A Long Petal of the Sea

Last Thursday at the #CuentosUnidos event hosted by @penguinrandomhouse, we were given the upcoming release of Isabel Allende’s new novel, A Long Petal of the Sea.⁠ ⭐ What Is it about?⁠ In the late 1930s, when fascists topple the Spanish government, hundreds of thousands flee over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of … Continue reading A Long Petal of the Sea

The Friend Zone

Title: The Friend Zone Author: Abby Jimenez Rate: 5/5 Bookstore: Amazon Publisher: Forever Romance Date Published: June 11, 2019 Synopsis: Kristen Peterson doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have … Continue reading The Friend Zone

Naturally Tan

Title: Naturally Tan Author: Tan France Rate: 4/5 Bookstore: Target Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date Published: June 4, 2019 Synopsis: In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix’s smash-hit QUEER EYE, tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional Muslim family, as one … Continue reading Naturally Tan

We Set the Dark on Fire

Title: We Set the Dark on Fire Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia Rate: 3.5/5 Bookstore: Barnes & Nobles Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Date Published: February 26, 2019 Synopsis: At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run her husband’s household or raise his children, but both wives … Continue reading We Set the Dark on Fire

The House on Mango Street

Title: The House on Mango Street Author: Sandra Cisneros Rate: 5/5 Bookstore: Barnes & Noble Publisher: Vintage Publishing Synopsis: The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes — sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous — it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few … Continue reading The House on Mango Street