The book traces back the history of Arab immigration to São Paulo. An Arab culture aficionada, Colli had a stint living in the Brás neighborhood of the city, where she found out about the history of Hospedaria do Brás, a public lodge which welcomes immigrants from multiple nationalities, including Syrian and Lebanese.
This was a fun, quirky, and satirical read. I don't normally go for these sorts of books and don't find "funny" books funny, but this one had me laughing at points.
The Morning they Came for Us is one of those books you don't read, but experience. If you're human, you will feel, and you will feel deeply. I recommend setting aside time to both read and take breaks to reflect while reading, especially with the descriptions of torture and violence.
All in all, a decent contemporary YA book, with heavy topics that are easily digestible by YA readers.
Her Royal Spyness is the first book in the Royal Spyness series. Georgie is 34th in line to the English throne, and penniless. Her half brother and his wife have "economized" and stopped her allowance, so Georgie goes to London to find a job.
There, she meets with the queen, who gives her a job: spy.
For fans of Outlander - you'll love the time travel perspectives, the mystery, and the Scottish headlands.
Ivory and Bone is an Ice Age retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
This story hit me hard. I expected it to be good, but it was so much more than that. It was...a beautiful piece of literature that outlines the life of a Palestinian girl, Deya, age 18, being forced into an arranged marriage.
Study reports we tend to prefer fictional villains who are darker versions of ourselves.
I loved Where the Crawdads Sing, and it's my favorite so far this year. Poignant, rich, and haunting, it deserves all the hype it's gotten, and more.