Red Clocks

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Rating: 5 stars Expected publication date: January 16, 2018 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Amazing.  Red Clocks tells the story of five women in a small town in Oregon after the Personhood Amendment, banning abortions and in vitro fertilization, is passed by a conservative… Continue reading Red Clocks

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Quick Take: A Selfie as Big as the Ritz

A Selfie as Big as the Ritz by Lara Williams Rating: 4 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Summary: The women in Lara Williams’ debut story collection, A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, navigate the tumultuous interval between early twenties and middle age. In the title story,… Continue reading Quick Take: A Selfie as Big as the Ritz

Quick Take: The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin Rating: 4 stars Summary: This is the second novel in "Remembrance of Earth’s Past", the near-future trilogy written by the China's multiple-award-winning science fiction author, Cixin Liu. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion — four centuries in the future. The… Continue reading Quick Take: The Dark Forest

Buy a Whisker

Buy a Whisker by Sofie Ryan Rating: 4 stars After spending the previous 2 weeks reading about HRC's 2016 presidential campaign (then watching Trump f*ck even more things up) and Earth's potential destruction at the hands of an alien species, I needed something a bit lighter to focus on.  When in doubt, I always go… Continue reading Buy a Whisker

The Three Body Problem

The Three Body Problem by  Liu Cixin Rating: 5 stars I am still recovering from this awe-inspiring read after a week.  It's that good.  I am not normally a huge sci-fi fan, but this book was incredible.  I loved that it had the right amount of hard science mixed in with the alien plot.  Plus,… Continue reading The Three Body Problem

Books Read in September

Well, September was a better month for reading, but worse for my blog posts.  I have been unexpectedly away from internet/my laptop for an extended period, but will hopefully be back to a regular posting schedule soon.  Below are the books I finished last month: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie, Rating: x stars + review… Continue reading Books Read in September

What Happened

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton Rating: 4.5 stars  "It wasn't all yoga and breathing: I also drank my share of chardonnay." Same, Hillary. Same. What Happened?  That's something I've asked myself over and over since the election, and I still can't find a satisfying answer that doesn't make me lose hope in humanity.  This… Continue reading What Happened

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

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