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

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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

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

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

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