Quick Take: This Savage Song

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Rating: 5 stars Summary: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future… Continue reading Quick Take: This Savage Song

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Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Rating: 3 stars I wanted to love this book so much.  I loved Everything I Never Told You, and I did love Ng's writing in this one.  However, I couldn't get over what felt like an invalidation of adoptive parents.  I know Ng said in multiple interviews that we… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere

The Golden House

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie Rating: 4.5 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is an ambitious work, a Gatsby-ish and gothic look at a great family's fall from grace.  Throughout the main plot Rushdie drops in major events from the mirroring decline of the last decade,… Continue reading The Golden House

Books Read in August

August was not a good reading month for me.  First my brother's car broke down completely, so we spent several hours a day for two weeks in car dealerships looking for a new one (I was co-signing, so I had to be there).  Then my parents visited for over a week . While I loved… Continue reading Books Read in August

Quick take: You Play the Girl

You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages by Carina Chocano Rating: 4 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Summary: In this smart, funny, impassioned call to arms, a pop culture critic merges memoir and commentary to explore how our… Continue reading Quick take: You Play the Girl

Books out today, August 22nd

Hi all!  I have been lucky enough to read and review two books that are being released today.  Both were amazing, two of my favorites of 2017 so far, and I suggest you check them out if you get a chance. Young Jane Young describes the aftermath of an affair with a married politician on the… Continue reading Books out today, August 22nd

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Rating: 5 stars I know I am incredibly late to the party on this one, but I am so glad I finally read it.  Gay's essays are powerful and insightful while still being relatable.  I really appreciated reading about how Gay herself is a "bad feminist."  She is an outspoken… Continue reading Bad Feminist

Sociable

Sociable by Rebecca Harrington Rating: 3.5 stars Expected publication date: March 27, 2018 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Summary: When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York with a degree in journalism she had visions of writing witty opinion pieces, marrying her journalist boyfriend, and attending glamorous parties… Continue reading Sociable

Quick Take: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet Rating: 4 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Summary: Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adele Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at… Continue reading Quick Take: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

All Is Beauty Now

All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber Rating: 4.5 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Devastating and beautiful. Reading this book felt like lifting a curtain on a chaotic family dynamic, pulled into the dazzling contact highs and dark, chaotic lows that drag you under.  The lush,… Continue reading All Is Beauty Now