17 Beach Reads

It’s that time of the year again. Holiday time! Since most countries have lowered all the COVID-19 restrictions, it’ll be easier to travel again. So here are seventeen books you take with you and enjoy on the beach or beside the pool. Or anywhere else, really. What I Hid From You by Heleen Kist Thriller Read More

ARC Review: Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances by Aliette de Bodard

Thank you to the author, Aliette de Bodard, for an ARC copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you already know I love Aliette’s books. Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances is no different. Our star couple, Thuan and Asmodeus, is back with more mysteries Read More

Review: Seven of Infinites by Aliette de Bodard

I’m continuing my quest to read all books released by Aliette de Bodard and when my friend got a copy of Seven of Infinities, I asked if she wanted to read it together. It was actually my first buddy read ever, and really enjoyed it as we explored the mystery as we went. Seven of Read More

Review: Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard

Fireheart Tiger is Aliette de Bodard’s latest novella. It’s another fantasy story with a Vietnamese inspired world, this time, pre-colonial. It’s short, bittersweet, and left me wanting more. Thanh has a complicated history and it’s coming back to haunt her in various ways. The fire and seduction complicate the political situation between her country and Read More

Review: The Citadel of Weeping Pearls by Aliette de Bodard

The Citadel of Weeping Pearls is the first book in the xuya universe written by Aliette de Bodard, and it’s available in the Kobo Plus program. I’ve read her other xuya book, The Tea Master and the Detective, before and loved it. This one was nothing like I expected though. In a good way. De Read More

Trying Out Kobo Plus

I got a month of free Kobo Plus when I purchased my new Kobo Clara HD. With their free trial month, I now have two months of unlimited free reading of the Kobo Plus catalogue. I’m lucky they have this program available in the Netherlands, and I can try it out. This post isn’t sponsored. Read More

ARC Review: Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard

Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders is a standalone novella in the Dominion of the Fallen series. You don’t have to have read the other books to enjoy this one. I’ve only read part of the series and could follow it easily. No previous knowledge required. The author was kind enough to send me an ARC Read More

Best Reads of 2020 (so far)

We’re halfway through the year (even if it might not seem like it) so it’s time to review the goals I set at the beginning of the year. I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge at 30 with the intention to read more physical chonkers that are weighing down my shelves. I didn’t actually read that Read More

Review: The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

It’s probably no secret that I adore Aliette’s writing and with my love for tea, it’s not a difficult guess to figure out why I picked up The Tea Master and the Detective. I don’t read much science-fiction but Aliette can sell me anything. Like a female Sherlock Holmes with Watson’s role being played by Read More

Blogmas: Books to Give

A list of books to give this holiday season. This list is filled with diverse books by women. Includes disablities, LGBTQ and minorities. Read More