Book Review | Talent

I have a problem. I cannot resist books about books or writers. Literary literary fiction always catches my eye, and Juliet Lapidos’s debut novel, Talent was no exception. Unfortunately, this book fell short of my expectations (which honestly weren’t that high to begin with). (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) Anna Brisker […]

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Book Review | Unmarriageable

You probably know that Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. I just love Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy. When I saw a diverse P&P retelling, I knew I had to read it. Soniah Kamal’s Unmarriageable is a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic set in modern-day Pakistan, and I thought it was a great take […]

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Book Review | The Liar’s Room

Last year, I went through a bit of a thriller phase, and I’ve been itching to pick up another one. And, I’ll admit it, the tagline of Simon Lelic’s The Liar’s Room hooked me. I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, but this book definitely went to a place I was not anticipating at all. (All […]

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Book Review | This Will Only Hurt a Little

I have been a fan of Busy Philipps since Freaks and Geeks. No, I didn’t watch the show in 1999 (I was ten). But I did start watching it maybe six years after it aired. I’ve even owned the DVD by the time I graduated high school. And when I saw that Victoria Schwab enjoyed Busy Philipps’s […]

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Shakespeare Mini Reviews (16-20)

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, but that doesn’t mean I stopped reading Shakespeare plays every month. I actually have five plays to review today, but I combined three of them because they’re different parts of the same tetralogy. Here are the most recent Shakespeare plays I read: Henry VI, […]

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Book Review | Once Upon a River

 Once upon a time, before Goodreads and book blogs, I read Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale and fell in love. Now, it’s been a while, so I don’t remember very much (reading a hundred plus books a year means they all kind of blur together at some point), but I do remember the feeling it gave me. […]

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Book Review | City of Ghosts

It’s been a while since I’ve read middle grade fiction. But I could not resist the combination of Victoria Schwab and one of my favorite cities in the world, Edinburgh. Also the cover. And there is a cat. This book is like my kryptonite. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) Cassidy […]

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