B O O K S
During the month of March, I managed to read 10 books. How I managed that is beyond me. This month felt like two months.
I completely forgot to write a review for this but I LOVED it. I heard this series was hyped a lot when it was first out, and it’s a shame I missed it all in my early blog days! I really want to see how this series end but this came out in 2015! And I haven’t found anything that suggests the final book any time soon.
Super cute, and adorable. Really short. Works well as a great pick-me-up read.
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
From my review: “The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali is an emotional, page-turning read. It’s personal and bold, with a hopeful and happy ending. Khan is making a splash with her brilliant debut novel that and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future. ”
It’s Not About The Burqa
Continue reading “Monthly Rewind: March 2019”
“A much-needed collection of essays from Muslim women on faith, feminism and sexuality as a Muslim woman.” My short review
*I receive e-copies of
these books via NetGalley in return for an honest review*
the mermaid’s voice returns in this one – amanda lovelace
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
powerful and empowering conclusion to the Women Are Some Kind of Magic trilogy.
I wasn’t too sure about this reading especially since I didn’t particularly
enjoy the second book that much, but I knew it would bug me to not complete a
series that is short like this one. The one thing I liked the most about Lovelace’s
work is how she uses the concepts of fairy tales, subverting traditionally
submissive stories about women and reinventing them in her own way. I guess,
and it isn’t Lovelace’s fault, the style really doesn’t do much for me anymore.
I can’t really fault her on this structure being so overused in popular poetry
Rilakkuma: By Your Side – Aki Kondo
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
Cute and simple. By Your Side is a series of different everyday scenes of
Rilakkuma and his friends. It’s pretty sweet, a simple quote book filled with
adorable art of the well-loved cartoon characters. It’s a book I would keep at
my shelf and look through if I’m feeling down.
Don’t expect a lot from this book, it’s mainly pictures with some inspiring quotes alongside it. But it’s delightful and optimistic. I believe this was released in anticipation of Rilakkuma’s upcoming Netflix series, which I did not know what happening. And now I’m pretty excited to watch it.