Leigh Ann’s Recs No. 11 – The Year of the Beasts

Without including spoilers or giving too much away, I’m going to be honest. I did not find that The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell really ticked the boxes of elements of a great book, if you understand my meaning. If you check out the Goodreads reviews, you’ll find that someContinue reading “Leigh Ann’s Recs No. 11 – The Year of the Beasts”

Book Bundles: Where We Were and How We Got Here

Welcome to the Modcast’s blog series, Book Bundles. This is where we recommend two or more books based around a topic or theme. So you’ve got options! I think the title really says it all: We can’t know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been. If you’re interested in origins, check these out:Continue reading “Book Bundles: Where We Were and How We Got Here”

Book Bundles: The Exploitation of Africa

Welcome to the Modcast’s blog series, Book Bundles. This is where we recommend two or more books based around a topic or theme. So you’ve got options! You’ve seen the humanitarian organization’s ads begging for money, and you’ve seen the viral videos of missionary workers giving them tools and chocolate. Now get ready to confrontContinue reading “Book Bundles: The Exploitation of Africa”

Book Bundles: Sex Sells

Welcome to the Modcast’s newest blog series, Book Bundles. This is where we recommend two or more books based around a topic or theme. So you’ve got options! I’ll admit that my title for this one is a little misleading, but it’s undeniable: just the word “sex” can pique one’s interest. After all, you’re here,Continue reading “Book Bundles: Sex Sells”

The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff

Today I plan on delivering the best book recommendation anyone has ever read. I’m totally lying, my brain is fried from the semester. But I intend to convert some book readers! Behold!!!! Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire I’m going to go ahead and describe it as a contemporary adult romance novel. Abby Abernathy attends aContinue reading “The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 8

 I recommend Ghost in the Tamarind: A Novel by Subramanian Shankar. It is a postcolonial story that takes place in India where a Brahmin boy, Ramu, finds a body of a laborer, Muragappa, under a tamarind tree. The time is pre-Independent India, and the class and caste boundaries prevent an investigation. Ramu cannot get theContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 8”