Books out today, August 1st

Hi all!  I have been lucky enough to read and review three books that are being released today.  All three were great, and I suggest you check them out if you get a chance. The Bedlam Stacks is a great follow up to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, so fans of Watchmaker should definitely check… Continue reading Books out today, August 1st

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 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

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

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

2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist – UPDATE

And the winner is.... A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman (Jessica Cohen, Translation)!  I was hoping for Fever Dream because of how amazing disturbing it was (it gets better each time I think back on it), but now I have to add the winner to my TBR.  Sadly, I was unable to read… Continue reading 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist – UPDATE

Books about lost artwork

As I mentioned in my post on The Shadow Land, I love books about lost, stolen, forgotten, or forged artwork.  Here are some of my favorites that somehow involve works of art, in no particular order. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith - A recently uncovered but possibly forged painting is key… Continue reading Books about lost artwork

Books Read in May

Ending the month with a summary of the books I read in May: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn.  Rating: 3.5 stars + review Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.  Rating: 4 stars + review The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.  Rating: 4 stars + review Judas by Amos Oz.  Rating: 4 stars + review The… Continue reading Books Read in May

Feminist Non-fiction Recommendations

You may have noticed from other posts, but I love reading about feminism.  While fiction can provide a creative outlet to explore topics related to sexism in today's society, there are several excellent non-fiction works and essay collections that I read recently and want to share: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley - 4… Continue reading Feminist Non-fiction Recommendations

Best Summer Reads

Now that we are already in May with the weather hopefully getting better (come on Chicago, it should not be 40 degrees in May), I thought I would post a list of my top picks for summer reading.  While I still read serious books this season, it's also a great excuse to reach for something lighter and… Continue reading Best Summer Reads