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Autumn is almost here.  Here are some great books to read on a crisp Autumn night with a cozy cup of tea.
From left to right, @maggie_stiefvater #TheRavenCycle
Edward Gorey
Shirley Jackson #wehavealwayslivedinthecastle
#Metro2033 (the game is also excellent)
And @neilhimself
#TheGraveyardBook and #Coraline
This was an intriguing read. The story takes you to an oppressed island where things are made to dissappear. The Memory Police are terrifying and the characters entangle you emotionally. The ending seemed abrupt to me, which is the only reason I gave it 4 out 5 stars.
Maryse Conde takes you on an emotional journey. You get attached to Babakar and Anais. The journey bringing the Haitian immigrants experience in the small island of Guadalupe in vivid emotion. So beautifully written. Worth adding to your library. 5 Stars
May is #asianamericanpacificislanderheritagemonth and I will be participating in ReadwithCindy’s #AsianReadathon. I hope you will join and read along.
Best Romantic,AfroLatinx representation, humour filled love story. 5 out of 5 stars!
This book is a humorous but truthful look at motherhood from conception (which was an ordeal for the author)to child rearing a full family. At times I thought the writer was overly critical of herself, but the brave soul always found a way to grow throughout. I gave it 5 out 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

So excited! Received two advance proofs from @worldedbooks . Thank you!
From French writer Maryse Condé “Waiting for the Waters to Rise” A  global journey of three friends, with three different identities  looking for a more compassionate world. First published in France. To be published here in August.
Next is Spanish writer Nuria Labari “World’s Best Mother” an edgey memoir about motherhood. First published in Spain to be published here in April. Review to follow soon!✌🏽💛

V.E. Schwab is a wonderful storyteller. It is an enjoyable, if slow burn of a weekend read. Found it needed more diversity, in places and people of color.
4 stars.

Moving memoir. Vulnerable, true LGBTQ Black life. The author writes with in beautiful prose, and spotlighting vulnerability. Many moments stay with you. 4 + stars.
Romantique et superb 5 étoiles.
The adventure through a Blue vs Red time war, which becomes a twisted love. Beautifully written.
5 Stars
Spirituality through Art. Meditations.
5 stars.
January picks, both were excellent. We need more books like Angie Thomas’ Concrete Rose. Maverick is a complete person, flaws and strengths he is a great black father. This prequel to The Hate You Give gets
Wealth of Pigeons is a great coffee table Comic collection that has many funny moments. 4 stars.
Mexican Gothic is a perfect horror read. Silvia Moreno Garcia is an exquisite writer and knows how to frighten the reader! 5+ stars,
The Sum of our days is a beautiful memoir it had me smiling and crying. 4+ stars.
Brillant new Arthurian fantasy 5 stars.
Read both these books! Original story’s with brillant protagonists! 5 stars.
Ethics and spiritual reading. 5 stars.
This had me in all my emotions. 5 stars. Pick up a copy when it’s released in September !
The will re-read choices for excellence go to The Island of Sea Women and The Bethrothed. 5 stars for those two, the others are 4 stars.
Norse mythology by Neil Gaiman is magic! 5 stars. Maya’s notebook was a journey of the soul 5 stars. Silent Patient 4 stars.
These six books are all 5 star books. Trigger warning for domestic violence for The Great Alone though.
A little assortment. Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo 5+stars, everything else 5 stars.
You laugh, you cry, you hold your breath as you turn the page, you’re making notes to re-read. 5 star books!
Let’s read together 💜