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

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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

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 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 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