The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba – Book Review

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba – Book Review

By: Chanel Cleeton My Goodreads Review: 4.5/5 Stars “Our lives are not defined by one thing; we are more than the events that happen to us." My Summary: The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton follows the lives of three women: Grace, Evangelina and Marina, during the Cuban War of Independence from Spain [...]

Pachinko – Book Review

Pachinko – Book Review

By: Min Jin Lee My Goodreads Review: 5/5 Stars “We cannot help but be interested in the stories of people that history pushes aside so thoughtlessly.” My Summary: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee tells the story of a Korean family through four generations, focusing around one woman named Sunja. The story begins in a small [...]

Going Back To Historical Fiction!

Going Back To Historical Fiction!

I recently noticed that I wasn't enjoying my books as much as I used to, and I couldn't figure out why. I'm reading books that come highly recommended or reviewed, but they just aren't resonating with me. After some reflection, I think I have realized the problem: I have veered too far and for too [...]

A Thousand Ships – Book Review

A Thousand Ships – Book Review

By: Natalie Haynes A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes is my third book from the list of nominees for the Women's Prize for Fiction. I've also read and reviewed Dominicana and Girl, Woman, Other. My brief summary: This book follows the aftermath of the Trojan War, solely from the perspective of the women involved.  Each [...]