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

White Fur

White Fur by Jardine Libaire Rating: 4 stars I'm a sucker for star-crossed lovers, even though I hate Romeo and Juliet.  I know they were of marrying age for their time, but something about 13 year olds killing themselves for "true love" just doesn't sit right with me.  Elise and Jamey are at least college… Continue reading White Fur

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

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

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