Love in Color by Bolu Babalola

Rating: 🪐🪐🪐🪐

A book of love stories based on myths and folklore from cultures around the world. I was delighted by the fact that all of the stories were centered around the women (and I, of course, loved the sapphic tale based on Egyptian mythology). A stunning collection for anyone who wants to put a little love in their heart... Click to continue reading!

Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston

Rating: 🪐🪐🪐

I have never read a book like this before. West African mythology and history + a Black, queer MC + an interdimensional, genderqueer alien (who is also part demon)... this story has it all and more. While I can't say that I would highly recommend it due to the disjointed and somewhat messy writing, I am glad that I read it, and I would encourage anyone who is interested in a very unique reading experience to give it a try, especially if you typically enjoy YA... Click to continue reading!

Circe by Madeline Miller

Rating: 🪐🪐🪐🪐

A retelling of some classic Greek myths with a feminist twist. I can be a hipster when it comes to books that have this much hype, but I actually really enjoyed this, and it 110% deserves all of the praise it gets. Seeing the misogyny that even a goddess could face was heartbreaking, yet validating. Highly recommend to women and other marginalized genders... Click to continue reading!