Book Reviews

Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

Genre : FictionDate Published : January 18th, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books In what is clearly becoming a pattern, I once again heard about this book in one of my classes. My professor described it as a collection of very unsettling, but beautiful short stories, and one of my classmates turned around to look at me… Continue reading Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

Book Reviews

Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Genre : Literary FictionDate Published : May 14, 2019Publisher : Knopf Publishing For this week’s review, I changed what book I wanted to tackle so many times. First it was G. Willow Wilson’s The Bird King (which, so far, is amazing, but is close to 400 pages, and I decided to put it down until… Continue reading Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Genre : Short StoryPublished : October 2, 2006 / June 1, 2010Publisher : Granta / Anchor When Emory and I came up with the idea to recommend a short story to each other for this week’s post, I was at a loss for a while. It was like every short story I had ever read… Continue reading Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

Genre : Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy FictionInitially Published : August 2014, Reprint: January 2015 Publisher : Twelfth Planet Press/Strange Horizons With a busy next few weeks ahead of us, Sara and I decided to switch things up a bit for our next two blog posts! This Sunday and next Sunday, we’ll each be reviewing a… Continue reading Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

Book Reviews

Book Review | Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Genre : Magical Realism, HorrorDate Published : October 3, 2017Publisher : Graywolf Press For my first ever book review for Sister Shelf, I decided to review a short story collection that means a lot to me: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. I first picked up this collection in October 2018, right around the time I was getting… Continue reading Book Review | Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado