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Book Review Historical Fiction

Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie – A book about sibling love and fate

Fifty Words for Rain, is the beautiful tale of Nori. The story takes place in Japan after the end of WWII. In the beginning of the book a young Nori is dropped off at the front door of her grandmother’s house by her mother, who disappears afterwards. Nori had never met her Obaasama before, but quickly learns her family is old Japanese aristocracy. Her grandmother treats Nori awfully, but Nori is a strong woman and learns to survive.

Book Review Non-fiction

We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib – A Queer Muslim Memoir

Reading this book was an amazing experience because I learned so much, I was told about my home from a perspective not my own. I read about a woman who had endured so much, but remained strong and true to herself. She experienced fear, betrayal, suppression, rejection, discovery, and in the end found acceptance.

Book Review Non-fiction

Untamed by Glennon Doyle – A Book about how to Break Free of your Cages

I picked up Untamed mostly because of its beautiful cover art. Untamed is a collection of short stories from the author’s life. Each story has a meaning or a lesson that she learned. The stories share her recent life while inspiring the reader, and providing insight into the world.

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