A noir poem set in downtown Cairo, The Apartment in Bab el-Louk is a vignette of observations and thoughts of a recluse who peeps through their window at men yelling in the street or scurries through their neighborhood when needed.
A memoir about what it's like being a woman and mother in science, and what it's like trying to gain acceptance in a field dominated by men.
A sweet novella about falling back in love when you forget why you fell in love in the first place.
The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor is the love story to Syria and her people, to her complex and rich history, her poignant present, and her hopeful future.
"It was about time the world saw Egypt not through a Western lens, but through an authentically Egyptian one."
Well-researched, along with photos, headlines, and historical notes, Suspect Red is a great historical fiction read! Even though it's middle grade, I still enjoyed reading it and learned a bit more about life during the Red Scare. The historical backdrop is woven deftly throughout the story, and at the end, there's a list of resources for further reading.
A spooky graphic novel with minimalist illustrations that are symbolic of depression.
What unfolds reads like a quintessential gothic novel. Not quite as gloomy or dark, but certainly has an atmosphere that lends itself to deep shadows and cold nights.
Horrid tells the story of Jane, whose father died 5 weeks ago, and whose mother is lying to her.
Someone we Know is a slow-burning read, with everything coming to a quick head at the end.