Book Review: The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Winthrop’s latest novel, The Mercy Seat, publishes June 14th. As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces the final hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he … Continue reading Book Review: The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

I’d not heard of this book until Diverse Books Club announced it as one of their September reads. Naturally, after reading the synopsis, I had to get myself a copy and join in. Book Description: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has … Continue reading Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

#DiverseATHON *Buddy Read* Book Review: Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

After a thoroughly enjoyable buddy read of Different Class by Joanne Harris, which you can read all about here, the blog has returned to Vienna, Austria – this time myself and Caecilia paired up to read Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino. We read this book as part of #diverseATHON, a week long … Continue reading #DiverseATHON *Buddy Read* Book Review: Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino