The Heirs

The Heirs by Susan Rieger Rating: 3.5 stars I read this book because I liked the cheeky tone of her previous novel The Divorce Papers, told entirely through emails, memos, and legal documents.  The Heirs is not an epistolary novel like The Divorce Papers but still deals with the dysfunction between a marriage, along with family… Continue reading The Heirs

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Rating: 5 stars   This short story collection is incredible.  Arimah focuses on the lives of women and their relationships, especially between mothers and daughters or others within their families.  Each story features women who need more than society has given… Continue reading What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

The Shadow Land

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova Rating: 4 stars Elizabeth Kostova's latest novel is an intriguing mystery set in Eastern Europe as one American woman seeks to return a lost bag to its owner.  I loved The Swan Thieves* and couldn't wait to read her latest work.  It seems like Kostova sticks with a darker,… Continue reading The Shadow Land

The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian by Han Rating: 5 stars I loved Human Acts, Kang's latest work, and couldn't wait to read her novel that won the Man Booker International Prize.  It did not disappoint.  It was unsettling, haunting, and incredibly weird at parts (mainly thinking about the second section), but it lived up to its critical acclaim.… Continue reading The Vegetarian

Ghachar Ghochar

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Rating: 4 stars This was in interesting and quick read.  It's more of a novella, but no word is wasted.  The story focuses on the narrator's family as they go from barely scraping by in a poor neighborhood in Bangalore to rapidly rich, all thanks to the uncle's spice company.  Suddenly the… Continue reading Ghachar Ghochar

Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan Rating: 4 stars This was high on my list of books to read in 2017, so I was thrilled when I finally got it! This is a great summer read.  It's light and fluffy and perfect to read with a glass of something sparkling or a cup of tea… Continue reading Rich People Problems

All Our Wrong Todays

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Rating: 3.5 stars This story follows Tom as he becomes the first person to travel through time. He leaves his version of 2016, where the creation of unlimited energy in 1965 paved the way for a Jetson's like existence with hover cars, teleportation, and automatic food generators (no… Continue reading All Our Wrong Todays

Fever Dream

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin Rating: 4.5 stars This is my second book finished in my attempt to read three 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlisted works before the winner is announced next month. For the first time in a long while, he looked down and saw his hands. If you have had this experience, you'll know… Continue reading Fever Dream

City Mouse

City Mouse by Stacey Lender Rating: 3 stars Expected publication: June 6, 2017 Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review I wanted to love this book because it's about one of my biggest fears: moving to the suburbs. I plan on living in a city forever, and would absolutely hate the 'burbs.… Continue reading City Mouse

The Animators

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker Rating: 4.5 stars   I loved this book. It was touching, depressing, and hopeful all at once. The Animators tells the story of creative team Mel and Sharon from Sharon's perspective, starting from their first shared joint at an elite college through the effects of their first major animated movie… Continue reading The Animators