Book Review | If We Were Villains

Immediately upon seeing the details of M. L. Rio’s debut novel, If We Were Villains, I was sold. Honestly, had I known relatively little about the story, I would have been sold on the cover alone – just look at it! But the fact that it’s a mystery about a group of Shakespearean actors intrigued me. […]

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Book Review | Exit West

I usually don’t pick up books because everyone else is talking about them. But Mohsin Hamid’s newest book, Exit West, caught my interest because it was one of the Book of the Month Club selections for this month, and (even though I ended up getting another BOTM book) I decided to pick this one up anyway. And […]

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Book Review | All That’s Left to Tell

Today, I have a review Daniel Lowe’s debut novel, All That’s Left to Tell. It is a contemporary mystery that explores father-daughter relationships. I haven’t read many books centered around fathers and daughters, so I was definitely intrigued by this book. And while it ended up being completely different than I was expecting, I still think […]

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Book Review | A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman has been on my radar since before I started this blog. I’ve had two of his books – A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry – for at least a year, and hadn’t gotten around to them yet. This month, I finally decided to fix that, and turned […]

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Book Review | The Animators

One of the genres I’ve been trying to read a bit more of is contemporary adult fiction. As I get older, I gain appreciation for literature about characters living and struggling and loving in the world I’m (at least somewhat) familiar with. I’d heard great reviews about The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, so when I […]

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Book Review | The Sympathizer

This might be the first time ever that I’ve read a Pulitzer Prize winner the year it won! (And I barely made it – I just finished this book last night.) I wanted to read this book because it won the Pulitzer and I was a bit curious. But, because it isn’t really the type […]

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Book Review | Nutshell

Ian McEwan is one of those authors I’ve been meaning to read for a while, but haven’t gotten around to; I’ve had a copy of Atonement sitting on my shelf for years. But when I heard about his newest novel, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Nutshell is unlike anything I’ve ever read […]

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