The Fifth Season brings about devastation, volcanos erupting, the ground beneath your feet falling apart — communities don’t survive it; it’s a complete reset of the world they know. We follow the perspectives of Damaya, Syenite, and Essun — three women coming to terms with their connection to the Earth, their control of the plates, and how to best manipulate this energy for the protection of civilization and their own safety. Jemisin... (read more)Recommended by Tawney E.
A beautifully compelling coming-of-age tale that offers an important glimpse into the immigrant experience. Tahir elegantly explores the complicated nuances of trauma with incredibly honest writing and such richly drawn characters, I felt I knew them personally after finishing. Recommended by Tawney E.
A heartfelt and honest read with great nuggets of wisdom. I loved reading Morrie's outlook on life and admired his compassion and the patience he extended to those around him. A heartfelt and inspiring read. Recommended by Tawney E.
Unapologetically honest writing with incredibly realistic and complicated characters. This book explores how a political stance can affect your thoughts but not always relate to your behavior, and how toxic relationships can be when you have not yet had a chance to grow on a personal level. If you are a
Sally Rooney fan, do yourself a favor and check this one out. :) Recommended by Tawney E.
This book follows three generations of Palestinian women as they navigate life in modern-day Brooklyn. An emotionally profound read about family, trauma, and loss, but ripe with themes of courage, hope, and the incredible power of reading.Recommended by Tawney E.