Books Read in July

Ending the month with a summary of the books I read in July: The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley, Rating: 4.5 stars + review The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet, Rating: 4 stars Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, Rating: 3 stars + review Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave, Rating: 4 stars + review… Continue reading Books Read in July


The Windfall

The Windfall by Diksha Basu Rating: 3.5 stars The Windfall is a nice, light book to read when you just need a break from more serious topics (like healthcare or the U.S. government in general).  The story follows a family from East Delhi who find themselves suddenly wealthy after the father sells his website for millions… Continue reading The Windfall

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize was just announced on Thursday, and it looks like an excellent group of books. I've read four of these already, and once the shortlist is announced in September I will try to read all six before the winner is announced in October. Below are the 13 selections… Continue reading The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist

Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin Rating: 4.5 stars Expected publication date: August 22nd, 2017   Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is an amazing and timely book about how unfairly women are still treated in the media, even in 2017.  While it takes two consenting adults… Continue reading Young Jane Young

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy Rating: 4.5 stars Confession: I have not read The God of Small Things.  I know, I know, it's a classic and I really should read it.  It's been on my list for a while, but I haven't gotten around to it.  So when I had the chance… Continue reading The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

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 an amazing and tragic story about how obsession and lies can destroy a marriage.  All Yejide wants is a child.  She is desperate but content… Continue reading Stay With Me