Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: From Little Tokyo, With LoveAuthor: Sarah KuhnPublisher: Viking BooksPublication Date: May 11, 2021ISBN: 9780593327487 Synopsis from Goodreads:If Rika’s life seems like the beginning of a familiar fairy tale–being an orphan with two bossy cousins and working away in her aunts’ business–she wouldContinue reading “Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn”

Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Tokyo Ever AfterAuthor: Emiko JeanPublisher: Flatiron BooksPublication Date: May 18, 2021ISBN: 9781250766601 Synopsis from Goodreads:Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother,Continue reading “Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean”

Book Review: Girls Need Not Apply by Kelly S. Thompson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the ForcesAuthor: Kelly S. ThompsonPublisher: McClelland & StewartPublication Date: August 20, 2019ISBN: 9780771070952 Synopsis from Goodreads:At eighteen years old, Kelly Thompson enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Despite growing up in a military family —Continue reading “Book Review: Girls Need Not Apply by Kelly S. Thompson”

Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Title: How to Build a Girl Author: Caitlin Moran Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780062335999 Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time LadyContinue reading “Book Club No. 2: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran”

Review: Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady

*I received this copy from Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Emancipation Day Author: Wayne Grady Publisher: Anchor Canada Publication Date: paperback, November 2014 ISBN: 9780385677684 Synopsis from Goodreads: With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes theContinue reading “Review: Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady”

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Title: The Lost Girl  Author: Sangu Mandanna Published by: Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Published: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-06-208231-2 Wow. This is the word I choose to sum up Mandanna’s epic novel. It’s very rare that I’m so struck by a concept that is so shocking and morally-challenging, but so brilliant and complete. “EvaContinue reading “Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna”