound by Harry Turtledove, James Morrow, Cat Rambo This isn’t a novel but an anthology of three stories by different writers. Each one takes the events of an alternative US a bit farther. Mainly, Trump has died and Pence has succeeded him. The former has achieved a god-like stature for the masses. Things…

September 2020 — A Wrap-Up

A lot took place in September by which I mean we decided to visit the northern part of the country as part of a family vacation. Take out the time we spent traveling and we had like ten days to have fun. So, you can guess I didn’t get much reading done. What I did…

A Wrap-Up of Netgalley Reads in August 2020

Seven by Farzana Doctor A very very sad and heartbreaking account of a Bohra family that practices Female Genital Mutilation even in this age and day. Our protagonist is a married woman who has a daughter herself. She visits her family back in India after a long time. During that visit, she recovers a suppressed memory…

August 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh If you want to quickly catch-up on what happened in the book before this one, here’s my review. If you’re already up to speed, keep reading. So, this book was the most filler book of em all. All we get to see is how life is for the various couples…

July 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine As I review this book, the news of Rachel Caine’s passing is still fresh. I’ve loved reading her work and am sad that we won’t get to see what else she would have dazzled us with. When it comes to this installment, I think I can sum it up with…

July 2020 — Netgalley Reads

The Riddle of the Fractal Monks by Jonathan Pinnock So, this book isn’t a good choice for you if you haven’t read the previous ones in the series. That was the first thing to go wrong for me. Secondly, the main characters aren’t very nice people that you’d want to read about. The guy is spineless…

May 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman So. Much. Fun. When I began reading this, I wanted to kick Fat Charlie in the butt because he was that spineless. And I wanted to do the same to Spider because he wasn’t. I ended up liking both characters and their only-i-get-to-hurt-my-family philosophy. P.S. If you don’t like rambling…