Our Bookish Lives

5 books about the immigrant experience

5 books about the immigrant experience

Immigrants, and immigration in general, are topics near and dear to my heart: I grew up around immigrants, and as a kid, some of my good friends we...
4 bookish books

4 bookish books

“Bookish” books are all the rage right now. By bookish books, I mean ones where books, bookstores, libraries, and/or writers play a key role. Here ...
Reading Roundup: January 2018

Reading Roundup: January 2018

I read a couple new books and reread a couple old ones this month. Here are my favourites. I reread The Summer The World Ended, by Matthew S. Cox....
Teen Voices: Lily, by Michael Thomas Ford

Teen Voices: Lily, by Michael Thomas Ford

Lily by Michael Thomas Ford is not branded specifically as a horror story, and for good reason. Despite the haunting illustrations and the entire ...
5 books by cat people

5 books by cat people

Hi hi hi! Spencer the junior staff cat  here. I like cat people, and I like books by cat people. Here are some books by pawsome cat people. Click o...
Stan Lee recommends

Stan Lee recommends

Meow meow! Stan Lee the senior ranking staff cat here to recommend some books for you. I’m very smart and very good at what I do, so you need to bu...
5 books set in other countries

5 books set in other countries

It started with a comment in a Goodreads group for historical fiction I’m in. Join this new group; somebody wrote. We’re going to be reading books ...
Our favourite LGBT books

Our favourite LGBT books

It's been really cool seeing all the diversity in LGBT+ books, especially in YA. Here are some of my favourites. The thing I liked best about Girls...
5 books you need to read if you're interested in Native American history or culture

5 books you need to read if you're interested in Native American history or culture

As a kid, I was a Iittle obsessed with all things Native American. Eventually, that faded, but I'm still curious about Native American culture and ...
$0.99 books Stan Lee recommends

$0.99 books Stan Lee recommends

Meow meow! Stan Lee the senior ranking staff cat here. If you need some cheap books for the winter, the humans at Carpe Librum are offering a bunch...
Our favourite LGBT books

Our favourite LGBT books

It's been really cool seeing LGBT+ people represented in books lately. Here are some of my favourites. 1. Girls Like Me by Nina Packebush is about ...
Best books for the millennial reader

Best books for the millennial reader

I really liked Malinche's Conquest, by Anna Lanyon. It's the story of how an Australian discovered the story behind Malinche, an indigenous woman ...