12 Best Books of May & June 2021!

This month I’m doing my Best of Books wrap-up a little differently. The first section includes all the books that I would recommend or highly recommend with ease. The second portion has books that I felt rather indifferent about as a whole, but feel may be a better fit for other readers’ tastes, so I didn’t want to chuck them out completely.

Massive SFF Library Loot: Summer-time Reading Fun-time!

I got a humongous leaning tower of tomes and I’m excited to read them over the next three to four months. Joking and whining aside, the Summer heat is pretty atrocious for my physical health, so to avoid long bouts of bedrest, I figured it would be wise to hoard up on things that can help keep my ADHD occupied

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – Book Review

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab is a middle-grade, supernatural fantasy book that I grabbed from the library after I surprisingly found it chilling there on the shelf. I remember looking it up a few days prior only to discover that the hold list for it was a mile long. So, when it popped into…

Bonfire: A Novel by Krysten Ritter – Book Review

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter is a stand-alone mystery novel and the author’s debut release. I checked it out from my local library a few weeks ago probably for the same reason that many others did: I am a fan of Netflix’s Jessica Jones series, and I wanted to see what kind of story the main…

A Kill in the Morning by Graeme Shimmin – Book Review

A Kill in the Morning by Graeme Shimmin is a British science-fiction, alternate history stand-alone novel that I picked up due to it’s badass, cult classic type of cover. I honestly didn’t even read the synopsis until after I checked it out. While the novel didn’t blow my knee-high sockies off of my tiny little…

White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb edited & translated by Lequita Vance-Watkins and Aratani Mariko – Book Review

“Because the possibility for nuclear warfare exists, there is always, no matter how minor the conflict, the fear and threat that any war could lead to another nuclear holocaust.” White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb is an #OwnVoices non-fiction Japanese poetry and prose collection with contributions from various Japanese women. The book…

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris – Book Review

The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological crime fiction thriller, written by Thomas Harris, and was originally released in 1988. It is also the second novel in the Hannibal Lecter book series, but is usually read first, and can be read as a stand-alone. The novel follows FBI trainee, Clarice Starling, who is tasked…