Heavy Vinyl Vol. 2: Y2K-O by Carly Usdin

The girls of Heavy Vinyl are back in all their '90s glory! It's been nine months since they saved Rosie Riot, and the girls have now become good friends, and started their own band Volcano Girls. When it becomes clear Rick Blaze is involved in a conspiracy to actually bring about Y2k, it's up to…

Diverse Book Blog Tour: Girl in Translation

For today's post I'll be participating in the Diverse Books Blog Tour by my blogging friend and future librarian, Sammie. You can read Sammie's introductory post on her blog The Bookwyrm's Den. About Tour the World in 30 Books: This blog tour hosted by Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den in support of her local public…

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

First off, happy 80th Birthday to my dad. Yes, he's 80. And still riding that motorcycle every day, even in the middle of a global pandemic as he refuses to stay home. Pachinko tells the multigenrational story of a Korean young woman, Suja, and her family from the early 1900s until 1989. At sixteen, Suja…

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Nineteen-year-old Hedwig Keisler has just wowed the people of Vienna playing the famous Hapsburg Empress Elizabeth, and won the admiration of the weapons manufacturer Fritz Mandl. The older Mandl asks her father for permission to date her, and afraid of saying no to such a powerful man, he agrees. When Mandl asks her to marry…

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

In 1891 young Rachel Kalam is a happy little girl living in Honolulu with her family. But her family is forever changed when first her father's brother, Pono, contracts Leporsy and then Rachel begins to show signs. Her frantic family does what they can to hide Rachel's ailment and cure her themselves, but a slip…

The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Twenty-five-year-old Ivy Rowan has always seen ghosts. She' also just survived the flu epidemic in 1918 only to learn that her father and teenage brother have just killed a young German immigrant in town as retaliation for the war and the subsequent death of her other brother. Enraged, she decided it's finally time for her…