Like many others, I had no idea this was a book series until it came out on Netflix. I, of course, binge watched it and immediately had to read the books.
So, I wasn't be able to go to my local Friends of the Library sale last month (and I am SUPER bummed), but I did pick up these new reads in the last month from the Barnes & Noble #BookHaul and from Book of the Month Club and I'm very excited to get through my books on deck to get to these! There are also a few ARCs I'll be reading and reviewing this month too.
As we celebrate Women's History Month, I can't help but overhear or read comments about the beauty, or lack thereof, or prominent female figures in history. It's baffling to me that even in knowing the impact that certain women had/have on today's society, people are still quick to comment on their appearance before their accomplishments. … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Affirmations for Little Girls [‘Other Than You’re So Pretty’]
Ayser's story is the perfect juxtaposition between the immigrant trying to fit into American society as well as the Muslim Arab raised in America that no longer fits into Arabic society. Essentially, Ayser is in limbo between two worlds that she doesn't quite fit into. No matter where she sits, she's on the wrong end of the table.
February was a great month of reading! I read and listened to quite a few novels this month, including a few ARCs. I took a dip into Fantasy, Romance, Nonfiction, and Urban Fiction. Take a look at these mini reviews and let me know what you think!
Historically, I've always steered away from romance novels. However, after reading 99 Percent Mine, I am a fan and Sally Thorne has won my heart.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea transports us back to 2002 in the wake of 9/11 when tensions are high and negative extremist stereotypes of Muslims are rampant. Here, we meet Shirin, a 16 year-old Muslim-American who's learning how to navigate high school in this new post-9/11 reality. Shirin is just like any other American girl, but those around her can only see her hijab and the prejudices that surround her choice of showing her faith.