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

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

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

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

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

Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave Rating: 4 stars Expected publication date: July 11, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Hello, Sunshine is a great summer read, quick and easy to finish without being mindless like a lot of beach reads out there.  I liked the insights Dave… Continue reading Hello, Sunshine

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance Rating: 3 stars Just a heads up: this review is going to be more personal than most because I am from the Rust Belt, the area Vance describes. I'm conflicted about this book.  I wanted to love it because it basically… Continue reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

The Refugees

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen Rating: 5 stars I loved The Sympathizer, but Nguyen may be one of those authors where I love their short stories more than their novels (like Han Kang, I loved The Vegetarian but Human Acts was so much more devastating and beautiful; also, Hemingway). [...] I had omitted the… Continue reading The Refugees