Banned Book Club (BBC) is a meme I host where we read one historically challenged book a month, in an effort to support free speech. August’s BoTM is Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. Banned for: The cover image of two boys kissing, including “sexually explicit LGBT content”, condoning public displays of affection. Goodreads synopsis: New…… Continue reading BBC spotlight: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
I received a copy of this book from its publicist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I had earlier worked Hannah Fielding to review her book, Indiscretion. As you’ll see in my review, it was an angsty story set in Spain which I enjoyed despite disliking…… Continue reading Concerto by Hannah Fielding
I received an advanced copy of this book from its publicists in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Explosive love story? A relationship that bends the rules of time as we know it? Mysticism? I heard these about the book and my first thought was “where can…… Continue reading The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons
I received a copy of this book from Transworld Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Transworld has a habit of publishing all my favourite reads and I’m so glad I received a review copy of this one! Ellie and the Harpmaker was one of my…… Continue reading Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior
There, I said it. I first read the book when I was a teenager, and yes, my first impression was that of a tragic love story too. But re-reading it and years of watching popular culture tell women that the tortured hero is sexy and “partner material” has convinced me otherwise. And now I’m going…… Continue reading No, Wuthering Heights is not a love story.
Chai Break is a periodic feature on This is Lit where we discuss books, blogging, and book blogging. I know, I know. You’re judging me for being so irregular with this feature. As always, I was reminded of it by a few blogging friends and *GASP* one friend who hates admitting that he reads my…… Continue reading Chai Break: We need to call a war on the phrase “guilty pleasure”.
I received an e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I picked up The Man You Meet in Heaven because of its interesting premise but it did not end up being the 5-star read I expected it to be. Read on…… Continue reading The Man You Meet in Heaven by Debbie Viggiano