(Book Review) The Perfect Girlfriend

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton will be published March 26, 2019. I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. If you enjoyed You (either the novel by Caroline Kepnes or the Lifetime/Netflix series), then this novel could be a good next read for, well, you. In The Perfect Girlfriend, Lily/Elizabeth/Juliette is obsessed with … Continue reading

(Book Review) Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

What a lovely, lovely, important book. Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Janet Dewart Bell includes interviews with nine black women about their work in the Civil Rights Movement, often emphasizing their focus on their intersectional experiences of race, gender, and class. In Lighting the Fires of Freedom, Bell has … Continue reading

Historical Context: The Year of the Woman

This month, there was a flurry of press about the women being sworn into the House of Representatives, among them Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress; the first two Native American women elected to Congress, Deb Haaland and Sharice Davis; and Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress, and one … Continue reading

Book Review: The Suspect by Fiona Barton

Last year, I listened to an audiobook of Fiona Barton’s The Child and loved the twists in the story and how the narrative jumped between characters, providing different perspectives on the case with very different agendas. That book became a go-to mystery novel recommendation for me. I jumped at the chance to preview Barton’s new novel, The Suspect. This book … Continue reading