An Ode To Old San Francisco via Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Tales of the City Armistead Maupin released 1970 | ★★★★★ “Mother must be dying.” “Stop trying to cheer me up.” Now that, my friends is what we in the business call a wild ride. This is a ridiculous 1970s soap opera that I could not help but enjoy, but I think above all else, it … More An Ode To Old San Francisco via Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Magic, Greek Mythology, and Ableism in Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap Laura Ruby released 2012 | ★★★★☆ Funny how you notice how beautiful things are just when you’re about to leave them. It is amazing how a novel focusing on only three characters can feel like one of the most human experiences of your recent reading history. Bone Gap is about the burden of the past, … More Magic, Greek Mythology, and Ableism in Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

The Failures of Capitalism as portrayed by In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) Seanan McGuire released 2019 | ★★★★★ In An Absent Dream is a story about a girl who does not fit exactly what a girl should be, who would rather dream than be a perfect girl. In this book, we follow her journey through the Goblin Market, where there are … More The Failures of Capitalism as portrayed by In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

Clocks, Tenderness, and the Future in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (#1) Natasha Pulley released 2015 | ★★★★☆ This is a strange and very wonderful book about making clocks, the future, and also love in the 1850s. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street follows Thaniel, a local clerk who finds a watch on his person. When this watch alerts him of a bomb … More Clocks, Tenderness, and the Future in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Identity, Subversion, and Narrative Agency in Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver Naomi Novik released 2018 | ★★★★★ But the world I wanted wasn’t the world I lived in, and if I would do nothing until I could repair every terrible thing at once, I would do nothing forever. Spinning Silver is a masterful tapestry of interwoven stories. Containing some of the best lady protagonists of … More Identity, Subversion, and Narrative Agency in Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik