As I write this review, International Women’s Day is approaching – March 8th – and I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a woman today. There is so much happening in the world that I don’t even have the full capacity to comprehend it all without feeling like I am … Continue reading
Category Archives: American
Book Review of “Wild Souls” by Emma Marris: Rethinking nature conservation and the wild
Emma Marris’ book Wild Souls was an easy read for me at the beginning of 2022. I saw it in the nonfiction section at my local book store and I was intrigued by the cover. I have been reading a lot of books about nature, the wild, conservation, and human relationships with the non-human world. … Continue reading
“Dálvi”: A Review of Laura Galloway’s memoir of living in the arctic tundra
It has been a while since I wrote any reviews or posted articles here. It has been a rough couple of months, I am not going to lie. I haven’t been reading as much as I normally would, which makes running a book blog complicated, to say the least. If you want to follow my … Continue reading
Review of Rumaan Alam’s “Leave the World Behind”: What happens when we ignore nature?
This novel doesn’t give you the whole story of how this tragedy unfolds, but rather asks the question: what would you do in the first few days of the world’s end? How would you spend your time? Where would you go? What would you do? Continue reading
Where Is My Motivation? And what I have been reading lately
Find out what I have been reading since the end of summer! Continue reading
Book Review of Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Rodham”: When Fiction and Fact Meet in a Novel
It was a difficult read for me for many reasons. Firstly, I could not help but despair and wonder if a female president of the United States of America can only exist in fiction. Continue reading
Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review
The Me Too movement, founded by Tarana Burke, which was a grass roots movement that addressed sexual assault and rape culture, has also found its way into contemporary novels and films. The 2019 Hollywood film, Bombshell is one such example, and there seem to be more on the way. Mary Higgins Clark’s novel, Kiss the … Continue reading
3 Life Lessons from “You Matter”: A review of Matthew Emerzian’s self-help book
I have read a lot of self-help books this year. 2020 seems to be the year of reflecting on ourselves, our communities, and our world. In some ways, the books often say similar things and share similar talking points. The difference, for me then, is in the way these messages are delivered, and how well … Continue reading
A Review of Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Eileen”: An Ode to Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca”?
I am a big fan of Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing. I have also reviewed her novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation which you can check out by clicking on the title. Moshfegh has an amazing way of writing perfectly awful characters in such a nuanced and special way. I feel like you love to hate … Continue reading
“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju
Bola Juju is an American author and this is her first collection of poems. Bound2Books is no stranger to poetry. I love to read poetry books, I love to talk about poetry, and I feel like it is extremely important to celebrate and keep poetry alive and in conversation in the contemporary world. Juju’s collection … Continue reading
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