Rupi Kaur

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Rupi Kaur. You’ve heard of her. You’ve seen her poetry on Tumblr, Instagram and so many more platforms in artsy movements. Rupi Kaur is the “Queen of Instapoets.” Without knowing a lot about her I was skeptical of the idea of her heavily commercialized poetry. Daughter of two immigrant parents, 25-year-old Rupi Kaur is an […]

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The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault. We follow Eden through 4 years […]

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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

Two girls go away on holiday. One girl comes back. When two young girls meet two young men, fresh out of prison, on their way to London a wary mother looks on while thinking of a way to make sure the girls make it to their intended destination. When the witness, Ella, fails to take […]

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Thornhill by Pam Smy

Feels Like: Stephen King’s Carrie character was sent to boarding school and is still getting bullied. Step into the world, past and present, of Thornhill Institute. Told in letters from an orphan, Mary, living at Thornhill in the 80’s and illustrations through the point of view of a modern day next door neighbor, Ella, Thornhill […]

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You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Welcome to Gender Studies 101: Misconceptions. Song Pairing: “Something, In General” by Ritt Momney Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist You Think It, I’ll Say It is a case study in misconception. Several case studies, actually, since it’s comprised of ten short stories. As a grown woman reflects on the trials and tribulations of […]

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Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Feels like: The Handmaid’s Tale, lite. Sounds like: “Raw” by Singrid Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist This is the kind of book that speaks better for itself than any review I could possibly give it. Red Clocks by the undeniably talented Leni Zumas is told in the echo of women’s struggles over the ownership of our […]

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