Dr LoSavio’s Book Reviews

A Coastline Is an Immeasurable Thing: A Memoir Across Three Continents by Mary Alice Daniel

A moving transcultural, transnational memoir in the vein of Enough: A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood by Amelia Zachry, The White Mosque: A Memoir by Sofia Samatar, or Homebound: An Uprooted Daughter’s Reflections on Belonging by Vanessa A. Bee about a woman of mixed national heritage seeking her place in our increasingly transcultural, transethnic world. In Daniel’s…

Scatterlings: A Novel by Resoketswe Martha Manenzhe

One of the primary reasons I love reading — and I’m not the first to say this — is the deep empathy reading about others’ experiences develops in ourselves. Scatterlings is such a novel that opens us up to new ways of understanding the past and the present, others and ourselves. This is a novel…

After Sappho: A Novel by Selby Wynn Schwartz

This is a deeply intellectual tale, one woven out of ancient and Italian history, imagination, and philosophies of Womanhood and queerness. The fiction in these pages reads as a reimagined history of real women, whose lives were lost to us because of the threat they posed (just by being) to European and Italian patriarchy. The…

A Woman’s Place: A Novel by Lainie Jones

Some context as to how I came across this book. As I have mentioned before in another review, I do not usually gravitate toward independently published novels. But as with that previous review, I happened across the opportunity to do so via a FB group I am in which pairs up authors with reviewers. See…

Anxiety in the Wilderness: Short Stories by Kathleen Patrick

I’ll start with context, not about the book, but about how I came to review it. I don’t typically read independently published novels and books for a variety of reasons. But I decided to join a Facebook group, one which has an active review program organized by the administrators. On a whim and by chance,…

The Bird Tattoo: A Novel by Dunya Mikhail

This novel devastated me. From its start to its end, I could not look away, though I wanted to put it down so many times, needed to put it down so many times for my own peace of mind. The pain of the characters was so real and tangible that I felt if I put…


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

About Me

Welcome to my Book Review Blog! My reviews have no spoilers, but I will provide a brief plot or outline and my thoughts on them. Sometimes I read them with an eye for course adoption or for use in a classroom, sometimes I’m just reading for fun. I hope my reviews help you find books you love. Enjoy my reviews and thanks for reading. — JL

Subscribe to Dr LoSavio’s Book Reviews

Get notified about my latest Book Review posts in your inbox.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s