The Leavers

  The Leavers by Lisa Ko Rating: 4 stars The Leavers is a thoughtful story exploring the long term effects of a young mother's disappearance and her 10 year old son's subsequent adoption on both of their lives.  After growing up with his grandfather in a village in China, Deming moves in with his mother… Continue reading The Leavers

Lost in Translation

I love The Vegetarian and Human Acts, both written by Han Kang and translated by Deborah Smith.  I think they are are both incredible and tragic works about humanity, both it's brutality and compassion.  So I was disappointed when I came across this article today about the error filled translation of The Vegetarian. While I… Continue reading Lost in Translation

Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Rating: 4 stars Expected publication date: August 1, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Girl in Snow is a look at three characters' lives through the lens of a mystery: a teenage girl in Colorado found dead in the snow in… Continue reading Girl in Snow

The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson Rating: 4 stars Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review This book was one of the most interesting and unique stories I've read this year.  I decided to branch out and read some more sci-fi / fantasy, and this is a great work for… Continue reading The Clockwork Dynasty

Stay With Me

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo Rating: 4.5 stars Expected publication date: August 22, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Stay With Me is was an amazing and tragic story about how obsession and lies can destroy a marriage.  All Yejide wants is a child.  She is desperate but… Continue reading Stay With Me

Books out today, July 11th

Hi all!  I have been lucky enough to read and review two books that are being released today.  Both were great, and I suggest you check them out if you get a chance.  Tornado Weather may be one of my top books of the year, so definitely give this one a look. Tornado Weather by… Continue reading Books out today, July 11th

Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave Rating: 4 stars Expected publication date: July 11, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Hello, Sunshine is a great summer read, quick and easy to finish without being mindless like a lot of beach reads out there.  I liked the insights Dave… Continue reading Hello, Sunshine

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance Rating: 3 stars Just a heads up: this review is going to be more personal than most because I am from the Rust Belt, the area Vance describes. I'm conflicted about this book.  I wanted to love it because it basically… Continue reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

The Bedlam Stacks

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley Rating: 4.5 stars Expected publication date: August 1, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I am a huge fan of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and couldn't wait to read Pulley's next novel.  While I was thrilled to get an early… Continue reading The Bedlam Stacks

Books Read in June

Ending the month with a summary of the books I read in June: The Vegetarian by Han Kang, 5 stars + review The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova, 4 stars + review What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah , 5 stars + review The Heirs by Susan… Continue reading Books Read in June